SHH into brickpi3 for setup (ethernet cable necessary or no?)


#1

Hey all,

Just wanted to know if I can simply SSH into the robot for setup with NO ETHERNET required. If so, what are transfer rates like? Thanks!

-Alex


#2

Yes you can. Except you will first need to connect to a wifi network. For that you’ll need to boot up your Pi with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. After that you can ssh into the pi.
You can do it through the web browser. Dexter Ind has a nice tutorial for that:
https://www.dexterindustries.com/BrickPi/brickpi3-getting-started-step-2-connect-brickpi/

Or you can ssh in with pi@dex.local

Also check out cinch.
Cinch is like raspbian for robots except it creates a wifi hotspot. You can then connect your computer to that hotspot and ssh into the robot.


As far as transfer rates go, I wouldn’t worry about it. I hear that they are about 50 mb/s. As far as my experience has been the wifi works great. I can ssh into my robot with no lag.


#3

So if everything is connected and turned on I can just

ssh pi@dex.local

with no ethernet cable or any other kind of setup required?


#4

With cinch, you don’t need to use an ethernet cable. You connect directly over wifi, in a tethered configuration. If you’re concerned about speed, I would go with the ethernet cable.


#5

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