Back to back
(the discussion about the back to back connection method has been moved to Talk:Firmware/Serial_Terminal).
 Reassembling the system
Regarding "Reassembling the system", I wonder whether there is space to cut an opening in the case so that the RS-232 connector or USB Type B connector can be mounted flush. Various photographs suggest this possibility and the arrangement would be far better than leaving the adapter dangling by the wires. Without detailed drawings or trying it on real hardware, we can not be sure about fitting. The different versions of XO and of serial adapter complicate further. Regards, ... Peasthope 22:44, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks. We do not do that because the number of laptops in our lab usually exceeds the number of serial adapters by several orders of magnitude, the time spent would be wasted once the laptop is no longer to be accessed via serial, and the mechanical stress would move from the cheap four strand cable to the more expensive USB B plug and serial adapter assembly. If you have only one XO and one serial adapter, try some gaffer tape. Place the serial adapter behind the microphone or the camera, depending on which side the 3.3V serial cable exits. --Quozl 21:15, 18 March 2013 (UTC).