This page explains how to enable the serial port on a Raspberry Pi


The Raspberry Pi (RPI) has the serial port (pins 8-Tx & 10-Rx) configured for a login shell by default, therefore you have to configure it for serial use in order for the Wireless Gateway to communicate with the RPI.

Open up a terminal window and type:

sudo raspi-config

Select “Interface options”

Then select “P6 Serial” option.

Say “No” to the question “Would you like a login shell to be accessible over serial”?

The reply “Yes” to the question “Would you like the serial port hardware enabled?”

Exit, save and reboot (ctrl-x followed by “y”).

Special instructions for Raspberry Pi 3 & 4 only

You need to disable Bluetooth so that the serial port will work. Edit config.txt

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Page down to the bottom of the file and add the following line:


Exit, save and reboot (ctrl-x followed by “y”).