I flashed a fresh image onto SD. I do not have HDMI cable. RPi 3 is connected to router. Can I connect to it with out having a monitor? Does OS auto-install and how to get when it installed and started?

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    Which OS are you using? If you are using Raspbian (not noobs) you should be able to SSH to your Pi. You can find the IP address from your router or you can try raspberry.local as the hostname. Depending on the model of Pi you have you can also connect it to a tv via composite video. – Steve Robillard Oct 10 '16 at 12:27
  • Raspbian (no desctop, not noobs) – Blender Oct 10 '16 at 12:50
  • Which OS is your other computer (Windows, Mac or Linux)? – Steve Robillard Oct 10 '16 at 13:28
  • Windows (10 x64, I use Putty) – Blender Oct 10 '16 at 15:49
  • Which model Pi are youusing? How is connected to the network? – Steve Robillard Oct 10 '16 at 15:57

Step 1 : You must find the Pi's IP address in the local network.

sudo netdiscover -r [range IP for example]/24 -i enp0s25

Step 2 : Connect with SSH

ssh pi@[RPi_ipAddress]

Enter your password [for example: "raspberry"]

  • This assumes Linux or Mac, what happens if the OP only has a PC? – Steve Robillard Oct 10 '16 at 13:03
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    can use in windows putty putty – Hamed Oct 10 '16 at 13:11
  • But how would he find the IP as the command you gave does not work on a PC. You have made several assumptions in a rush to answer the question, that may not be valid. You should either make clear the limits of your answer or post a comment asking for clarification (I realise you do not have enough rep to do that yet), but you could have posted an answer asking for more info from the OP and it would eventually get flagged and one of the mods would convert it to a comment for you. – Steve Robillard Oct 10 '16 at 13:19
  • it is all true when you have Ethernet cable... – Blender Oct 10 '16 at 16:27

If you don't have an Unix-like OS (e.g. MS Windows), you need to install needed commands or additional tools. I determine Raspberry IP addresses in subnet via

nmap -sn

Either install nmap under cygwin or natively and you should be done: https://nmap.org/book/inst-windows.html

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    There will be no flame wars about the real OS here. Windows by definition is an OS. Neither the objective flaws it might have nor your personal preferences need to be discussed here to answer the question. – Ghanima Oct 11 '16 at 7:50

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