I saw a lot of forum questions asking “how to change serial port speed”, and I thought it was easy, but it is not that easy.
OpenWrt has uart serial port baudrade speed set via kernel command line option, so it is hardwired into kernel, and as far as I know this method is the only way to change baudrate speed of serial port.
If you are lucky maybe your kernel supports changing serial port speeds, then you can just try
mgetty -s 19200 /dev/ttyS0
stty -F /dev/ttyS0 9600 clocal cread cs8 -cstopb -parenb
For reading serial port settings use:
stty -F /dev/ttyS0 -a
In recent builds, you can easilly install stty from packages as follows:
opkg update opkg install coreutils-stty
You will find stty in your menuconfig under
Base system -> busybox -> Coreutils -> stty
For example for TP-Link WR741ND V4.x it is set to: “console=ttyATH0,115200”
Now the question is how to change this kernel command line, only way to do this is to compile your own kernel with different “console=” line.
First you need to know which speed you need to set. In this example we use TP-LINK WR741ND which uses has it's uart serial port baudrate speed set to 115200 and we need to change it to 19200.
First check check what baudrate and which port your current router uses, telnet or ssh to your router and then find out your current settings. Usual uart serial ports are
Use these command to check your serial port settings
logread | grep tty
find where is your config file:
edit file before building your own image:
find line for your modem:
Change “console=ttyATH0,115200” to speed you need:
You can change the Kernel command line within kernel_menuconfig:
Then you have to recompile the Kernel with 'make target/clean world' and reflash.