PuTTY and Raspberry Pi

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.

It is particularly useful when you have a Raspberry Pi but no keyboard. Then you should set up PuTTY to connect your PC or laptop to R-Pi.

It is very easy to set up and start up. PuTTY can be downloaded from here. Then, get the IP address of R-Pi ready. (Opps, I guess you still have to borrow a keyboard to type in the command ip addr show at R-Pi).

raspberry pi IP address

How to get IP address of Raspberry Pi.

Specify the destination (R-Pi) that you want to connect to by typing in the host name / IP adress of R-Pi and Port 22. Connection type is SSH. Save it as a session so that it is easier to load it next time.

PuTTY configuration and connection

PuTTY configuration and connection

When you click open, a terminal emulator will be open and you can type in any command (except startx of what I know) just like you did in the terminal in R-Pi.

PuTTY terminal

PuTTY terminal


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