Network connection for Windows
This text will show how to set up a network driver for USB cable connection with Zaurus under Windows.
I wrote this guide after I getting quite frustated of being unable to do the simplest thing: install Windows drivers for USB communication. Because of the multitude of ROMs and Windows drivers, finding a pair of Windows driver and ROM that work can be a challenge. Though there are a few similar HOWTOS on this topic, they are usually outdated and consider only older ROMs or SL-5500 alone.
I tested the procedure with: SL-C700 CACKO ROM 1.22 Windows XP although it should work with other models based on Sharp or CACKO ROMs.
After sucessful installation of the drivers I am able to connect to the Zaurus shell with putty on Windows side and ssh server on Zaurus size. I can also very conveniently send files to / from zaurus with Total Commander and sFTP plugin.
Download the right drivers from .
Connect Zaurus to your computer. After some time Windows should open a window for a new driver installation. If such window does not open, go to the Device Manager, find unrecognized device (should be something like SL-C700/860) and choose driver installation, manual selection of the driver files, and point to the downloaded driver files.
In the previous step you installed an USB driver, but for network communication you actually need additionally a network driver. Therefore after some seconds you will see another window requesting new driver installation. Again choose manual installation and set the path to the downloaded driver files. If the window does not open, uninstall the USB driver and try again.
Activate network driver SL series ver3 (NDIS 5). Now you should be able to ping 192.168.129.201. If this does not work, restart both Windows and Zaurus. Make sure that PC Link settings on your Zaurus is set to USB - I/O (default).