How to connect to Moku:Lab via USB and iPad

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

a) Lightning to USB camera adaptor and

b) 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.

usb-C to micro b 2.0-scrub

2. Connect the appropriate cable(s)

Connect your cables from the iPad to the micro USB type B dataport connector on the rear of the Moku:Lab

Moku-Lab to USBor Moku-Lab to USB-NoAdaptor

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.

iPad settings Ethernetethernet RNDISgadget


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.

LEDs and network status