thunder9861 Posted March 12, 2013 Share Posted March 12, 2013 (edited) Hello. I need to perform a clean flash on my MK IV, and I just had a few questions about the cable. I currently have a Serial -> 3.3v TTL cable that uses a MAX232 chip. It is homebuilt, using this site: http://sodoityourself.com/max232-serial-level-converter/ This cable works just fine on my Pogoplug, as well as my Fonera 2100 and Fonera 2200 (the MK III hardware). I have not tried using it on the MK IV yet, because after searching around here, and on Mr. Protocol's wiki page, it says I need a UART cable. The term UART is new to me, but does this mean that the cable I have is not the correct one? This page uses the terms "UART" and "Serial TTL" almost interchangably: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/hardware/port.serial However this post claims the opposite (that they are indeed different): http://forums.hak5.org/index.php?/topic/28820-pineapple-iv-clean-flash-cant-connect-with-com-help I'm wondering if I am just getting the terminology mixed up. I have looked at the Hakshop for the device I need: http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/serial-ttl-cable Unfortunately it is sold out, however it is called both a "UART Cable" as well as a "Serial TTL cable". Can someone clarify for me if the cable I have is correct? I do not want to connect it until I have verification, because I am very afraid of frying the MK IV. I am also aware that I should NOT connect the VDD pin on the MK IV. Thank you for your help. Edited March 12, 2013 by thunder9861 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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