At some point you probably will want to connect to your Pi remotely using the Terminal program on your laptop. This allows for the Pi to be run “headlessly” – meaning a display is not connected to the Pi.
In order to connect to the Pi from your laptop the Pi will need to be connected to a network and you will need to know the Pi’s IP Address. Type the following command on your Pi:
and make note of the IP address. Its the other one, not 127.0.0.1
Make sure your laptop is connected to the same network as the Pi you’d like to remotely connect to. On your laptop open the Terminal program from the Utilities folder. At the prompt type:
replace ‘ip-address’ with the actual IP address of your Pi
The command looked like this on my laptop:
Press return, answer ‘yes’ to the authentication question, and enter the Pi’s password