Re: Modem connection
- On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 15:12:56 -0500 (EST), m. allan noah
> almost no chance of doing this. the kernel and boot loader areconfigured
> to use the serial port for the system console. without replacingthe boot
> loader to change the kernel command line, you cant use this port forActually, on the NSLU2, the kernel command is only compiled into the
> anything else.
kernel. The bootloader is not involved in setting the kernel command
line (which is unusual, cause that's the way it is normally done). As
Allan states, you definitely will loose your serial port for RedBoot
and Kernel console access. There is a chance that RedBoot might hang
on boot if it has a DCE connected to the serial port instead of a DTE
(see the posts on adding a resistor to the serial port for more info
> try using a usb-serial converter, several of those are supported inlinux.
That's what I would suggest too. Much easier, and you'll want the
serial console to debug the loading of ppp-related modules you'll need
for the modem.
I currently have a dial-in modem connected to the second serial port
on a WRT54GS, running in s/w flow control mode - it works fine at
33.6K (which is the speed of the old modem I have connected to it).
As soon as I receive a h/w flow control usb serial cable from ka6sox
(should be late this week, or early next), I'll be looking into moving
that setup onto prodslug.