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Getting Connected with your Pwnagotchi

Getting Connected with your Pwnagotchi

Confused on how to connect and interact with your Pwnagotchi? Well, let this be your guide to help out with those tricky connections. Dive into the realm of this unique AI companion and discover the simple steps to establish a seamless connection from your Windows computer.

USB Ethernet on Windows:

  1. Drivers Installation:

    • For SSH access from Windows to your Pwnagotchi, you need the right drivers.
    • Grab the RNDIS drivers tailored for Windows. Ensure you download the Acer Incorporated. - Other hardware - USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget drivers. You can find those here:
    • Install the drivers by updating the drivers in the hardware device manager for the unrecognized USB device. Unsure how to do this? Check out this helpful video:
    • With the installation complete, plug in your Pwnagotchi to the data port. You'll notice a fresh Ethernet connection in your Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Setting Static IP:

    • Head to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
    • Give the new Ethernet connection (your Pwnagotchi) a right-click and choose Properties.
    • Navigate to Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties.
    • Opt for “Use the following IP address”:
      • IP Address:
      • Subnet Mask:
      • Gateway:
      • DNS:
    • Save your changes and exit.
  3. SSH into Pwnagotchi:

    • Launch your preferred SSH client, for instance, PuTTY.
    • Direct your SSH connection to, the default address for your Pwnagotchi when tethered over USB.
    • Credentials: Username is pi, and the password, unless modified, is raspberry.

Friendly Tips:

  • Your Pwnagotchi isn't just about SSH. If enabled, the web interface can be accessed at The password and username for this is changeme:changeme
  • A gentle reminder: Ensure a proper shutdown (poweroff or via the web UI) to ward off any chances of SD card mishaps.

With this guide at your fingertips, bridging the gap between your computer and Pwnagotchi should be a breeze. Embrace the experience and let your AI companion thrive!

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