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> Connect To Internet Via Z-usb Cable (xp Bridge), Attempt 1 Working (HOST Windows XP SP2)
post Mar 31 2006, 09:04 PM
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You have install Zaurus PC Driver.
SL series Ver3 (NDIS 5)

You have a DHCP Server.
(My is the Wireless Router with inbuild DHCP Server (

On My "Windows XP SP2" I have the following NIC.
1. (NIC-PC) <-- Physical
2. (NIC-Zaurus) <-- Virtual (Only appear when I connect the Zaurus USB Cable).

Step 1 (Perform on PC).
Make sure your Zaurus USB Cable is connected to the PC, so that the Zaurus Virtual NIC appear.

1. Select NIC-PC and NIC-Zaurus then Right Click and Select Bridge Connection.
2. Then Follow Instruction on Screen.

This make your pc and zaurus USB connect in the same network segment.

Network Layout:
NIC-PC (IP)          NIC-Zaurus (IP)

Note: Once the above step is perform, you'll see another connection is created by Windows Named: Bridge

If you select the properties of this connection, you'll see that the NIC-PC and NIC-Zaurus is added in here.

If you issue a command on Windows from the command prompt (CMD.EXE)
ipconfig /all

You'll see that you now have only 1 NIC with IP Address obtain from DHCP.
Before the NICs is bridge you have 2 NIC with 2 separate IP Address.

Step 2 (Perform on Zaurus).
Modify /etc/hotplug/usbdnet.conf



(This make zaurus to automatically obtain an IP Address from a DHCP Server when the USB Cable is connected to the PC

After the file (usbdnet.conf) is modify, unplug the USB cable from the PC and Re-Connect the USB Cable.

/etc/resolv.conf (automatically update with the information from the DHCP Server).

eg: on my zaurus /etc/resolv.conf
I have 3 entry as follow:
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (DNS)
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (DNS)
search www.xxx.com

When I do a ping from zaurus to www.yahoo.com.au (it work).

Step 3 Connect to Internet
Open On Zaurus | Network | Opera Browser.

You'll see a dialog box
Dummy-Device Drop Down List
Connect Button

Just ignore the above dialog box (Don't click on the Connect Button).

You need to install Dummy-Device (IPK) on Zaurus
(Just install, don't need to set anything).

You can start surfing by going to your favorite site.

On Opera Browser Menu (The 2nd Icon)
Click Navigation | Go to page
then type your url: www.google.com
then press enter

I did a test on www.google.com and it work! biggrin.gif

If you want to use Netfront Browser to Browse you have to do some extra work:

Open Netfront Browser you see a dialog box
Connection Prompt
No connection to the network.
Connect Now?
Yes | No

Click on the No button.

Another Dialog box appear:
Cancelled loading the page
OK button

Click on the OK button.

Now open the KConsole/Terminal type:
qcop QPE/Network "up()"

then press Enter.

you can now switch back to the Netfront browser and start Sufing.

biggrin.gif Happy Surfing. biggrin.gif

I've got the idea from the following references
Configure Windows XP as a network Bridge.
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