In this module you will:
To facilitate the understanding of the lessons, check our typographic convention below:
For this Getting Started Guide:
For this lesson:
Note: Carefully read this module's cover page clicking on "Module 1: Unboxing and Bring-up" on the left menu bar before starting this lesson.
Turn your board back on. Don't worry about the prompt that appears on the monitor connected to your board, for now.
In your host PC, install PuTTy:
$ sudo apt install putty
Open PuTTY and insert your board's IP address at the "Host Name (or IP address)" field. Leave the port configured as 22, which is the default port for the SSH server running on the board, and the other entries as they are. Click "Open" and accept the next dialog.
On the first connection, Putty will ask permission to add a new server's key entry to Putty's cache. Select "Accept".
The default login information is
user: torizon and
password: torizon. On the first login, you have to change the default password. The login prompt should look like this:
Note: as you type the password, there is no visual feedback. In other words, as you type the password, no asterisks or any other characters will be printed.
The success of this step depends on your router keeping the board IP address the same as the one you have retrieved in the previous lesson. Most IP addresses are assigned using DHCP, which means the board IP address can be changed over time without notice. If you suspect the board IP is incorrect, refer to the FAQ at the end of this lesson.
If you have the board connected to the network but you don't know its IP address, you can also connect by the board's hostname.
The board's hostname is composed on the following format:
<Toradex model>-<processor>-<serial number>
You can find the module's serial number on the sticker on the board.
In the example of the module above, the board's hostname is
If you are not sure what is the model or processor name of your board, please, refer to Toradex Products page.
On PuTTy, insert the hostname of your board. Click "Open" and accept the next dialog box.
If you are new to Linux, especially to using the command-line, read the basic Linux commands article.