In this lesson you will learn how to remote control your Raspberry Pi with a console cable.

The great advantage of connecting this way is that it can even supply the power for your Pi and you do not need keyboard, mouse or display attached to the Pi to log into it.

You will need to install terminal emulation software (Putty) if you are using Windows and also USB drivers for the Console Lead. The Mac Terminal comes with its own software.

The Raspberry Pi uses its built-in serial port to allow devices to connect to its console and issue commands just as if you were logged in.

In the next lesson, we will look at another way of doing much the same thing but over a local network using something called SSH.

This guide was first published on Dec 18, 2012. It was last updated on Apr 04, 2024.

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