I have two 5500s. I have no real problems in sync over USB to XP. (Apart from remembering which machine is which!)
However I would like to use Bluetooth and my Wireless card to Samba to my XP machine. I would like to be able to do this without having to worry about which zaurus I use. I'm also hoping to get one of the clamshell versions later on and the solution to this problem will obviously be more necessary then.
I have tkcrom on both machines and have been able to use my wifi card intermittently. I have not yet , lack of time, been able to BT PAN successfully yet.
The main thing I'm asking about is: what should I do about hostnames for my zs and about IPs for the different machines and connections? My desktop has a router attached which is wired to a wireless AP. I can use the windows software to give the AP an IP of my choice and I can use a browser, from Mandrake or XP, to change the settings on the router.
My worry is that any scheme I might devise could run up against the sync setup that the zaurus seems to have by default.
Any sensible suggestions for IP schemes would be gratefully received! Of course it would be too good to be true if someone has already solved a similar problem!!
Trying to avoid unnecessary thinking on anyone's part:
I can ping to both Mandrake and XP using the wifi. I have not been able to samba over wifi. I have been able to telnet, ssh and vnc.
I can telnet, ssh, vnc into and out of the z using usb. With XP the samba shares seem to become unavailable for no apparent reason over usb.
Bluetooth is 'built-in' to the tkc rom. However I have not yet managed to get further than pairing with my phone and the XP usb dongle. (It is just a matter of time using Tumnus's howto!)