Ok so I have been following these how-to's to the t, perhaps i am forgetting something.
dmesg look slike this when I plug in the zaurus:
usb 1-2.2: new full speed USB device using address 13
usb0: register usbnet at usb-0000:00:02.0-2.2, Sharp Zaurus SL-5x00
ok, so its picking it up, then i run ifconfig:
ifconfig usb0 192.168.129.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
usb0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 36:A3:3B:A7:C8:E4
inet addr:192.168.129.1 Bcast:192.168.129.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::34a3:3bff:fea7:c8e4/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1098 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1392 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:144629 (141.2 KiB) TX bytes:132297 (129.1 KiB)
great, so i can ssh into the zaurus no problem, and i can ping my desktop (192.168.2.101) no problem from the zaurus
So I am guessing it must have somethign to do with the masquearading / gateway.
here are the routing tables for the zaurus:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.129.1 * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 usbd0
192.168.129.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 usbd0
default 192.168.129.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 usbd0
the default gateway takes like 10 seconds before it shows up, /etc/resolv.conf is set for the router, same as my desktop (192.168.2.1 the router)
I cant ping ip's or hostnames though from the zaurus, it just times out, nor can i ping the ip of the router.
anyone have any suggesstions / things I can try?