Comments on: How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Without a Monitor or Keyboard http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/ Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and DIY Electronics Projects and Tutorials Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:48:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nicolo A Michelli Jr http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-16352 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:30:09 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-16352 I tried scanning my network for Pi using the recommended software but can not locate Pi. What am i doing wrong?

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By: SUraj pawar http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-16034 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 10:26:18 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-16034 Hey sheelbrat, just make sure that you have enabled the SSH from Raspberry-pi configuration preferences or do the alternatives from this link
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/README.md

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By: Anna http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-10175 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:41:19 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-10175 Hello,
I have connected my rpi and my computer to my router. When I put the rpi’s IP address on putty it says Network error: Connection timed out. But then I disconnected my rpi from the router and used IP scanner again and it still find the rpi’s IP address even though it is disconnected. I also used ping raspberrypi on command prompt and it says: ping request cannot find host raspberrypi.Could you please help me? I have been trying for days and can’t seem to find the problem.

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By: Nissim http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-8367 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:51:13 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-8367 Thank you for your great information tutorial.

I downloaded ” 2017-09-07-raspbian-stretch-lite”
I created a new file SHH and copied the empty file to SD card root
I connected straight network cable between my laptop and the Pi
I powered up the pi

I cannot find the IP address of the pi

I set my (win 8.1) laptop Ethernet adapter to static IP 192.168.137.1 , Allowed sharing – still I cannot see the pi IP
I also tried to set the Ethernet adapter to DHCP – using ipconfig /all , I can see the assigned IP address of my laptop adapter
But I cannot see the Raspberry pi IP

I disabled Windows firewall

Can you please try to assist me to find out the PIs IP so I can use Putty SSH to establish a connection to my PI?

Many thanks

Please try to advise me what I do wrong .

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By: Oberlin Building Supply http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-8100 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:16:57 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-8100 I don’t even know the way I stopped up right here,
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By: asma http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-6156 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:12:16 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-6156 hi i got error ” software caused connection abort” what should i do now? what is possible error i m making? plz help

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By: MASUM BILLAH http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-5586 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:58:08 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-5586 But why ?

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By: b2r http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-3742 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 11:25:25 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-3742 yes I agree with you !! According to https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/59763/ssh-server-not-started-on-boot-boot-ssh-present , you need to put the “ssh” file in the boot partition. Be careful to not make confusion with the /boot/ folder of the second partition !!

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By: Karthikeyan http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-3262 Thu, 18 May 2017 19:53:10 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-3262 I’m not able to find RaspberryPi’s IP adress

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By: joomlapostcutnojs http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-3099 Wed, 10 May 2017 09:09:42 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-3099 Fort Lewis College

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By: youtube.com http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2613 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:42:45 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2613 Property for Fisher-Cost Toys & Additional Use of this web site signifies your acceptance of the terms and conditions of use.

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By: Harry http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2503 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:01:38 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2503 the file ‘ssh’ needs to be created in /boot/ directory and not in the root directory.

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By: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Zl73xB9TjceCd102ye96Q http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2418 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:35:06 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2418 You can pause the scene in any video and ask students to circle the names of the
colors they see on a printed list you deliver.

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By: John McGraw http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2399 Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:40:24 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2399 TY, since advancing from XP to 7 and 10 the learning ladder has gotten taller….

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By: Santosh http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2395 Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:17:39 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2395 Whatever I do, I am able to access my Raspberry Pi 3 after connecting to my TV only through HDMI. However I can’t connect through the ethernet. it never detects raspberry in my advanced IP scanner and can’t connect through putty.

Santosh

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2384 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 02:38:58 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2384 After you save the empty .txt file and go to rename it, are you able to see the “.txt” extension in the file name? If so, you can just delete that part. If you can’t see the file extension when you rename it, you probably just need to enable viewing file extensions in your windows browser. To do that, click on “View”, then select the check box for “file name extensions”. That should fix it. Here’s an article that explains it: http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/26/

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By: John McGraw http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2382 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:28:23 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2382 All you need to do is create an empty file called “SSH” and place it in the root partition of the SD card. The file should have no extensions like “.txt” or “.doc”. The easiest way to do this is to open up a text editor like Notepad and save the blank page as “SSH.txt”. Close the text editor, then rename the file to delete the “.txt” extension. After that, move the file to the top level folder of the SD card (the root partition).

