How To Connect to the TonidoPlug2 Serial Port
I wanted to connect to the serial plug on my TonidoPlug2. Here’s how I did it.
First I bought a usb to rs323 cable
Here’s the layout for the plug (top being where the power connection is):
VCC (red) RX (green) TX (white) GND (black)
To connect from Windows, I used HyperTerminal on an old Windows XP laptop I had (115200 baud rate) - it connected without a hitch (I don't think that the latest version of Windows has HyperTerminal, so you may have to hunt around for a different terminal emulator, here's a page on using PuTTY as a terminal emulator).
For Mac OSX I had to install a driver from here (note that it required me to manually mount the
dmg for some reason before I could install the app) and once the driver was installed, I checked what the device name was:
ls -l /dev/tty*
Then I used
screen to connect to it:
screen /dev/tty.NoZAP-PL2303-000012FA 115200
(to exit, either open another terminal window and kill the screen task, or type
ctrl-a followed by