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How To Set Up A Remote Desktop Connection To A Raspberry Pi

Set up your Raspberry Pi:

To get started, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi running a supported operating system such as Raspbian. Connect your Raspberry Pi to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi and ensure that it’s up-to-date with the latest software updates.

Enable Remote Desktop:

Open the Raspberry Pi Configuration tool by clicking on the Raspberry Pi icon in the top-left corner of the screen, selecting “Preferences,” and then “Raspberry Pi Configuration.” Click on the “Interfaces” tab and then select “Enabled” next to “VNC.”

Install VNC Viewer:

To connect to your Raspberry Pi remotely, you’ll need a VNC viewer software installed on your computer. You can download and install RealVNC’s VNC Viewer for free from the RealVNC website.

Connect to your Raspberry Pi:

Open VNC Viewer on your computer and enter the IP address of your Raspberry Pi. If you’re unsure what your Raspberry Pi’s IP address is, you can find it by running the command “hostname -I” in a terminal window on your Raspberry Pi. Click on “Connect” to connect to your Raspberry Pi.


When you first connect to your Raspberry Pi, you’ll be prompted to enter your Raspberry Pi’s username and password. By default, the username is “pi” and the password is “raspberry.” You may want to change the default password for security reasons.

Use Remote Desktop:

Once you’ve successfully authenticated, you’ll see your Raspberry Pi’s desktop on your computer screen. You can now use your mouse and keyboard to control your Raspberry Pi remotely as if you were sitting in front of it.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully set up a remote desktop connection to your Raspberry Pi. With this setup, you can remotely access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection.

Note: You may need a Public IP Address with port forwarding setup, VPN access to your home network when accessing the raspberry pi outside your network.


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