A step-by-step guide for setting up Moku:Lab with USB connection to an iPad
There are some situations, for example in a restricted lab environment or for radio interference reasons, where you may wish to use Moku:Lab with neither Wi-Fi nor ethernet.
The Moku:Lab can connect to the iPad app via a USB cable; no ethernet or wifi is needed. This is accomplished by using the appropriate iPad connector cable.
1. iPads : either a Lightning or USB-C connector.
If your iPad has a Lightning connector; you will need
- Lightning to USB camera adaptor and
- USB type A to USB micro B cable
If your iPad has a USB-C connector, you will need a USB-C to USB micro B cable.
2. Connect the appropriate cable(s)
Connect your cables from the iPad to the micro USB type B data port connector on the rear of the Moku:Lab
3. Network connection
Once the iPad is connected to Moku:Lab via USB, the network connection appears as an Ethernet/RNDIS connection to the iPad. This can be selected in the "Settings" panel of the iPad; confirm it is setup as "Configure IP : Automatic" and within a few moments, the iPad will configure the interface. Launch the Moku:Lab app on the iPad, you will see your Moku:Lab appear in the 'Select your device' menu.
Moku:Lab LED status during USB mode
When connected via USB, and with no other network connection available, Moku:Lab's power button LED will flash orange.