Connect to your Raspberry Pi Remotely

First make sure your Pi is connected to your WiFi or to your network using an ethernet cable. On your Pi, open the terminal window then type

sudo apt-get install xrdp

This will install remote desktop server

install remote desktop raspberry pi

Now you need to find the IP address of your raspberry pi. To do this type

hostname -I

You want the first IP address that appears. In this example 192.168.1.4. Keep a note of this, you’ll need it to connect to your Pi remotely. You’ll also need your Pi’s username and password.

find IP address linux

On your PC open the remote desktop app. Type ‘remote desktop’ into the search field on the bottom left of your screen. Click ‘remote desktop connection’.

open remote desktop connection windows 10

In the connection window, enter the IP address you made a note of earlier.

connect using remote desktop

Now log in using your Pi’s username and password.

remote log into pi

You’ll be able to use your Pi as normal

Raspberry Pi running in remote desktop on windows 10