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Thanks for your interest in the Intel® Edison Platform.
Absolutely, the SSH was enabled during the process of changing password, when you ran the Intel Edison Board Configuration Tool. The SSH comes disabled, and when you setup a password for the root account, it will automatically enable SSH.
In order to connect your Desktop client to the Edison follow these steps:
- Set up a password in the Edison (you already did this)
- Connect the Edison to Internet (you already did this during the Intel Edison Configuration tool)
- Open PuTTY, and put the Edison’s IP in the section “Host Name (or IP address)”, and then click Open to establish the SSH communication
- Login as root and then introduce the password setup in the previous steps.
Note: you can check the IP assigned to the Edison using this command ifconfig, make note of your wlan0 IP address, displayed next to inet addr.
Hope this information helps, however, if you have any questions, please let us know.
Am I correct in understanding that the default SSH session will rely on the Wi-Fi connection (since you mention wlan0)? In other words, it is not possible to use the IP address available through the eth0 interface that exists too.
We would like to clarify some aspects of your issue. When you refer to eth0, are you talking of your PC or you have any Ethernet adapter in your Edison? Also, we would like to suggest you take a look at this link Connecting to your Intel® Edison board using Ethernet over USB, there you can find the instructions to configure the Edison and use PuTTY to SSH.
Let us know if the above information helps or if you have any questions. We’ll be waiting for your reply.