This is just a friendly FYI to all hackers. Once you get a little more adventurous you can get real confused about what usb devices are plugged in etc (which com ports,…)
my best new friend is usbdeview from nirsoft http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html
It shows you everything about the plugged in usb devices, updates on the fly, v good
A great companion when debugging USB devices. Also check out our great USB analyzer tool, the Beagle!
Beagle USB 12 Protocol Analyzer. Remember when Adafruit reverse engineered the Kinect, put it up on GitHub and made an open-source driver bounty? That was a lot of fun and now we are stocking our FAVORITE tool for projects like that.
USB complexity got you down? Need a hand with enumeration? Reverse engineering a USB device? You will fall in love with the Beagle 12 USB Analyzer. This hardware analyzer is completely non-intrusive, and is much better than flaky software analyzers. Perfect for when a problem is bad enough it crashes the USB host, or for real time data capture analysis. We used the big-sister version (the Beagle 480) for our famous Open Kinect reverse-engineering bounty! It worked so well we decided to carry these in the shop.
The best part about this hardware analyzer is the excellent cross-platform software that runs equally well on Windows, Mac and Linux. Data is captured in real time, saved and parsed. Its trivial to sort through data to find the packet you’re looking for. We even have a tutorial on how we did it so you can follow our steps in using the Beagle 12′s Data Center Software
This particular model is good for Low-Speed & Full-Speed USB debugging. If you’re debugging something that runs at High Speed (such as video or other high speed data transport devices), check out the Beagle 480.
- Beagle USB 12 unit
- (1) 6 foot USB A->B cable
- (1) 1 foot USB A->B cable
- Software CD
Data is captured in real time, saved and parsed. Its trivial to sort through data to find the packet you’re looking for. We even have a tutorial on how we did it so you can follow our steps in using the Beagle Software