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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject: Cheap Serial Cable Reply with quote

I give up. Does anyone where I can by a usb to serial cable for the meraki?

The company doesnt appear to sell it anymore.

thx
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you need to build your own

see openwrt

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sample a chip (you get two) from didgi or similar, get caps (polarized) the directions for fonera serial flashers work for meraki, just need to change the hookup to the serial
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found on this forum
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a suggestion to buy TTL-232R-3V3.

I got it today and rewired it like they said. But all I get is gibersh from putty. (Below)
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p.s. on the guide they mention NC (diagram below) I assume NC is no color.

o NC
meraki ethernet o yellow meraki antenna
o orange
o black
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aint that something I finally got in the baud rate which I did not see mentioned anywhere has to be set to 115200.

thx for all the help guys.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OpenWRT folks moved their content around and broke the link above. The same stuff seems now to be at
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And, darkansi, NC is a common abbreviation for No Connection.

If building your own adapter I recommend making a connection on that pin, which goes to Vcc, so your interface has a way to light up when you've plugged it in the right way around and so it can drive the serial pins from a rail never to exceed the processor's supply.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This works great for me,

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