Logging in remotely

Note from VKLink version 2, there is no need to log in remotely, everything can be done via your web browser. Skip all this and go to Choosing the Channel Driver

The aim of this setup with the Pi is to be able to access and do EVERYTHING without a keyboard and monitor plugged into it.

It has been noted that some keyboards play havoc with the sound dongle.

So, the best thing to do is Secure Shell into the pi. This also means you can hide the board into existing equipment.

Doing it under Winblows(Edit)

As Windows is its own law, we have to use an external program called putty. This is downloadable from sourceforge.

As Stated when using win32DiskImager, just agree with all the whining winblows does regarding unsigned software.

Download the program and run it.

In the Host Name (or IP address) window, type in the IP address you set for your Pi earlier in this tutorial.

Leave port 22 alone. this is correct.

Click Open.

A window will load and after a few seconds, if this is the first time you have connected to your pi, it will ask you if you can verify the machine ID. just type yes.

You will then be asked for a username which is pi, and a password, which is raspberry or whatever you changed it to in Initial Setup.

You will now be in the prompt where you can run the Main Setup Menu or do whatever you need to do.

Doing it under Linux, FreeBSD, Mac and near every other operating system.(Edit)

Simply, Open a Terminal window.


ssh -l pi XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

Where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the IP address you had set earlier.

Enter the password, and your in.

If this is the first time you have connected, you will be asked to verify the machine identity, again type yes

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