Setting up a serial terminal

This section provides steps to set up a serial terminal 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 useful to any serious developer, such as:

  • Connecting your board to a Wi-Fi* network
  • Setting a password for your board
  • Identifying your board's IP address
  • Checking the version of the firmware on your board
  • Updating the I/O and sensor libraries on your board to get access to the latest batch of supported sensors

It is therefore strongly recommended that you be able to set up serial communication with your board. For steps, see the appropriate link below:

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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