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Cy1clown
I am new to the Zaurus and not very linux literate so be kind in responces. I have an SL5500 running sharp rom 3.10. I have installed a Meritline MWL-672 WIFI card. I have upgraded to Opera 7.30. The card worked well, I installed it, configured the network settings and I can surfe the web very nicely. The setup has proven very stable so far.

I have two questions. First how do I set up the Zaurus so I can access the computers on the network that is connected to my WIFI? I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband router networked to four Win XP Pro computers. I would like to be able to access spreadsheets and pdf files on the network. Is there a way to do this?

Secondly I am wondering if there is an easy way with this set up to use a WIFI sniffer program? I have looked into several. Kismet looks complicated to install and use. Wellenreiter II does not seem to be compatible with my rom choice. I have installed and tried Discoverer. It installed fine and seems to run but I can not seem to get it to run in root. I tap and hold the icon, then check the box to run in root. but it then kicks me out and when I start Discoverer again it still tells me to run in root. Any one have any advice?

Thanks for any help

Jon cool.gif
cvmiller
QUOTE(Cy1clown @ Feb 6 2006, 10:58 AM)
I am new to the Zaurus and not very linux literate so be kind in responces.  I have an SL5500 running sharp rom 3.10.  I have installed a Meritline MWL-672 WIFI card. I have upgraded to Opera 7.30. The card worked well, I installed it, configured the network settings and I can surfe the web very nicely. The setup has proven very stable so far.

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Jon,

You have done the hard part already. Getting the network up and running.

1) Sharing Files, the Stock Zaurus (ROM 3.10) has a couple of ways of doing file sharing.
1a)If you have linux machines in your house, you can mount the linux drives via the NFS client which is built into the Zaurus ROM.
1b)If you are a Windows Person (or even Mac), the Zaurus supports Samba (or SMB) file sharing, and can be setup as a Windows network server, such that the Windows (and Mac) can act as clients mounting your Zaurus (server). There is a good How-to (for your ROM) at:
http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Samba_over_non-USB

2) Getting Kismet working does take a little work, but I have an old copy working on my old SL-5500, so it is possible. The key is "guessing" what type of wireless card you have, I am not familiar with yours, but I would start by selecting Prism in the Kismet Config. There is a How-To at:
http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Kismet...ing_on_3.10_ROM

I hope this helps,

Craig...
Cy1clown
Craig

Thanks I will give that a try when I get a chance.

Jon
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