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boogerman69

join:2006-09-28
Newport, MI
reply to titan_

Re: [Equipment] D-Link VTA: serial port console

hmm.. I have about 10 MAX232's at home. I also notice that Vtech IP8100 has a serial interface inside it.
I would like to access that one.


rcilink
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join:2003-12-15
Manchester, NH

I do not have the Vtech device, so I encourage you to verify pinout using a multimeter and measure voltages.

Once that is done, the same cable (or similar design if you make your own) should work.

Some key things the serial console gives you:

• Access to the bootloader (PSP or ADAM)
• Shell access (you will have to login with Admin passwd)
• Serious DEBUG info - worth it if something is not working
• A good way to de-brick the box if you load a bad firmware