Working on your Raspberry Pi but need access to a Windows computer? But wait, it’s at the other end of your house, or even upstairs…
It is not convenient to stop and switch to the main computer. Wouldn’t it be great if you could access your PC while staying where you are? Well you can! Instead, simply connect to your Windows PC via a remote connection to your Raspberry Pi.
How to connect remotely from Raspbian on Windows
Perhaps you need to check email or another application that you can only access on your PC. In any case, you need to set up a remote connection to your Raspberry Pi.
While the steps are easy to follow, the steps seem shrouded in mystery. We will clear this up for you. Here is an overview:
- Configure windows to accept remote connections
- Find the IP address of your Windows PC
- Install Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) software on Raspbian
- Install a remote desktop application on Raspbian
- Connect to computer via Raspberry Pi
In just five steps, you can set up a remote desktop connection from your Raspberry Pi to a PC.
Step 1: Set up Windows for remote connections
The first step is to make sure Windows can accept incoming RDP remote connections. To do this, you need to enable the Remote Assistance setting.
Open windows explorer then find this computer . Right click, then select » Properties» ; in systemic window find Remote settings .
Here you will find the checkbox Allow remote assistance connections to this computer . Click to add check, then Apply for confirmation. Note that there is a button Additionally» which you must also click. Check box Allow remote control of this computer then click OK .
Click the button OK, to close the Properties window, and then close the System window.
Step 2: Find the Windows device’s IP address
Next, you need to find the IP address of your Windows computer. You have several options here.
Perhaps the easiest thing to do is to ask. Right-click the » Start» and select Windows PowerShell. When the blue command prompt window opens, type
Check the list for your current connection; Wi-Fi will be listed as a wireless LAN adapter and Ethernet will be listed as such.