I'm using the original USB cradle to connect my Zaurus sl-5500 to my workplace Windows box. I use TCP/IB over USB so I can copy files to the Z, as well as sync Outlook. I started with the how-to, and got it working...
sl-5500: Sharp ROM v3.13, 192.168.129.201
Windows: win XP 2002 SP2, 192.168.129.1
The problem is this: sometimes when I plug the Z in, I only get the generic USB "box with green left arrow" thing on the tooltray and no connectivity. Sometimes I plug it in and get the churning yellow network tooltray icon and an "acquirimg network address" message in the win XP network status page. Sometimes it works, and I get the good network icon and a 10 Mbps connection established message.
It seems a bit more likely to work after freshly rebooting XP and/or Z.
I'd love to set whatever parameter that windows is always "acquiring" permanently, but anything I touch on the Windows side seems to make it not work.
How can I make this connect reliably? I'd like to sync each morning, but sometimes I have to tinker with it off and on all day!