This is a tutorial on how to connect to a probe through the console port located on your Sinefa device.
You will require the below:
- An RJ45 console cable
- Serial cable to USB adapter
- Basic command-line knowledge
- Windows OS Users: SSH and Telnet client, for this tutorial we will be using PuTTy
Once you have connected your serial cable to the probe and your PC and installed the relevant driver, you will need to follow the below relevant to your machine's operating system.
Windows OS users
- Go into Device Manager > Expand the ports (COM & LPT) header to locate your device, it should be assigned to a COM port (i.e. COM3)
- Open PuTTY and enter in the COM port number
- Enter in 115200 as the speed and select the connection type as Serial
- Select Open
- You will now see a prompt to log into the probe, the username is admin and password is to be left blank by default
This will automatically take you to the wizard
Note: If you have applied the settings above in PuTTy and still aren't able to access the probe successfully, within your PuTTy settings go into Connection > Serial and ensure Flow Control is set to None
MAC OS X users
MAC OS has an inbuilt client called Terminal that you will be able to use to connect to your probe.
You will need to locate the port number that your serial cable is communicating on, enter in the following command:
ls -ltr /dev/*usb*
The result will look similar to the below:
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 4, 127 25 Jul 08:56 tty.usbserial
What's relevant for this is tty.usbserial (results will vary among different serial cable brands). Next you will need to enter in the following command:
screen /dev/tty.usbserial 115200
Where tty.usbserial is the result you received in the earlier command and 115200 is the speed required to connect to this port.
You should now see a prompt for login, where the default username is admin and the password to be left blank.