Next, you will need to download the latest release of the Adafruit Pi Finder utility. It is a cross platform utility, and downloads are available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Click the link below to download the latest release for your operating system, and extract the archive once it has finished downloading.

Open the extracted folder, and launch the executable for your operating system. The Pi Finder will launch with a window like the one shown below.

Click the Find My Pi! button to start the search process.

The Pi Finder will begin searching for your Pi. Once it has located your Pi, it will display a menu like the one shown below.

The default settings will work for a fresh Raspbian install. If your Pi has been previously configured, you can change the SSH user and password. Click the Terminal button to connect to your Pi.

A SSH connection will be started, and you will be able to use it like any other SSH client. Next we will look at bootstrapping your Raspberry Pi with a few helpful tools.

This guide was first published on Apr 08, 2015. It was last updated on Apr 08, 2015.

This page (Connecting to the Pi) was last updated on Jan 19, 2022.

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