Using the Serial Cable

Using the Serial Cable
Using the Serial Cable
Step 1:
Turn the router over and remove
the top two rubber feet.
Step 2:
Split the case and remove
the top piece using a flat
head screwdriver or
similar instrument.
The reset button may fall
out. Keep a close eye on
it so you don't lose it.
Step 3:
Connect the serial header to the serial cable as follows:
Note: You may need to use solder.
Step 4:
Start any application to communicate with it, like GNU screen.
Configure adapter to use the following settings:
Baud rate: 115200
Data bits: 8
Parity control: none
Stop bits: 1
Handshaking: none
Example:
screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 # Make sure your user is part of the dialout group.
Power on the router, wait for a line like one of the following and interrupt the process
of loading a kernel:
Autobooting in 1 seconds (for most TP-Link routers, you should enter tpl at this
point)
Hit ESC key to stop autoboot: 1 (for 8devices Carambola 2, use ESC key)
Hit any key to stop autoboot: 1 (for D-Link DIR-505, use any key)
Step 5:
Review the full documentation in u-boot_reflash on the root of the source code CD
included with the router. There is additional documentation on flashing the router
here.
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