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Connected ROCK Pi S via SSH

Connected ROCK Pi S via SSH. In this tutorial you can learn how to connect Rock Pi S via SSH.

What is Rock Pi S ?

S is for Small Square in Rock PI S. This is really small because size is only 1.7 inch. ROCK Pi S is a Rockchip RK3308 based SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. It equips a 64bits quad core processor, USB, ethernet, wireless connectivity and voice detection engine at the size of 1.7 inch, make it perfect for IoT and voice applications. ROCK Pi S comes in two ram sizes 256MB or 512MB DDR3, and uses uSD card for OS and storage. Optionally, ROCK Pi S can provide on board storage version with 1Gb/2Gb/4Gb/8Gb NAND flash.

Step 1. Install Bonjour

You can find ROCK Pi S on your network using their hostname followed by .local (example: rockpis.local). But to do that in Windows you have to install the Bonjour service first.

Download Bonjour Print Services for Windows v2.0.2 and run the installer.

Step 2. Install PuTTY

If you use version 1809 or later Windows 10, your system already comes with OpenSSH, otherwise you’ll need to download an SSH client. We recommend you use PuTTY.

Download PuTTY v0.73 and run the installer.

Step 3. Connect ROCK Pi S


Please refer to the order and operation in the figure above, and the position 1 is rock@rockpis.local

After clicking Open, type the password rock and press enter, you will see the following welcome screen.

(Note: You can’t see the character you input, this is normal, please feel free to press the enter key.)


Please begin your journey of discovery and have fun.

Using Windows Native SSH (Optional)

If you use version 1809 or later Windows 10, you can use native SSH Client instead of PuTTY.

All you have to do is open CMD, type ssh rock@rockpis.local and press enter.


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Harshvardhan Mishra

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