Usb Direct Connection
What is USB Direct Connection
UDOO Dual/Quad's Micro USB port can be used both to power up the board and to connect it to our computer.
Connecting UDOO Dual/Quad to your computer will result in:
- UDOO Dual/Quad powering on, taking power from its USB Port
- A storage device will be available, containing UDOO Dual/Quad'S Kernel and DTB files, together with an offline documentation and quick start guide
- UDOO Dual/Quad will establish a network connection with your Computer, allowing to use it in [headless mode]!Getting_Started/Use_as_a_headless_IoT_Device)
In order to use UDOO Dual/Quad'S USB Connection on Mac and Windows, you must install few drivers first as described below:
Enable USB Direct Connection: Installing Drivers
Linux doesn't need drivers to make USB connection work properly. For other OS follow the instuctions below.
Installing Drivers on Mac OS X
Heads up! If you're using the Newest
OSX EL CAPITAN please install this Network Driver insted.
- Reboot your MAC
- UDOO Dual/Quad will be available at 192.168.7.2
Installing Drivers on Windows
- Connect UDOO Dual/Quad via Micro USB Cable to PC, eventually you'll get the following message:
- Right click on Computer and select Manage. From System Tools, select Device Manager. It will show a list of devices currently connected with the development PC. In the list, RNDIS Kitl can be seen with an exclamation mark implying that driver has not been installed.
Right click on it and select Update Driver Software... When prompted to choose how to search for device driver software, choose Browse my computer for driver software.
Browse for driver software on your computer will come up. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
A window will come up asking to select the device type. Select Network adapters, as RNDIS emulates a network connection.
- In the Select Network Adapter window, select Microsoft Corporation from the Manufacturer list. Under the list of Network Adapter:, select Remote NDIS compatible device.
- The RNDIS Kitl device is now installed and ready for use.
Use USB Direct Connection to control UDOO Dual/Quad
- Upon successful connection, UDOO Dual/Quad will be available at the address 192.168.7.2
- You can establish a SSH Remote Terminal using the address 192.168.7.2 with credentials udooer/udooer
- You can establish a VNC Remote Desktop Session using the address 192.168.7.2 and port 5900 (192.168.7.2:5900). The default password is udooer.
- You can configure UDOO Dual/Quad via the Web Control Panel
- If your UDOO Dual/Quad doesn't appear as a mass storage or is not recognized by your MAC\Pc, this may be due to insufficient power output from the USB port it is attached to. Therefore, try to:
- Change the USB port it is plugged into, to be on the safe side plug UDOO Dual/Quad to USB 3.0
- If you're on a Laptop, disable USB Power Saving mode
- Try to use a powered USB HUB