For Windows Users

For Windows 10 or higher users, remote login to a Raspberry Pi can be achieved through the following steps:

  1. Search for powershell in your Windows search box. Right-click on Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.

  2. Determine your Raspberry Pi’s IP address by typing ping -4 <hostname>.local in PowerShell.

    ping -4 raspberrypi.local

    The Raspberry Pi’s IP address will be displayed once it’s connected to the network.

    • If the terminal displays Ping request could not find host pi.local. Please check the name and try again., verify the hostname you’ve entered is correct.

    • If the IP address still isn’t retrievable, check your network or WiFi settings on the Raspberry Pi.

  3. Once the IP address is confirmed, log in to your Raspberry Pi using ssh <username>@<hostname>.local or ssh <username>@<IP address>.

    ssh pi@raspberrypi.local


    If an error appears stating The term 'ssh' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet..., your system may not have SSH tools pre-installed. In this case, you need to manually install OpenSSH following Install OpenSSH via Powershell, or use a third-party tool as described in PuTTY.

  4. A security message will appear on your first login. Enter yes to proceed.

    The authenticity of host 'raspberrypi.local (2400:2410:2101:5800:635b:f0b6:2662:8cba)' can't be established.
    ED25519 key fingerprint is SHA256:oo7x3ZSgAo032wD1tE8eW0fFM/kmewIvRwkBys6XRwg.
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no/[fingerprint])?
  5. Enter the password you previously set. Note that the password characters won’t be displayed on the screen, which is a standard security feature.


    The absence of visible characters when typing the password is normal. Ensure you input the correct password.

  6. Once connected, your Raspberry Pi is ready for remote operations.