TIP: Mac OSX, serial and embedded installation



  • If you want to install and configure your Alix board with the embedded version of pfSense but you don't have a PC with an serial port but you DO have an USB to Serial adapter (like the Prolific 2303), you can use the Terminal to access your Alix board using these commands:

    • open Terminal
    • type ls /dev/tty.*
    • look for an entry like this /dev/tty.usbserial
    • now, type screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600

    Voilà, you are now connected to you Alix board, without using Windows or any 3rd party software.
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