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rb2011 usb usage

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:50 pm
by pgh321
Hi, sorry if this is a noob question but I have not been able to find an answer.
Only something quite old on

I've seen only usage examples with usb port as "host" to attach disks, 3g modems, hubs...

Is it also possible to use rb2011 usb as "device" connected to a pc?
Can this be used as a serial console, a mass storage device, something else?

Greetings Paolo

Re: rb2011 usb usage

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:05 pm
by Zavi
I read mentioned thread and just tried it - nothing happens, unrecognized device. There aren't any "interesting features", nor "any features".
Still can't understand, why should i connect router to PC through USB, especially when can't be powered from it.

Re: rb2011 usb usage

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:11 pm
by pgh321
I was just curious about it, quoting user Normis from that thread
This is a microUSB port so that you can use your standart phone charger cable to plug the router into your PC and configure it directly over USB (something like a replacement for serial port). There are also some other exciting features planned for this port.

Re: rb2011 usb usage

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:56 am
by normis
This topic clarifies what happened to this feature: ... sb#p403581