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I have a Mini switch and the label has fallen off.
Cris has a guide to recover the passkey but not sure how to do it on Mac.
Any ideas.
 

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I have a Mini switch and the label has fallen off.
Cris has a guide to recover the passkey but not sure how to do it on Mac.
Any ideas.
It's plain text over serial (via USB) so any program that you can connect to a serial port should work. The rest should be the same.
 

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Thanks but I just do not know how to do that on a Mac
 

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I'm not a Mac user, but does Serial or SerialTools from the App Store do the job?
 

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CoolTerm should work too. I usually write the passkey on a piece of masking tape that I put on top of the WiFi Module.
 

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From having to do a lot of similar process' using my Mac I've found the easiest way is to partition your laptop. Many instructions and youtube videos can be found online to do so. Partioning your mac will allow you to run windows 10 and very easily proceed to use PUTTY or other terminal program and following the instructions Cris has on his site. this will then allow you to either boot your laptop using windows or IOS. It's also very helpful for other rocketry downloads as you will then also be able to download and directly run windows software packages. Heres an instruction guide from apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468
 

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Are you still going to be able to run Windows VM's on a Mac once they go to Apple-sourced processors instead of Intel?
 

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Are you still going to be able to run Windows VM's on a Mac once they go to Apple-sourced processors instead of Intel?
Currently Windows only runs on Intel/AMD x86 based processors. Apple's new processor will be based on some variation of ARM so as it is today, no. But there is a version of Windows IoT that runs on ARM based processors but it's only available to Windows Insiders (free, only need to register) but Windows IoT doesn't run standard Windows programs so you'd have to write your own serial terminal program for Windows IoT. Windows is moving to be a Linux based core rather than the Win32 based core and so long-term, being able to run a Windows VM on the ARM based Apple processor could be a possibility again.

You can (and should) run Linux on ARM and so you can run a Linux VM on the new Apple ARM based processors (I have 12 Ubuntu based ARM systems within 5 feet of me right now). There are lots of serial terminal programs for Linux available. You can also run Android on ARM but I've never tried to run it in a VM.

If you want to learn Linux, pick up a Raspberry Pi. They're dirt cheap (less than $100 for everything needed on Amazon), about the size of a pack of cards and run on a 5v phone charger. Since they have USB ports, you can use the Eggtimer USB to 4 pin break-out to connect to the Egg products just as if it was a Windows or Mac.

 

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