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usb to serial adaptors or tnc-pi which is easier to install for the pi

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  • vk4tub
    greetings all having spent the best part of last weekend trying to get a couple of usb to serial adaptors to work with fbb on the pi i have given up. Can
    Message 1 of 36 , Jul 16 6:57 AM
      greetings all
      having spent the best part of last weekend trying to get a couple of usb to serial adaptors to work with fbb on the pi i have given up.

      Can anyone tell me exactly what folders i have to edit in order for fbb to be able to see the adaptors, their address is ttyusb0.
      i want to use one for each pi

      With winfbb all of the files and folders are in one director and it is a hell of a lot easier to get working than the Linux version now i am able to compare the two.

      However it would appear that the Linux installation is quite messy and scatters files and folders right through the disk making a very difficult job even more difficult for a beginner like myself.

      So my question is what folders and files do i replace the ttyAMA0 serial port with ttyusb0 so that i might get fbb to see a tnc.

      There is a lot of info on the web about this but it is not pertaining to fbb and to be honest it might as well be in another language as i understand none of it.

      So if anyone has any experience with these and fbb i am happy to paint by numbers as i really dont know what i am doing.

      I also have 2 tnc-pis built and had the in tension to use those but have dropped that idea as it is far too difficult to even begin to attempt that at this time.

      However if installing the tnc-pis is in the opinion of the list easier than the usb adapters i might try this but once again it will be a "paint by numbers" exercise.

      thanks in advance kerry vk4tub
    • Mathison Ott
      I would say a rpi has faster cpu clock... I ve experanced the the raw throuput of a nanostation m2 and the versitility the radio provides. The rpi is a
      Message 36 of 36 , Aug 11, 2013

        I would say a rpi has faster cpu clock... I've experanced the the raw throuput of a nanostation m2 and the versitility the radio provides. The rpi is a versutile device. We Ham put the pi to good use.

        The rpi's usb power throughput is only around 700mah.  Supplimental 5VOLT power is needed (USB hub). In the the last raspberry pi I used an ajustible  voltege regulator adjust the voltege to a ~ 5.2v the CPU is sensitive. Dose Any one make a PCB add on thats populated with USB voltege injection? Or sugest a good one.  I'm trying to use 1 5v source 3amps to supply all the power.   ( I can draw a picture if needed)

        My goal is to attatch a wimax Puck usb0 and use the local lan. Failover and conection bonding is posible in the ipconfig, file.

        73 mathison kj6dzb

        On Aug 10, 2013 1:53 PM, "John Wiseman" <john.wiseman@...> wrote:

        I did answer the second question.
        You use a wifi dongle with removable antenna, so you can replace it with the antenna of your choice.

        From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of eric
        Sent: 10 August 2013 20:48
        To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: HSMM-MESH on PI


        Bonsoir john and the group

        Thank infos and url, just just one word you dont answer at second question any idea to connect external antenna on rpi ? This step is important i think iand i dont see any soluce.

        73 Eric

        --- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
        > Eric,
        > With the mesh system, you can't normally connect clients to the mesh port -
        > that is intended for node to node links. With a WRT54G, the clients have to
        > connect via ethernet, with a pi you can add a second wifi dongle, and have a
        > wifi access port.
        > You can get wifi dongles with detachable antennas. Two I have used are
        > http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003JTM9JY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=
        > UTF8
        > <http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003JTM9JY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie
        > =UTF8&psc=1> &psc=1
        > http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B5T4U1A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=
        > UTF8
        > <http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B5T4U1A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie
        > =UTF8&psc=1> &psc=1
        > but there are others.
        > 73, John G8BPQ
        > _____
        > From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of eric
        > Sent: 09 August 2013 10:51
        > To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: HSMM-MESH on PI
        > Hi John
        > thank for infos, just yesterday installed mesh on rpi without prob but when
        > i cant check if install was ok because on my second pc while switch mesh on
        > ap client option on wrt54, router freeze and i cant access to my router now
        > even whith 30/30/30 process ..no lucky router is out of order but its an
        > other prob ..
        > i have some questions abt mesh on rpi if you have the time.
        > On network with my ipad/eepc ie i can see mesh node and connect but after
        > what process to access to one page or application ?
        > 2 nd question : how connect an antenna /dish/vertical on rpi ?, i have the
        > usb wifi stick but after i dont see how put antenna..
        > i ordering second rpi today , i would like test as soon as possible second
        > node to see how 2 rpi link together.
        > 73 Eric
        > --- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        > <mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO%40yahoogroups.com> , "John Wiseman"
        > <john.wiseman@> wrote:
        > >
        > > I've uploaded an updated version of my HSMM-MESH system for the PI. The
        > main
        > > changes are:
        > >
        > > Fixed bug that interefered with setting firewall rules.
        > >
        > > Renamed LAN port from eth0 to lan, and WAN port from eth0.1 to wan, to
        > > simplify configuring a system with
        > > the ethernet port used for a WAN link and a second wifi or ethernet
        > > dongle as LAN port.
        > >
        > > Fixed some fields on status page.
        > >
        > > Sets the linux hostname to the mesh Node Name.
        > >
        > > The system sets the password for user pi to pi, and the root password to
        > > the value set in the setup screen.
        > >
        > > Note this creates a Mesh node compatible with Mesh Verson 0.4.3. I will be
        > > producing one to work with the new release soon.
        > >
        > > 73, John
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > As there seems to be quite a bit of interest, I've put together some
        > > preliminary installation instructions. More technical info, build detaill,
        > > etc will follow.
        > >
        > > Download latest Rasbian image from <http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads>
        > > http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads and write to an SD Card in the usual
        > > way. (2GB is enough, but larger can be used). Leave card in PC.
        > >
        > > Download
        > https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31910649/meshautoconf0.4.3.zip
        > > and unzip, You should end up with a folder meshautoconf0.4.3.
        > >
        > > Check that you have folders lib, proc, sys, dev, etc, bin, files,
        > > OpenWRTFiles, PIFiles. I've sometimes had problems with winzip not
        > creating
        > > empty folders.
        > >
        > > Open the boot partition of the SD card, and copy all the files and folders
        > > from meshautoconf0.4.3 into it.
        > >
        > > Unmount the SD card, install in PI, and power up, If you have a monitor it
        > > is worth connecting it so you can see what is going on.
        > >
        > > The PI should boot 3 times. The first time it uses the boot partition as
        > the
        > > root partition, and copies a few files to the main partition on the PI.
        > This
        > > takes a few seconds. The second time it uses the rc.local file just
        > > installed to install some packages (from the boot partition, so no
        > internet
        > > is needed). and configure the node. This can take several minutes. It then
        > > boots again to activate the MESH configuration.
        > >
        > > The files are set up to work the same as a WRT54 node - the LAN port is
        > > configured as, with DHCP enabled - so you can connect a PC and
        > > configire the node in the usual way (web browser to localnode:8080).
        > > Sometimes I've found the PC doesnt get an IP address the first time. If
        > this
        > > happens, rebooting the PI should fix it.
        > >
        > > I've found it easier to configure the LAN port with an address on my LAN,
        > so
        > > I don't have to unplug the PC and connect it to the PI. You can edit file
        > > "interfaces" to set an address on your LAN instead of the 172.27 address.
        > If
        > > you do this, remember to set the same address when you configure the Node.
        > > or you will loose access. You'll need to connect to the IP address:8080 to
        > > configure.
        > >
        > > 73,
        > > John
        > >

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