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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 23:43 Post subject: ser2net for mips - serial device server for your router
The ser2net daemon allows telnet and TCP sessions to be established with a unit's serial ports.
Since i was in the need of a serial<->network connection for a Java-Project I am on (Accessing the serial port directly with Java is... aerhm... not how I like it? I got it working... but... you know...) I came accross ser2net (years before I had it running as well but things keep falling out off my mind by time) and thought it would be cool to have it on a router.
Serial device servers are expensive and a cheap WRT54GL has two serial ports and beats the price down...
I know, it is not like industrial device servers but this way it works as well..
Startscript should be not an issue since user-script-stuff in dd-wrt...
./ser2net -c ser2net.conf
works for me...
Linksys WRT600N v1.1
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/17/08) mega - build 11218M NEWD Eko
using a Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor
and the usb-drivers posted by rkozola
The last line in config is what i have been testing, works for me.
There had been some "request" in the forum about this, so I thought it is worth posting...
I succesfully upgraded the firmware on my WRT54G v5 router to dd-wrt v24 sp2 micro.
Please advise me how can I install ser2net in order to use the built in serial port.
(It seems the v24 micro doesn't support JFFS2. Can I install ser2net anyway?)
Thanks in advance