Setting up a Serial Terminal

The serial terminal is used to communicate with your Intel® Edison board. Though serial communication is not strictly required to begin programming on your board, it gives you access to a wide range of functionality, such as:

  • Connecting your board to a Wi-Fi* network
  • Registering a password for your board
  • Identifying the IP address of your board
  • Checking the version of the OS image on your board

Select the link to the appropriate system for your board, and follow the steps to set up a serial terminal:

For a quick list of useful commands for communicating with your board over a serial connection, see Common commands for the Intel® Edison board.

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