ANT  .--[ ]---------------. |  FON 2200 | | | | | | | | .-. | [PC] (via Pegelanpassung) | |o| | GND --> GND | |o| | RX --> TX | |o| | TX --> RX | |o| | +3.3V | '-' | | | | | | LEDs | | O O O | '---------------------'
I adopted a spare data cable for mobile phones, configured for Samsung SGH-E700 but the PCB: DC-U-6858(A) seems quite generic, e.g. it is offered for Siemens as well. The PCB comprises the OTi6858 chip. FWIW: not the Prolific IC, in case you get confused when Windows is looking for a "USB-UART Tx Line" device driver. A slightly more recent version is here that works with Win2K as well with Win XP)
GTD with Windows
- instead of Hyperterminal you can install http://realterm.sourceforge.net/
- Realterm: Serial Capture program 188.8.131.52
- http://ipkg.funkfeuer.at/freifunk/fonera/ has a copy of the Freifunk Ap51 EasyFlash tool: ap51-flash-fonera-gui-1.0-38.exe
- the Ap51 needs WinPcap for low level access; the easiest way to get it is to install http://wireshark.org/ and confirm the additional installation for WinPcap when the setup programme asks so. Wireshark is a network sniffer (formerly known as EtherReal) that you may want to have handy anyway.
- WinPcap 4.0.2 Installer