Currently using Win 7 on desktop and Win 10 on HP Pavilion and removing the file extension “.txt” has me at a standstill.

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By: StarCrasher http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2343 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:26:12 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2343 If you have an old MP3 player or other device that uses an sd card and acts as USB storage when connected to a PC, you may try using that as your sd card reader. I used to use an old mobile phone for that, and sometimes used an MP3 player. It may not work because you need block device access to the sd card to write the disk image, which most modern media devices don’t expose to the host pc but some do.

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By: Austin http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2340 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:41:05 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2340 OK I tried this part on a macbook pro, and it doesn’t seem to be working. Still says “connection refused” when I try to connect via ssh. Am I putting the SSH file in the wrong place on the SD card? And how do I put it where it needs to be?

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By: Rakesh Gupta http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2315 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:11:03 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2315 I am not able to connect with laptop. IP config error. Please help me.I am using puTTy & SSH. All done just network connection error.

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By: John McGraw http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2293 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:36:17 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2293 I battled the “Connect to PC” for days, tried the SSH file in the root with no luck so I connected to Vizio with just a mouse and HDMI, enabled SSH and now my connections are solid. Have noticed the IP found has not changed after multiple connections so I will assume mine is static!

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2291 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:14:27 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2291 SSH is disabled by default in Raspbian versions released after Nov. 2016. To enable SSH without accessing the command prompt, add an empty file named “SSH” (without extensions) to the root partition of the SD. I’ve updated the post, check it out for more details…

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2290 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:09:25 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2290 I’ve just updated the post to include these changes to Raspbian.

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2289 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:08:02 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2289 If your Pi is connected to your router with an ethernet cable and powered on, and Advanced IP Scanner still doesn’t recognize the Pi, it could be something is corrupted on your SD card. Try re writing the image to the SD card, that will probably fix it.

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2288 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:02:16 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2288 The PC doesn’t need to be physically connected to the router. It just needs to be connected to the network via WiFi or any other way. It sounds like your SD image may be corrupted. Have you tried re writing the image to the SD card?

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2287 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:58:26 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2287 SSH isn’t able to share a connection to the internet. To get internet access to your Pi you’ll have to either set up a WiFi dongle: http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/

Or set up a shared network connection between your Pi and a PC via an ethernet cable: http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-connect-to-a-raspberry-pi-directly-with-an-ethernet-cable/

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2286 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:48:58 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2286 Yes you can connect to the pi with an ethernet cable from your laptop. But you’ll need to get access to the command prompt somehow to set it up. See this article to see how to do it: http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-connect-to-a-raspberry-pi-directly-with-an-ethernet-cable/

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2285 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:31:54 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2285 Is your Pi connected to your laptop with the ethernet cable, or connected to your router? The Pi needs to be connected to your router with the ethernet cable. If it is connected to your router, powered up, and the IP scanner still doesn’t recognize your Pi, it could be the OS image on the SD card is corrupted. I would try burning a fresh image to the SD

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2284 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:18:26 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2284 It’s probably because your local IP has changed. The local IP is a dynamic IP and can be changed anytime by the router. You can either scan the network again to find the new IP, or set up a static IP so the IP doesn’t change. This tutorial will show how to set up a static IP: http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-set-up-a-static-ip-on-the-raspberry-pi/

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2283 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:13:29 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2283 SSH can only access the command line. To get to the Raspbian desktop, you’ll need to use a remote desktop app. Check out this article to see how to set it up: http://www.circuitbasics.com/access-raspberry-pi-desktop-remote-connection/

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2282 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:10:32 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2282 The local IP address is a dynamic IP, which means that your router can change it at anytime. Try scanning the network again to see if it changed. You can also set up a static IP, which never changes so you can use the same IP every time you log in. This tutorial explains how to set it up: http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-set-up-a-static-ip-on-the-raspberry-pi/

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By: mine1111 http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2025 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:47:46 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2025 Thank you for your detail tutorial
ive followed all the steps..and now can ping the ip,
however when i tried ssh through putty, it came up with “Network error: connection refuse”
i am losing hope and gonna find a keyboard and monitor ..

