This similar question has a lot of answers, none of which works anymore. Given that is already a little old, I'm asking the same quesion, for the current distribution of raspian (jessie 2017-04-10).

  • How about you actually post your question in full here. If that question gets deleted in the future the link will become useless. How do you know none of the solutions don't work anymore?
    – Darth Vader
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 7:02
  • The question is actually the title (not really frased as a question, but still). I"m new here. Is it customary to repeat the question in the description? Yes, I tried almost all of those solutions (I may have skipped a couple which had no upvotes), and none worked.
    – LGenzelis
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 12:20

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On startup, Raspbian checks the contents of the boot directory for specific files:

  • If it detects a file called wpa_supplicant.conf, Raspbian will copy the file into /etc/wpa_supplicant, replacing any existing wpa_supplicant.conf file that may be there. The file in the boot directory is then removed.

  • If an empty file named ssh is detected, Raspbian will adjust its settings to accept SSH connections. The ssh file is then deleted.


Firstly, plug the sd card into a computer. Then, there are basically three things that you probably want to do:

  1. In order to connect to a wifi network, edit /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and add the following lines:

  2. In order to enable ssh (disabled by default in jessie 2017-04-10), create an empty file simply named ssh in /boot/.

  3. Finally, plug the card into your raspberry and, from a computer that is also connected to the same wifi network, do:

    ssh [email protected]

(instead of raspberrypi.local, you can write the ip address of the pi, but you need to know it somehow -e.g., by looking at your router clients list-).

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