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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Connecting remotely to the Raspberry Pi over the network using VNC

Often, it is preferable to remotely connect to and control the Raspberry Pi across the network. For instance, using a laptop or desktop computer as a screen and keyboard, or while the Raspberry Pi is connected elsewhere, perhaps even connected to some hardware to which it needs to be near.

VNC is just one way in which you can remotely connect to the Raspberry Pi. It will create a new desktop session that will be controlled and accessed remotely. The VNC session here is separate to the one that may be active on the Raspberry Pi's display.

Getting ready

Ensure that your Raspberry Pi is powered up and connected to the Internet. We will use the Internet connection to install a program ...

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