SSH using Windows
On Windows you will need to download an SSH client. The most commonly used one is called PuTTY and can be downloaded from greenend.org.uk
putty.exe under the heading
For Windows on Intel x86.
It doesn't have an installer package, it's just a standalone
.exe file. When you run it you'll see the configuration screen below:
Type the IP address of the Pi into the
Host Name field and click the
Open button. If nothing happens for a while when you click the
Open button and eventually see a message saying
Network error: Connection timed out it's likely that you've entered the wrong IP address for the Pi.
If you don't know the IP address just type
hostname -I in the Raspberry Pi command line. See more methods of finding your IP address.
When the connection works you'll see this security warning (below), you can safely ignore it and click the Yes button. You'll only see this warning the first time when PuTTY connects to a Pi that it has never seen before.
You'll now have the usual login prompt, login with the same username and password as you would use on the Pi itself. The default login for Raspbian is
pi with the password
You should now have the Raspberry Pi prompt which will be identical to the one found on the Raspberry Pi itself.
pi@raspberrypi ~ $
You can type
exit to close the PuTTY window.
The next time you use PuTTY look for the
Saved Sessions section on the bottom half of the configuration screen. If you use this I recommend switching to the
Connection page in the left hand tree and setting the
Seconds between keepalives value to
30. Then switch back to the
Session page in the tree before you click
Save. Using this setting allows you to leave a PuTTY window open for long periods of time with no activity and the Pi will not time out and disconnect you.
For further PuTTY documentation please see the putty docs