Connecting Lighthouse using serial Cable


#1

Hello,
Can we connect Lighthouse to laptop using the provided serial connector, to manage the content/ gain root access? I could not find any documentation regarding the provided serial cable, and its use. If we can gain root access, please do tell how?
Thanks


#2

We’ve had mixed results using serial. Some users were able to log in, I wasn’t. Username and password are the same. Baud rate is 115200.


#3

Thanks. Is there any documentation for this, which you can direct me to?


#4

We don’t have any documentation. We just assumed that users of the serial cable would know what to do with it. :)))

There really isn’t much to it. Just connect to your PC, use a telnet client, and telnet into the COM port.


#5

Thank you very much. Yeah, I was a bit confused. Just now successfully gained access. :grinning:


#6

Are you the same user that is having SSH problems?

If so, you don’t need to flash the unit. You can first try removing the faulty keys in /mnt/persist.


#7

Yes, I am having problems with SSH. I sure can remove those keys, but then how will I generate them? ssh-keygen is not available on Lighthouse


#8

You don’t have to. Just restart the dropbear init script and it should generate them.


#9

Yes. It worked. Thanks. You helped a lot. :slight_smile:


#10

No problem.