Try the Model specific forum - "general discussion" and "hardware" for 5x00http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showforum=125
Then do some reading in the Sharp ROM forum below.
There is discussion of the default ROM and where to find applications.http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showforum=26
As for the linksys card, try the networking forum. Search for the linksys card model number.http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showforum=75
BTW, I've never used one of the 5x00 models, but most of the "original" Sharp released applications should work.
I think you can download your original ROM on the Sharp website.
You can also find software for the default ROM on top of this forum. Click "ELSI"
QUOTE(Lisztfr @ May 9 2009, 02:54 PM)
I received my sharp zaurus 5600-sl today, with a linksys card, and qtopia. The ROM is version 0.a8.
I have read the faq so i now how to upgrade the ROM, but not where to find another qtopia version, for example... and also what happens to the old ROM when upgrade ?
I tried to connect, but.. the network is an open (not secured) hotspot, and when i go to "network", there is never a service available.
Tried also to install kismet but it seems for ROM version 3 ? and, it needs to be compiled, that is a thing i'm not used to. i have not even the compiler.
More, the filebrowser icon is there but the application is not installed... !
I really need some hints to start !