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 must have DHCP settings enabled which is true with most local networks. With this, a simple plug and play approach is enabled. Having a Red Pitaya board connected to the local network will enable quick access to all Red Pitaya applications using only your web browser.

Follow these three simple steps to start using your Red Pitaya:

  1. Connect your Red Pitaya board to the router

  2. Connect the power supply to the Red Pitaya board

  3. Open your web browser and type rp-xxxxxx.local/ into the address bar



xxxxxx are the last six characters of the MAC address of your Red Pitaya board. The 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’s main page user interface.


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

1.2.1. Connection types

For detailed instructions on connection types, please check out the sections below:


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

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


Access to the internet is only required when:

  • using the OS update application,

  • installing applications from the marketplace.