SSH Clients


Linux and Mac operators are recommended to use the built in SSH client (typically openssh). With the LAN Turtle plugged into the user’s PC, an SSH connection is usually initiated by issuing “ssh root@” from the terminal.

ssh root@


Since Microsoft does not bundle an SSH client with Windows by default, Windows users are encouraged to use the open source PuTTY client from:

Please Note: for the best experience, choose ISO-8859-1 Remote character set from Window > Translation. Otherwise the menu outlines may seem garbled.


For quick access and configuration changes in the field, the LAN Turtle’s Shell can be accessed from an Android Tablet or Smartphone by using a USB OTG cable and SSH client. ConnectBot is a free open source Secure Shell client available in the Google play store.

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