In this article, you are going to learn how to connect your Raspberry Pi Zero W to your PC without using a MicroHDMI Cable.

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What You’ll Need

Allow The Usage Of SSH

Open the “config.txt” file with Notepad++

Scroll all the way down to the bottom.

Type “dtoverlay=dwc2” in the last line and then add an extra line after that.

Save and close the file.

Open “cmdline.txt” file with Notepad++

Find a section after “rootwait”

Paste “modules-load=dwc2,g_ether” in said section.

Save and close the file.

Create a new file called “ssh”

Eject the MicroSD Card and place it on your Raspberry Pi

Connect Your Raspberry Pi Via SSH

Power up your Raspberry Pi using a MicroUSB cable connected to the second port from left to right.

Open up “Putty”

Type “pi@raspberrypi.local” in the IP Address box

NOTE: To be able to connect to your Raspberry Pi using Putty in Windows, you need to have Bonjour installed, otherwise you’ll get an error

Enable WiFi Connection

Type “sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf”

Press “Enter”

Use your arrow keys to go to the very bottom of the text editor.

Type in ”

network={
ssid=”YOURNETWORKNAME”
psk=”YOURNETWORKPASSWORD”
}”

Press “Ctrl X”

Press “Y”

Press “Enter”

Type “sudo wpa_cli reconfigure” to connect to your WiFi network right now.

You can check if it is connected by typing “ifconfig wlan0”

Connect Your Raspberry Pi Zero W Using A MicroUSB Cable Tutorial Finished

Congratulations, you’ve just connected your Raspberry Pi Zero W to your PC using a MicroUSB Card, enabled WiFi connection on your Raspberry Pi Zero W and that’s it for this tutorial.

Could you do it by yourself? Did you had any problems to boot into RetroPie?Have any suggestion? Then leave a comment below.