N/APosted on - 07/03/2014
I wish to connect to a remote computer and I'm wondering if I can use Putty to do it. If yes, how do I use it? Can I also use it to make an SSH connection to the server? Where can I download the application from? What are the requirements to be able to start a connection in putty?
Connect to a remote computer and establish SSH connection using putty
First, go to Putty Home page here
. You should see the website below.
Read the Frequently asked questions (FAQ) for details of instruction.
Install Putty. Follow the instruction provided.
Open the environment of Putty.
Download SSH from the remote computer which you are going to connect to.
Access the client & the server. Know the password of the remote computer, if any.
Access the server. Answer affirmatively to all prompted questions.
Once the client and server are accessed, know the IP address of the remote computer. To do that, type "ifconfig" then press enter.
This will reveal the IP address of the remote computer.
Check the IP address in your computer thru the command prompt and type "ping then the IP address that you get and press enter to check the connection. The picture shows that you have the connection.
Once connection is established, type "exit" to go out the command prompt. You should go back to whatever your OS platform you have. In the picture, it's Windows 7. Open Putty and enter the IP address of the remote computer.
After the entry of an IP address, write no of port and choose SSH then Open. (See picture)
Click No when the menu below Pop up.
The picture below shows the connection to the remote computer. You need to log-in with a password. Be sure to know that.
Then you are now connected to the remote computer.