Connecting to the iMote2

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There are many methods of connecting to the iMote2: serial, USB networking, Bluetooth serial, and Bluetooth networking. This page describes each method in detail. Regardless of which method you use, you log in with the username root and the password rootme (which can be changed, if desired).


    If you use an image with the console enabled on the standard UART, you can use any terminal application to connect to the iMote2, provided that you have the right hardware to connect the standard UART to your computer. Both the small green debug/JTAG board and the large blue debug/JTAG/breakout board will work. The iMote2 communicates at 115200 bps, with 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity. Flow control should not be enabled.

USB Networking

    Using the appropriate iMote2 image, you can attach the iMote2 to your computer via its USB port and access it as a regular, networked Linux machine. Once you've established a USB networking connection, SSH into


      After you attach the iMote2 to your computer, Windows will prompt you to install a driver. Download this driver and instruct Windows to search for a driver in the directory where you saved it to. Once the driver is enabled, you must configure the new network device to use a static IP address. Specify a static IP address of and a netmask of No other options need to be set.


      The iMote2 will appear as a USB CDC Ethernet device. The appropriate module or support for USB CDC Ethernet must be built into your kernel. If you do not have root access, you'll need to contact your system administrator to set this up. Configure the device with a static IP,, and a netmask of