BeagleBone® Enhanced Developer Tutorial

Connecting your BeagleBone® Enhanced

How to connect to your BeagleBone® Enhanced

There are two ways to connect to the BeagleBone® Enhanced (BBE) using the USB or virtual COM port.

If connected via USB, a network adapter should show up on your computer. Your BBE should be running a DHCP server that will provide your computer with an IP address of either or, depending on the type of USB network adapter supported by your computer’s operating system. Your BBE will reserve or for itself.

If you do not get allocated an address you will need to set a static address in your network adapter properties.

For Windows open the Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network Connections panel and find the Ethernet adapter that has been installed for the Remote NDIS Compatible Device.  In this example it is Ethernet 4.

For Windows, the BeagleBone® Enhanced will be assigned the IP address therefore we need to assign the IP address to the Windows PC.

To do this right click on the Ethernet adapter and select Properties.

This will show the Properties window. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.

Enter the following IP settings to ensure you have the correct details entered:

IP address: 

Subnet Mask:

Click OK on both boxes and the IP address of the adapter will be changed. 

You can check this by using a cmd window and using the ipconfig command.

If you see your IP address is changed correctly use an SSH program e.g. PuTTY to connect to the BBE address as stated in the Beagleboard Getting Started Guide