Monday, June 15, 2015

Using Remote Desktop Connection to Access Your Pi.

In this tutorial I will show you how to use XRDP and Remote Desktop Connection to access your Raspberry Pi remotely. This process is very simple and eliminates the need for a keyboard, monitor, and mouse.

Time: less than 5 minutes.
Difficulty: Easy

You Will Need:

  • Raspberry Pi running Raspbian.
  • Keyboard, mouse, and monitor (for setup only).
  • An Internet connection, either Ethernet or wifi.
  • A Windows computer
Steps:
  1. Start your Pi and log in to Raspbian.
  2. Open your terminal.
  3. Type sudo apt-get update and press Enter.
  4. Type sudo apt-get install xrdp and press Enter.
  5. Once this finishes, type hostname -I. This will show the IP address of your Pi. Write it down and save it for the next step.
  6. log in to your windows computer
  7. Open Remote Desktop Connection
  8. Type the IP of your pi in the box labeled Computer.
  9. This should show a log in form for your Pi.
  10. Type in the user name and password for your Pi.
  11. You should see your Pi's desktop or terminal.