Raspberry Pi Zero W RNDIS to Windows 11

Pi Configuration Procedures (on Raspberry Pi Zero W):

  1. Modify /boot/config.txt, append the following as a separate line:
  2. Modify /boot/config.txt, comment out any lines containing otg_mode.
  3. Modify /boot/cmdline.txt, add the following immediately after rootwait, surrounded by spaces:
  4. Create an empty file called /boot/ssh.

Driver Installation Procedures (on Microsoft Windows 11):

  1. Disable driver signature verification.
  2. Download linux.inf file.
  3. In Device Manager, under Ports, right-click on USB Serial Device (the one that appears when connecting the Pi to the computer’s USB port.
  4. Click on Update Driver > Browse my computer for drivers > Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
  5. Click on Have Disk… and browse to the folder with the downloaded linux.inf file. Click OK.
  6. With “Show compatible hardware” ticked, “Linux USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget” should be an option. Select this entry and click Next.
  7. Proceed with remainder of driver installation.

Connection Procedures (on Microsoft Windows 11)

  1. Using SSH program, connect to Pi’s hostname with “.local” appended to it. For example:
    ssh myusername@myraspberrypi.local
Questions, comments, and responses are welcomed and appreciated.

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