I made sure that the rx and tx were flipped from Trumpa to router.
The LED lights on the THUMPA show up, but still nothing appears in Putty. Then the LED light stops after a couple seconds.
Plug in THUMPA
Open up Putty with saved connection "serial" (settings in picture in post 2).
Turn router on
Wait for Output
I am under the assumption that this should be similar to the way Cisco routers are with putty when you have them plugged in via a console connection to RS232. Where they scroll output via the screen, and it should respond to enter/return key requests.
Joined: 31 Aug 2009 Posts: 2430 Location: Third Rock from the Sun
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:07 Post subject:
Try swapping the blue and yellow wires, other than that I don't know. The flashing led on the Tumpa tells me the router is communicating with the Tumpa. it's almost like the Tumpa isn't communicating with the PC. You could also try a different USB cable. _________________ Peacock Thread-FAQ -- Firmware Recommendations -- dd-wrt Wiki
When I get back from my trip this weekend, I will back up the system and try installing windows 7 X86 on it, and see if that fixes it. I unfortunatly can't find a mini usb cable that I used with my old cell phone (that is the only other one I have). Otherwise, it is off to radioshack.
Is this device compatible with Linux? Might try it with my Kubuntu server and see if that would work.
Joined: 21 Nov 2010 Posts: 278 Location: North America
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:27 Post subject:
I do not have 2 MP COM ports and mine works fine.
Yes ... PuTTY requires only one MP COM port to operate; the right one. The driver installation process is supposed to create two MP COM ports, but oftentimes doesn't. For example, on my 32 bit WinXP box it didn't create any. I had to manually setup the VCP's.The pictures below show my HP 64bit Win7 system running PuTTY with only one MP COM port in the Device Manager. The last two photos show the Device Manager screen on two other PC's, one a 32bit Win7 desktop system ,and the other a 32bit WinXP desktop system. All three systems have one thing in common: they all use the MP COM port associated with Adapter B to run PuTTY. YMMV