How to Connect to a BBB

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This guide describes how to connect to a BBB.

USB Cable

    1. Attach a micro USB cable to the BBB from your laptop.

    2. SSH to the BBB:

    Applications:

    • Mac: Terminal
    • PC: PuTTY
    • Linux: System Console

    Parameters:

    • Port: 22
    • Address: 192.168.7.2 or beaglebone.local
    • Username: debian
    • Password: temppwd

    Mac Console:

      $ ssh debian@192.168.7.2

    Windows PuTTY Console:

      login: debian

Serial

    1. Attach a ‘USB to TTL Serial Cable’ to the BBB from your laptop.

    2. Make a serial connection to the BBB:

    Applications:

    Parameters:

    • Baud: 115200
    • COM Port:
      • Mac: Select from the list provided by Serial (typically contains ‘Prolific’ in the name).
      • Windows: Use the device manager to determine the appropriate COM port.

    Login Parameters:

    • Login: debian
    • Password: temppwd
      beaglebone login:

BBB Wireless Access Point (BBB Wireless Only)

    1. Connect to the BBBW’s wireless access point SSID:

    Parameters:

    • SSID: BeagleBone-XXXX
    • Password: BeagleBone

    2. SSH to the BBC:

    Applications:

    • Mac: Terminal
    • PC: PuTTY
    • Linux: System Console

    Parameters:

    • Port: 22
    • Address: 192.168.7.2 or beaglebone.local
    • Password: temppwd
      $ ssh debian@192.168.7.2

Typical Network

    NOTE: The BBB must be connected to your network via Wifi or Ethernet for this to work.

    1. Determine the IP of the BBB:

    • Login to the BBB using one of the three methods above.
    • Run ‘ifconfig’ to display the IP addresses the BBB is using.
      debian@beaglebone:~$ ifconfig

    2. SSH to the BBB using one of the IP addresses:

    Applications:

    • Mac: Terminal
    • PC: PuTTY
    • Linux: System Console

    Parameters:

    • Port: 22
    • Address: 10.0.1.139 (IP address from step 1.)
    • Password: temppwd
      $ ssh debian@10.0.1.139