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Introduction

Woobm-USB (Wireless Out Of Band Management) is a USB device, that provides Serial port functionality over a wireless bridge.

Connect the Woobm-USB device to your MikroTik, Linux, or other device and configure it wirelessly without the need for any serial cables. It also provides CLI configuration possibilities to laptops without a serial port, mobile devices, and tablets.

Woobm-USB has a built-in webpage for easy access and configuration. The device supports Access Point and Client modes.

First startup

Connect your Woobm-USB to the USB port, open a wireless network with SSID: WoobmAP will be created. Connect to device and open device IP address in a web browser.

Default Woobm-USB IP is 192.168.4.1

A device running RouterOS will automatically mount as a serial USB device and provide access after successful login.

WEB interface

WEB interface allows access to the serial port from devices equipped with an 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz wireless module.

Web interface default page is "Home" From the home page, it is possible to connect and configure RouterOS neighbor devices (MikroTik devices in the same network) Press on a device IP address to establish a connection:

By opening the Terminal tab, Woobm-USB will try to emulate the USB serial interface. On a successful attempt "Connection successful! " message will appear above the terminal window. You can enter commands from the keyboard or use key buttons to send out commands through the USB serial interface.

Show keyboard will bring up the keyboard on mobile devices. Extra buttons provide missing keyboard keys for mobile devices.

By opening the Terminal tab, Woobm-USB will try to emulate the USB serial interface. On a successful attempt "Connection successful! " message will appear above the terminal window. You can enter commands from the keyboard or use key buttons to send out commands through the USB serial interface.

Show keyboard will bring up the keyboard on mobile devices. Extra buttons provide missing keyboard keys for mobile devices.

Settings

Settings tab provides basic configuration for Woobm-USB device. The basic settings part provide serial port, button, LED, and wireless general settings

Properties

PropertyDescription
Identity (string; Default: Mikrotik)Device identity is used for the DHCP client as the 'hostname' parameter when reporting it to the DHCP server and for neighbor discovery.
Telnet port (integer; Default: 23)Port used for incoming telnet requests
Baud-rate (integer; Default: 115200)Baud rate used for serial communication. Should match a host device.
Data bits (; Default: 8)
Parity (; Default: None bits)
Stopbits (integer; Default: 1)
Web conn. timeout (integer; Default: 2400)
WPS enabled (On/off; Default: On)
Set the default settings with a button (On/off; Default: On)
Device greeting (On/off; Default: On)
Force echo (On/off; Default: On)
Ignore telnet commands (On/off; Default: On)
Status LEDs enabled (On/off; Default: On)
802.11 mode (; Default: default)

WiFi Station settings part provides settings wireless for Woobm-USB in client mode.

PropertyDescription
SSID (string; Default: )Provide SSID of nearby Access Point, or use scan function.
Password (string; Default: )WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK
SSID MAC (MAC; Default: )
Station MAC (MAC; Default: )
IP address (IP; Default: )
Gateway (IP; Default: )
Netmask (IP; Default: )

WiFi AP settings part provides wireless settings for Woobm-USB in Access Point mode.

PropertyDescription
SSID (string; Default: )SSID of Woobm-USB Access Point
Password (string; Default: )WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK
Channel (; Default: 6)Wireless channel used for AP
Auth. mode (; Default: )
Hidden (On/Off; Default: Off)
Max conn (1 to 4; Default: 4)Maximum allowed clients to Access Point.
Beacon interval (100 to 60000; Default: 100)How often Access point broadcasts AP information.
IP address (IP; Default: 192.168.4.1)
Gateway (IP; Default: )
Netmask (IP; Default: )
AP MAC (MAC; Default: )
DHCP Enabled (On/Off; Default: On)Enable/disable DHCP server
IP range start (IP; Default: 192.168.4.2)
IP range end (IP; Default: 192.168.4.5)
IP lease time (; Default: 120)

Upgrade firmware

Use the upgrade firmware tab for manual firmware upgrade.

Telnet access

It's possible to use Telnet clients to access the serial port. For Telnet access open Woobm-USB address in telnet client. Woobm-USB forwards serial port to telnet client.

Only one instance of the serial port bridge may be emulated.

Button functionality

Button provides functionality for enabling WPS, reset configuration and send out a neighbor message (MNDP).

WPS mode

If a button is pressed for less than 5 seconds - WPS mode is enabled. If a connection is made to the Access point - the Woobm station configuration is saved and old data is overwritten.

Reset configuration

To reset configuration:

1) Woobm should be unplugged (removed from the USB port);

2) Press and hold the button;

3) Attach Woobm to the USB port while holding the button;

4) Wait till the red LED light starts blinking;

5) Release button;

The device will reset be reset to the default configuration.

Neighbor message

The neighbor message is sent out automatically every minute. To send a message out manually hold the button for at least 5 seconds until the LED light stops blinking.

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