If you use windows, then you will need to download a free program called “PuTTY” from here: http://www.putty.org/.

Having downloaded and installed PuTTY (it's a single file called putty.exe), run the program.

Enter the IP address that you found earlier and click “Open”. This will give you a warning (the first time) and then prompt you for the user (“pi”) and password (“raspberry”).

The ssh window will then be ready for use.

For a good example of how to use ssh to remotely configure a raspberry Pi, take a look at this tutorial:


This guide was first published on Dec 20, 2012. It was last updated on Dec 20, 2012.
This page (SSH under Windows) was last updated on Sep 22, 2020.