I looked for an easier way. Using USB2Serial dongle would be one of the ways.
|Connection using USB to Serial dongle|
I bought USB to Serial dongle from Amazon. It cost about $11, not so expensive.
NooElec PL2303 USB to Serial (TTL) Module/Adapter
Download and Install driverTo connect from PC to RPi, you need to download and install driver software here. I'm using Mac. The above product has drivers for Windows/Android/Mac.
Cable connection is easy. You just connect three pins - GND, TX, and RX. RPi pin assignment is here.
|USB to Serial||Raspberry Pi|
Connect with a Terminal Program
After the above setup, you can connect with your terminal program.
- Baud Rate: 115200
- Bits: 8
- Parity: None
- Stop Bits: 1
- Flow Control: None