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By L67GS
#92967 I currently communicate with a SBC over serial using minicom. I'd like to go wireless now and there are complications that make a USB dongle a poor choice.
Is it possible to use an ESP8266 such as ESP01 either as a very slow dongle to do SSH with putty or as a serial bridge to do something like minicom?
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By rpiloverbd
#93032 Theoretically it's possible to use an ESP8266 as an USB adapter. But looks like nobody has done that successfully in real life...
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By L67GS
#93313 Okay, so this is going to get a little weird.
I have a little AI I wrote on a SBC. She does speech recognition, and synthesis but I need to access the little computer to modify code and do maintenance.
Currently I use a serial cable and TTY, but I'd rather do this wireless. My first thought was simply to install a usb dongle and use ssh, but that has a drawback as the SBC has only one unused usb port and I like to plug a thumb drive into it for file trandfer.
What I'm looking for now is a way to use an ESP to establish a connection between a big computer and a little computer with a console.
Does this sound like any projects that have been done successfully? I have uart, spi, and i2c on the little computer.
As a final effort I suppose I could hack up a usb hub and install it in her case but I'd like a cleaner solution.