1.2. Connect to Red Pitaya

This is the most common and recommended way of connecting and using your Red Pitaya boards. Your LAN network needs to have DHCP settings enabled which is the case in majority of the local networks. With this, simple plug and play approach is enabled. Having Red Pitaya board connected the local network will enable quick access to all Red Pitaya applications using only your web browser.

Simply follow this 3 simple steps:

  1. Connect Red Pitaya board to the router

  2. Connect power supply to the Red Pitaya board

  3. Open your web browser and in the URL filed type rp-xxxxxx.local/



xxxxxx are the last 6 characters from MAC address of your Red Pitaya board. MAC address is written on the Ethernet connector.

After the third step you will get a Red Pitaya main page as shown below.


Red Pitaya main page user interface.


For any issues during setup, check troubleshoots or check the forum for a solution. If you cannot find a solution, please post your problem, providing as much detail as possible.


For arranging other types of connections (wireless, direct ethernet connection) use the Network manager application.


Windows 7/8 users should install Bonjour Print Services, otherwise access to *.local addresses will not work.

Windows 10 already supports mDNS and DNS-SD, so there is no need to install additional software.


Access to the internet is required only when:

  • upgrading Red Pitaya OS,

  • installing applications from the marketplace.