Remote Access & File Transfer

This section will show you how to connect to a Motorcortex machine.

In some cases it is required to remote login or transfer files with your controller. In this section you will login to a Motorcortex Controller from a client using SSH (Secure SHell) to use command line tools of the Motorcortex controller or use SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files to and from the Motorcortex-OS.

Please select the OS that you are using:


The Motorcortex has a ssh server installed which makes remote login (ssh) and transfer of files possible (sftp). It is possible to log into the Motorcortex Computer with a terminal.

Remote Access

  1. Logging in to execute commands can be done directly by typing the following command in the terminal:

    ssh admin@192.168.2.100
    
  2. The controller will request you to instal a key fingerprint continue by typing in yes.

  3. Fill in the controller password (the default password is vectioneer).

  4. Once logged-in your terminal will look like this.

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  5. Congratulations you are now logged on to your controller!

File transfer

The Motorcortex Controller has a ssh server installed which makes remote login (ssh) and transfer of files possible (sftp). Most Ubuntu distributions come with native support for ssh and sftp, both as command-line or desktop tools.

  1. In the File Manager click on Other Locations

  2. Fill in the url sftp://admin@192.168.2.100 under Connect to Server.(admin is the standard user)

  3. Click Connect

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  4. Fill in the password vectioneer at the loging and click Unlock.

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  5. Congratulations you now have the ability to transfer files to and from your controller!

SSH Troubleshooting

Having trouble remote accessing to your controller? The following steps will help you solve these issues.

  1. Check if you are receiving the following message in the terminal while connecting trough ssh.

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  2. Remove the old key using the following command copied from the error message.

    ssh-keygen -f "/home/user/.ssh/known_hosts" -R "192.168.2.100"
    
  3. retry to login to your controller with the following command

    ssh admin@192.168.2.100
    


The Motorcortex has a ssh server installed which makes remote login (ssh) and transfer of files possible (sftp). It is possible to log into the Motorcortex Computer with the command line.

Remote Access

Users of windows 10 or later can directly login to the controller by ssh. Users with older versions of windows will need to install a external tool like putty putty.

  1. Login to the Motorcortex explorer by typing the following command in the cmd-line.

    ssh admin@192.168.2.100
    
  2. The controller will request you to instal a key fingerprint continue by typing in yes.

  3. Fill in the controller password (the default password is vectioneer).

  4. Once logged-in your terminal will look like this.

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  5. Congratulations you are now logged on to your controller!

File transfer

For Windows the recommended tool to transfer files is FileZilla Client www.filezilla-project.org.

  1. Download and Install the Filezilla Client

  2. Open the Filezilla Client

  3. Fill in the Host: the controller ip: 192.168.2.100

  4. Fill in the Username: the controller ip: admin

  5. Fill in the Password: the controller ip: vectioneer

  6. Fill in the Port: the controller ip: 22

  7. Click the Quickconnect button to access file transfer to the controller.

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  8. Congratulations you now have the ability to transfer files to and from your controller!

SSH Troubleshooting

Having trouble remote accessing to your controller? The following steps will help you solve these issues.

  1. Check if you are receiving the following message in the terminal while connecting trough ssh.

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  2. Remove the old key by going to C:\Users\User\.ssh folder and deleting the known_hosts file.

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  3. Retry to login to your controller with the following command in the command line.

    ssh admin@192.168.2.100
    

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The next step is to install a browser certificate for using Motorcortex.io tools. Install Browser Certificate

Last modified April 1, 2022: Replace *Linux* with *Ubuntu* (9e3fdb69)