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Connect to Lantronix Spider from Ubuntu RS232 Serial Port or USB

If you need to connect to the Lantronix Spider or SpiderDuo KVM-over-IP Devices via a serial connection, for example to change the configuration or reset the password, you need to use a serial console to do this. I was using an Ubuntu machine with a standard serial / com port ( DB9/RS232 ) and had one of the $4 RJ45 to DB9/RS232 cables To get connected I ended up installing picocom which I like better than using screen as it seems to be more forgiving if something goes wrong and not lock up the system. Then I used the command picocom -b 9600 /dev/ttyS0 to connect to the device and got prompt so I could reset the device: Welcome! Choose a command for the following features: -Initial IP configuration: “config”. -Reset device: “reset”. [(none) spider]> If you don’t have a RS232 you can also use a ~ $10 USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Converter in order to get a serial port. The device will show up in /dev/ as something like /dev/ttyUSB0 which will change your picocom command to be: picocom -b 9600 /dev/ttyS0 To exit picocom use control+a, control+x. To install picocom on Ubuntu / Debian linux systems use apt-get install -y picocom A few notes from the Lantronix page: How do I perform the reset? See details on the lantronix page – you will need to use the reset button on the back of the device in combination with a terminal connection described above. What is the default … Continue reading

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