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By: Woodrow http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2020 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:53:29 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2020 Thanks for this info on the ssh file to trigger ssh — I was stuck without it.

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By: ZeroPi http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2011 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:28:21 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2011 Thank you, MC. This needs to be updated at the top!

Alternatively:

“For headless setup, SSH can be enabled by placing a file named ‘ssh’, without any extension, onto the boot partition of the SD card.”

Worked right away after this additional step.

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By: MC http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2006 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:17:00 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2006 As of the November 2016 release, Raspbian has the SSH server disabled by default. You will have to enable it manually. This is done using raspi-config
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/

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By: vegu http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-2005 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:59:37 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-2005 Hi,

I have followed all steps mentioned above to boot my RPi for the first time, I am able to ping my RPi also, but issue is I am not able to do ssh to it, tried all possible options,

please let me know what could be the solution.

thanks

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By: Alexey Adadurov http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1809 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:30:01 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1809 This guide is really helpful! Thank you!

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By: Karthikeyan http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1792 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:43:39 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1792 Ip scanner ain’t showing raspberryPi what possibly could have gone wrong

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By: John http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1544 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:29:19 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1544 Nice, worked a treat. Many thanks 🙂

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By: Lorenzo Lerate http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1540 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:39:35 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1540 Did it work before?

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By: WireHog http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1532 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:22:07 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1532 i have the problem that after i enter my pi”s ip in putty and click open putty opens but nothing comes on it. what am i doing wrong? Pls help me solve it

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By: Lorenzo Lerate http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1425 Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:54:55 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1425 I get the IP with Wireshark, connecting and seeing what ARP protocol messages were interchange, in one of these messages is the Raspberry PI IP

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By: Lorenzo Lerate http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1424 Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:54:17 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1424 I get the IP with Wireshark, connecting and seeing what ARP protocol messages were interchange, in one of the messages is the Raspberry PI IP

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By: Squirrel http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1366 Sun, 03 Jul 2016 20:23:45 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1366 Brilliant explanation, thank you, works first time

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By: hossein http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1283 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:45:12 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1283 hi evry one
my problem is a i install ububntu mate in my sd card for raspberry pi 3 but i dont have monitor and linux os in my laptop i can conact to raspbian with my laptop to monitor os but i can not conact to ubuntu mate with my ethernet cable but ssh in ububntu mate not runing someone help me to solve my problem i have tablet but i dont any hdmi or hdmi to vga cable evry thin i have laptop with windows 10 (dont have linux os) and ethernet cable and tablet..please help

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By: Arun Kumar Balachandran http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1279 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:19:18 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1279 This was one really good article on running the raspberry pi running headless. infact this is the only one that helped me out all the way through to get my rasp up and running. Thanks lot.
Once again I really appreciate the effort you have take in explaining the steps clear and precise .

Regards
Arun

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By: Tim http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1226 Tue, 17 May 2016 10:00:50 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1226 @Amani Just hook up an USB keyboard and a monitor(for testing purposes and troubleshooting it is very usefull to have) and run ifconfig (like ipconfig for windows). if it comes up with nothing your software configuration or hardware is broken.

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By: Amani http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1172 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:37:01 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1172 hi , i cannot find the ip address ! actually there is no raspbian device on the router page , even we i did the Ethernet connection between router and raspberry. what about the computer connection ? should it connected by cable to router? .. i do not know where is the problem ! any one help me please ..

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By: Leandro http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode/#comment-1123 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:12:39 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=310#comment-1123 I have successfully connected to the Raspberry Pi using SSH, but it does not provide an Internet connection to the Raspberry. I am using now the March 2016 release of Raspbian, in a previous version I was able to connect using SSH and having Internet access simultaneously. Any ideas? Thank you.

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