- Be sure to have a SD card with a working Linux distribution (we wont cover this here)
- Be sure to have a micro USB cable to power the Pi
- Connect a monitor (Television or HDMI), USB keyboard, and working Ethernet cable to the Pi
Then type in the following commands in order
- ssh-keygen -t rsa (hit enter twice when prompted)
mv /boot/boot_enable_ssh.rc /boot/boot.rc
Now you can use an SSH client on a windows/mac/linux computer (there are lots of free ones out there) and log in to that ip address (for example, 192.168.1.106 or whatever yours is) with the same username pi and password raspberry
Now you can control the Pi from your desktop computer! Remember that this IP address can only be accessed from within the local network (that is, your home or office with a shared router) - you can't get to it from the outside world if you have a 192. or 10. IP address. Ask your friendly IT/Network admin if you have questions about this.