I have an Ethernet cable from my MacBook to my Pi. I would like to control my Pi using SSH.

If I check ifconfig on the Pi then I see my inet addr is

Is it possible to set up an SSH connection?

I don't have any internet.


You can ssh from macOS to Pi even using a Link-local address with ssh pi@raspberrypi.local. See How do I set up networking/WiFi/Static IP which has a section discussing this.


Use SSH application such as PuTTY, or any. Then you can control your Raspberry by logging into it using your login ID (default: pi) and password (default: raspberry).

Their you get complete access of the terminal of Pi.

  • Why do you recommend PuTTY? Is it the most appropriate application for the problem described in the question? – techraf Dec 20 '16 at 6:32
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    Note that installing PuTTY on Mac OS is far from straightforward: the OP will have to install MacPorts or Homebrew first. Why not just use ssh command in terminal? – Dmitry Grigoryev Dec 20 '16 at 10:49

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