How to connect beaglebone black with just ethernet cable


Right now I’m considering using the beaglebone black as a server and use remote device to control it (for example, using the bonecript to control the led light on or off). The condition for this is to connect the beaglebone just using the ethernet cable, but not the usb cable. For the power thing, I have other charger to charge the BBB. I’m wondering what should I do to achieve this.

In this blog (, the author shows that using just ethernet cable and it can connect to IDE cloud9, actually not. I’ve tried this, and only if usb cable is connected, the cloud9 can be connected.

Any idea to do this?

Thanks alot!