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thass1
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Connecting Galileo Gen2 Issues

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Hi,

I have been trying to connect my Intel Galileo Gen2 with my laptop (running windows 10) for four days and one after another getting caught in some problem. I have one pulse sensor for which I have Arduino sketch and since Galileo is Arduino compatible, I believed it should work but after spending hours of work, I found out the code won't work since these board have different processors and Arduino sketches are not exactly 100percent compatible. So I turned towards Eclipse C++ IDE since I found sensor C++ equivalent code and used these instruction to connect my board https://software.intel.com/en-us/get-started-galileo-windows-step1 https://software.intel.com/en-us/get-started-galileo-windows-step1 but of-course couldn't able to work since I didn't have six 6-pin Serial to Type A USB cable connected to the board. In this page they told to have Micro B to Type A USB cable along with six 6-pin Serial to Type A USB cable but forget to mention where to use it and for what purpose https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-galileo-gen-2-board-assembly-using-eclipse-and-intel... https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-galileo-gen-2-board-assembly-using-eclipse-and-intel... . I don't know why the instructions for the board are so messy? They literately have two different pages for every instructions. Also they should have explained clearly that I need Micro B to Type A USB just for using sketches through Arduino IDE and If I want to use Eclipse IDE I will need six 6-pin Serial to Type A USB cable. Anyway I still need some clarifications

I tried to connect the board with my laptop through with just Micro B to Type A USB using Eclipse by using "Create a Target Connection" but wasn't getting the IP. So I connected the Ethernet cable with my board to my laptop since I read somewhere that it needs to be connect with the board. I was getting some IP but I lost it after some time. So my question is do I need to connect six 6-pin Serial to Type A USB cable in order to get the IP of the board or it is because of some other issue

And please Ignore my ignorance with the technology since I just started working with the board.

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Diego_V_Intel
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Hello taha82,

The 6-pin Serial cable (FTDI cable) is used to access the Linux terminal of the board. If you don't have it you won't be able to access the terminal. The FTDI cable allows you to configure the board from the Linux terminal. Please check the following guide for further details: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/getting-started-with-the-intel-galileo-board-on-windows# terminal IoT - Set Up Serial Terminal on the Intel® Galileo Board for Windows* | Intel® Developer Zone

Regarding the use of the Eclipse IDE, I recommend you to check the following guide: https://software.intel.com/en-us/installing-the-eclipse-ide IoT - Installing the Eclipse* IDE | Intel® Developer Zone.

The guide you followed previously (https://software.intel.com/en-us/get-started-galileo-windows-step1 IoT - Step 1: Make a bootable micro SD card | Intel® Developer Zone) is to make a bootable SD card with the IoT image. If you completed all the process then you have the IoT image in your SD card. Then you can continue with the Eclipse IDE installation guide I mentioned above. If you have issues with the IP address, I suggest you to try connecting the board directly to your router.

Regards,

Diego.

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Diego_V_Intel
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Hello taha82,

The 6-pin Serial cable (FTDI cable) is used to access the Linux terminal of the board. If you don't have it you won't be able to access the terminal. The FTDI cable allows you to configure the board from the Linux terminal. Please check the following guide for further details: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/getting-started-with-the-intel-galileo-board-on-windows# terminal IoT - Set Up Serial Terminal on the Intel® Galileo Board for Windows* | Intel® Developer Zone

Regarding the use of the Eclipse IDE, I recommend you to check the following guide: https://software.intel.com/en-us/installing-the-eclipse-ide IoT - Installing the Eclipse* IDE | Intel® Developer Zone.

The guide you followed previously (https://software.intel.com/en-us/get-started-galileo-windows-step1 IoT - Step 1: Make a bootable micro SD card | Intel® Developer Zone) is to make a bootable SD card with the IoT image. If you completed all the process then you have the IoT image in your SD card. Then you can continue with the Eclipse IDE installation guide I mentioned above. If you have issues with the IP address, I suggest you to try connecting the board directly to your router.

Regards,

Diego.

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