How to find your Raspberry Pi on the Network#


Finding the IP address of your Raspberry Pi#

Sometimes it can be difficult to find your Raspberry Pi on the network. One way of interacting with the Raspberry Pi is connecting a keyboard, mouse and monitor to it. The preferred method, however, is over SSH. For this, you will need to know the IP address of your Raspberry Pi.

This is a good tutorial on how to find the IP address.



Mac / Linux

Nmap   The use of nmap on the Mac may require a software download.   Use nmap with the following command:    sudo nmap -sn <subnet>.0/24   Example: sudo nmap -sn 1-.4.148.0/24   Among other returned values, you will see:     Nmap scan report for (     Host is up (0.00025s latency).     MAC Address: E4:5F:01:7B:CD:12 (Raspberry Pi Trading)   And this is the Raspberry Pi at Arp   Alternatively, use Arp with the following command:    arp -a | grep -i "b8:27:eb|dc:a6:32"


In the command prompt, use nslookup to fnd your Raspberry Pi.   Example: nslookup ubuntu

Connecting to your Raspberry Pi over SSH#



Mac / Linux / Windows

Once you have found your Raspberry Pi's IP address, you can use Secure Shell (SSH) to connect to it over the command line with the following command:   ssh <raspberry pi's username>@<raspberry pi's IP address> Example:   ssh ubuntu@ raspberrypi When prompted provide the raspberry pi's password, in the case of the Silicon Labs Matter Hub image the username is ubuntu and the password is raspberrypi