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January 8, 2016 AT 3:00 pm

How to Connect to a Raspberry Pi Directly with an Ethernet Cable @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

How to Connect your Raspberry Pi Directly to your Laptop or Desktop with an Ethernet Cable Network Connections

Nice write-up from CircuitBasics via raspberrypipod.

If you use your Raspberry Pi as a gaming console, media server, or stand-alone computer, WiFi is a great way to get internet access. But if you connect to your Pi with SSH or a remote desktop application a lot, WiFi is actually one of the slowest and least reliable ways to do it. A direct ethernet connection is much faster and a lot more stable. By connecting to your Pi directly from your laptop or desktop with an ethernet cable you are bypassing your local network, and you aren’t sharing bandwidth with other computers on your network. It also allows you to connect to your Pi when you’re outside of your home network. If you are experiencing slow connectivity and network time outs with your current set up, you need to try this! All you need to set it up is an ethernet cable and a way to access the Rapberry Pi command prompt.

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