Talk:Add a Serial port to the ARM9 Linkstation
This page is confusing. Too high a pictures to words ratio (e.g. not enough description).
- What is that picture showing under ' Why it is easy to gain serial access on the LS Pro'?
Look at the bottom of your LS Pro and search for a hole! This is the hole where we plug in that special connector. I posted that picture to show how it looks from the inside.
- I've managed to work out this is a USB-RS232 bridge chip, but we seem to end up with USB connectors at both ends. Huh?
The connector at the end of the LS Pro in fact is just a piece of plastic with 4 pins. it just fitted...thats all.
- Where does this connect on the LS Pro?
The hole at the bottom.
- Why are you using a bridge chip if you want to talk RS232 to the LS Pro? Most PC's still have an RS232 port. Use that and you don't need a chip, just some wire.
You still need a level shifter. These USB-Cables are cheaper compared to the components if you buy them alone besides...thats why.
+ Any chance of a circuit diagram? check Add_a_Serial_port_to_the_PowerPC_Linkstation