This guide will teach you how to log into your reMarkable from your computer. There is a separate article on how to transfer files.
Connect your reMarkable to Wi-Fi or via USB (or both), and you will find your SSH password and IP address (or addresses) in the settings menu.
On Windows, you have to first enable the official OpenSSH client. Then open a command line prompt (Windows Key + R, type 'cmd', press Enter).
On MacOS and Linux, you already have an SSH client, so just open Terminal.
If you connected your reMarkable via USB, enter the following command:
If you connected your reMarkable via Wi-Fi, the IP will be assigned by your router and can vary greatly depending on your network configuration. Usually it takes the form below. Replace
x with the appropriate number.
Then enter your reMarkable password. The password will not be shown as you type it.
You can set up an alias that is easier to remember by adding the following lines to the
~/.ssh/config file on your computer:
host rem Hostname 10.11.99.1 User root Port 22 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa
The file above will allow you to login by entering
ssh rem (instead of
ssh email@example.com) and transfer files with
scp <source> rem:<destination>. You can replace the word “rem” with an alias of your choice.
On your computer, generate a public and private SSH key pair with
You can leave the location blank to use the default and leave the passphrase blank.
ssh-copy-id may not work on newer reMarkable releases as ssh-copy-id places the keys in
/etc/dropbear/authorized_keysNeeded instead of
~/.ssh/authorized_keys. Use the Without ssh-copy-id instructions below if you have issues.
To send the public key
id_rsa.pub from your computer to the reMarkable use
On your reMarkable, create an
mkdir -m 700 ~/.ssh
Exit the SSH session and send the host key from your computer to the reMarkable
scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org:~/.ssh/authorized_keys
On your reMarkable again, set the permissions of
authorized_keys to owner read and write
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
Starting with OpenSSH 8.8 ssh-rsa keys are disabled by default, so you will get the following error when trying to log into your reMarkable.
Unable to negotiate with 10.11.99.1 port 22: no matching host key type found. Their offer: ssh-rsa
You can check your OpenSSH version with
Some Linux distros like Fedora 33 have also disabled weaker ssh-rsa keys independently of OpenSSH. That means you could face the same issue on OpenSSH versions lower than 8.8, depending on the distro you are on.
To allow ssh-rsa keys, add the following lines to your SSH Config file.
PubkeyAcceptedKeyTypes +ssh-rsa HostKeyAlgorithms +ssh-rsa