How to log into your Raspberry Pi via SSH
To log into your Raspberry Pi via SSH, be sure you have enabled SSH server. By default, its disabled. Click here to enable SSH server on your Raspberry Pi first.
- Download Putty or Bitvise SSH Client
- Install the desired app. Putty is a basic SSH app. Bitvise also has SFTP. This allows you to easily upload/download files to and from your Pi. I recommend Bitvise SSH Client
- For Bitvise SSH Client Enter in username: pi password: raspberry port: 22 hostname: (you can use raspberrypi or the IP address) and then click on Login button at the bottom. Click the accept button when it comes up. You will see a black terminal window. This is where you can enter commands on your Pi. You will also see another window that will show you files. Here you can upload/download and edit files on your Pi
- For Putty type in the hostname or IP address and give it a name in the Saved Sessions box and then click on Save on the right. Click on Open button to get to log in screen. Enter in username: pi password: raspberry