I'm trying to connect USB TTL to Nanostation Loco M5 but no luck. Device is running stock firmware, but friend of mine broke reset bottun, disabled factory reset in settings and of course forgot password.
I did solder header pins to GND, TX and RX. Everything is proprely connected, I did measure resistances between GND, RX and TX and they are 2M and 10M so it should be it.
Connecting using minicom or picocom on linux, tried on different PCs and settings: 115200, 8N1
I get only junk as output in console. Tried different baud rates, but no luck.
Wires are about 20cm in lenght.
When USB is connected and wires plugged into radio and THEN power up radio, I get line of junk and sometimes between i can spot "1" and "Feb" which makes me believe it's date that it shows at boot. Not every time, just sometimes.
Then it hangs for long time and nothing happens, echo doesn't work, nor radio responds to anything i type in.
Another metod is to plug RX and TX, power up radio and wait for a minute or two THEN connect GND.
That way I also get junk, but only few characters which seems to be username in console, eg. "XM.v6.3.1>" or whatever firmware is inside. I'm able to type in, i get (junk) output and sometimes in between junk i can see "help" which would be "unknown command, type --help" or something similar.
Echo kinda works, if i turn it on, it sometimes return ?, but usually works.
For example with echo I type and this shows in console:
I did try to connect RX and TX on USB TTL directly and GND to radio and echo works perfectly.
Feels like I'm trying to bang my head against wall last 2 days, trying to find any info on internet, but nothing helps. Hopefully someone can show me right direction, thank you.