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Access from Chromebook

You can use Chromebook to access the Raspberry Pi remotely. However, extra setups need to be done on the Pi through Windows or Mac. Therefore, before you move forward to the following tutorial, you should make the Pi work with either Windows or Mac. You can find the tutorials for Windows and Mac on the side menu.


Set up Wifi on the Raspberry Pi

This step will be done on Windows or Mac. So it assumes that you have done other tutorials and made your Raspberry Pi work with Windows or Mac.

  1. Log in the Raspberry Pi from Windows or Mac using VNC
  2. Click the icon between the Bluetooth icon and the sound icon
  3. Select a network from the pull-down menu and type in the password
  4. Put your mouse on the icon for a second (without clicking)
  5. Write down the IP address (e.g. assosiated with wlan0 in the float window

Access the Raspberry Pi through Command Line Interface (CLI)

This tutorial will teach you how to access the Raspberry Pi from a Chromebook through command line interface. Before you start the following instruction, make sure you have connected the Pi with Wifi and you have the IP address written down.

  1. Install “Secure Shell” from Chrome Web Store
  2. Open “Secure Shell” after installation
  3. Type a nick name for your Pi in the box on the first line
  4. Type your username (“pi” by default) in the first box on the second line
  5. Type the IP address you found from last instruction in the second box on the second line
  6. Type 22 as the port in the last box on the second line
  7. Press Enter to connect
  8. Type yes and press enter when it is asking for authenticity for the first time
  9. Type in the password (“raspberry” by default)
  10. You have successfully logged into the Pi when you see a line “pi@raspberry:~$”
  11. (Optional) Type in “sudo passwd” to set up a new password instead of the default one for security consideration

Access the Raspberry Pi through Graphical User Interface (GUI)

This tutorial will teach you how to access the Raspberry Pi from a Chromebook through graphical user interface. Extra configurations need to be done through Command Line Interface (CLI). Before you start the following instruction, please ensure that you can access the Pi through CLI following the previous tutorial.

  1. Open Secure Shell and log into the Pi
  2. Run command “sudo raspi-config” and you should see a blue screen with options in a grey box in the center
  3. Select “Interfacing Options” (Use up and down arrow keys to navigate between vertical options and use the enter key to select)
  4. Select “VNC” in the submenu and select “Yes” (Use tab to nativate between horizontal and vertical options)
  5. Hit “OK” in the confirmation page and it will return back to the main menu
  6. Use Tab key to switch to horizontal options and use the right key to select “Finish”
  7. Install VNC Viewer from the Chrome Web Store
  8. Luanch a VNC viewer and type the same IP address in and hit connect
  9. Use the same user name and password to login