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 to connect 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#
The use of nmap on the Mac may require a software download. Use nmap with the following command:
$ sudo nmap -sn <subnet>.0/24`
sudo nmap -sn 1-.4.148.0/24, Among other returned values, you will see something:
$ Nmap scan report for ubuntu.silabs.com (10.4.148.44) $ Host is up (0.00025s latency). $ MAC Address: E4:5F:01:7B:CD:12 (Raspberry Pi Trading)
And this is the Raspberry Pi at 10.4.148.44.
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.
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>
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
password: raspberrypi or ubuntu 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 either
<a user set password>. (Note that if you are logging into your Raspberry Pi for the first time you may be asked to change the default password to a password of your choosing.)