- On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. This will open up a run box.
- Type in “powershell” and hit enter. This should open up a window where you can type in commands.
- Open up the launch pad and locate the "Other" folder.
- Open up the Terminal application.
- Now that you have a terminal opened. You will need to type in the following command.
- If all goes well, it should say
The default password should be “raspberry” unless you changed it. Type this in and then hit enter.
- The last line should now say:
This means you are now done. If it has not done this and given you some sort of error, the next section will go through the common issues and all the solutions.
- I receive the following error: ssh: connect to host raspberrypi.local port 22: Connection refused
- I receive the following error: ssh: Could not resolve hostname raspberrypi.local: No such host is known.
This means something has gone wrong in the setup process and SSH is not enabled. You may need to force it on by either adding an empty file called ssh to the boot partition or just reinstall the OS.
This either means that the Raspberry Pi has not connected or there is an issue with the hostname service. If this issue persists, you may like to try out the Raspberry Pi Finder from Adafruit. This will connect VIA direct IP, completely bypassing the hostname service.