I have this RPi that I got for Christmas and I was excited to use it, but I found out I don't have a keyboard. I was relieved when it said you could remotely access it through a local network. I'm trying to do this with my Ethernet plugged into my computer and then directly in my RPi, but it doesn't work. It worked when I plugged it into the router, but it took a lot of bandwidth which pissed my father off because he couldn't watch TV (he uses Internet TV). I port forwarded the port and turned off AVG and allowed putty as a program on my firewall but nothing helped. Any ideas?
OK there are two ways to remotely configure a raspberry pi:
- Connecting it to your home network
- Connecting it directly to your laptop's ethernet-port (using a crossover-cable)
The first approach is simple as raspbian comes with ssh enabled these days. So find the ip-address allocated to it by your router.
After that download putty and try to ssh to that machine and login withe the username
pi and password
The crossover-approach needs more work and more importantly access to the machine, so its ruled out in your case.