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SSH on Windows

ComTech: IT Support Stirling

We have looked in the past at using SSH on Linux but today we shall use SSH on Windows, primarily Windows 7.  For this tutorial I will be using a Linux Server (ip address and a windows client.

First thing we need is an SSH client for the windows machine.  The best one I have come across is PuTTY.  PuTTY is an open source telnet /ssh client and and can be downloadedhere.

Once downloaded and installed you should get the following PuTTY configuration screen;

Internal Network

Make sure that the SSH box is ticked and insert the ip address or hostname of the server you wish to connect to and then click on open.  You will be asked for the username and password of an account on the server.

Over the Internet

You will need to open port 22 on your router and forward any ssh traffic to the server you want to access (in this case  So this time the ip address will be the router’s ip address and not the servers ip address.

In both cases, internal or over the internet, you will need to open port 22 on any firewalls that are active.

About the Author


Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows, Mac and Linux based IT Support to small businesses in Stirling, Alloa and Falkirk.

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