An alternative to using SSH to access the RPi console from Windows or Linux is to access the RPi desktop.
On your RPi execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install xrdp
When this software which allows remote connections is installed, determine the IP of the RPi by executing
and restart your RPi, either by unplugging and replugging the microusb cable, or by executing the following:
In Windows, start the Remote Desktop Connection (All Programs>Accessories>Remote Desktop Connection) and enter the IP address, and connect.