What is the application of the GPIO port in the new BR1 Classic?

The new BR1 classic has a serial GPIO port. Here’s how the I/O and I/P ports work:


Left port : This is an I/O port it can be configured as digital input or output.

  • Digital Input - the connection reads the external input and determines whether the setting should be ‘High’ (on) or ‘Low’ (off).
  • Digital Output - when there is a healthy WAN connection, the output pin is marked as ‘High’ (on). Otherwise, it will be marked as ‘Low’ (off).

Right Port : This in an I/P port, which supports digital input only.


Hi Alan,

This looks sweet, but would it also be possible to enable or disable the Wi-if ap inside the unit with this io port.

This would enable us to make a button to fast switch off the WiFi AP internally when needed without accesing the units interface or using ic2 while keeping the rest of the system running. Would be great if this port opens up this possibility.