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RogerWilco
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Connecting to serial devices with a USB FTDI TTL-232 cable

Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:26 am

Would it be possible to:
- connect a USB FTDI TTL-232 cable like this from Sparkfun https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9717 to a RouterBOARDs USB port OR use normal USB to serial cable
- configure the port settings for the USB port that the serial device needs via System/Ports such as baud rate, parity and stop bits.
- use /system serial-terminal usb1 to send/receive data to the device much the same way serial ports on USB modems do?

Obviously the serial device can't be complex and has to be simple. I know some people have a router connected to an Arduino board but using SSH access.

Would this approach work do you think? Has anyone tried this before?
 
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Re: Connecting to serial devices with a USB FTDI TTL-232 cab

Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:18 am

I use USB to serial adapter to connect serial UPS to RouterBoard. One place use FTDI usb to serial on other Prolific convert both working for connecting UPS for now not try anything else.
 
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Re: Connecting to serial devices with a USB FTDI TTL-232 cab

Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:22 am

I use USB to serial adapter to connect serial UPS to RouterBoard. One place use FTDI usb to serial on other Prolific convert both working for connecting UPS for now not try anything else.
Thanks for the reply. Is it the UPS MikroTik supports or do you talk to it via serial-terminal? If anybody has connected anything via /system serial-terminal usb it should work. I haven't got the cable yet to try it.
 
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Re: Connecting to serial devices with a USB FTDI TTL-232 cab

Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:25 am

I have a similar issue with this. Basically I'm trying to read the serial output of an arduino connected using USB. Anybody got any ideas ?

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