Skip to content

Notes on my Raspberry Pi Zero setup

These are mostly notes to my future self, but may also serve as a quickstart for anyone who has a Raspberry Pi, Windows 10, and a desire to connect them.

One-time Pi setup

If you are setting up a new Pi, you'll need to do some initial setup:

  1. Connect monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
  2. Enable wifi and enter password.
  3. Go to the main menu > Preferences > Raspberry Pi Configuration.
  4. On the Interfaces tab, select Enabled next to SSH.
  5. Select Ok.

To my future self

You've already done this on your Pi Zero, so shouldn't need to repeat it unless your wifi password has changed.

Remote into the Pi from Windows 10

  1. Open Windows Terminal.
  2. Enter ssh [email protected]
  3. When prompted, enter your password. It may warn you that the device/address cannot be verified. This is ok.

Set up a Windows Terminal profile

For convenience, set up a Windows Terminal profile for your Pi SSH connection:

  1. Select the dropdown arrow > Settings.
  2. Select + Add new profile.
  3. Enter the following details:

    • Name: a sensible name, like 'Pi Zero'
    • Command line: ssh [email protected]
    • Tab title: a sensible title, like 'Pi Zero'
    • Grab a Pi logo off the internet, save it somewhere sensible, and set it as the Icon.
    • Reduce confusion by choosing a different colour scheme on the Appearance tab.

    To my future self

    You generally choose 'One Half Light' here. Continuing to do so may avoid silly confusion.

Back to top