View Full Version : Non Wifi net options?
07-09-2007, 01:10 PM
Anxiously awaiting the delivery of my N800...
I'd like to use it at work where I can't use WiFi. As I understand it:
* I can't network via USB
* Bluetooth may be an option with a dongle on my PC and PAN.
Correct? Is Bluetooth PAN doable? I read some active threads here, but I still wasn't sure. Sounds like you can hack it up with scripts. As with others, I'm amazed this isn't a top priority for Nokia.
07-26-2007, 10:16 AM
USB Network success...
Not sure where I got the idea I couldn't network via USB. I now have the N800, and have got the networking working over a USB cable to an Ubuntu server and the synthesis of:
*maemo wiki howto_usb_networking_bora (http://maemo.org/development/documentation/how-tos/3-x/howto_usb_networking_bora.html)
*maemo wiki howtosetupusbnetworkingdebian (http://maemo.org/community/wiki/howtosetupusbnetworkingdebian/)
*maemo wiki setting up a dummy connection (http://maemo.org/community/wiki/dummyiap/)
The latest firmware comes with the g_ether module.
If I find the time and inclination, I'll do some updates to those wiki pages.
I didn't get it working with XP, as my work IT people don't allow network sharing. Thankfully, I can do what I like with my Ubuntu server... No Wifi access at work...
I also failed to get it working in a VMWare Ubuntu image running in XP. Does anyone know how that might work - perhaps I need to install the usb networking driver in the host XP before it can be used in the Ubuntu VM. Sounds likely...
07-26-2007, 11:04 AM
I use a little travel router (with secure wi-fi) to connect to various ethernet-only sites. Then I can go wi-fi with my N800. Obviously you must check with each site if there's a policy against connecting such a router. But I have found it very useful to carry around (it's smaller than the N800..) when travelling, for example.
07-26-2007, 11:44 AM
TA-t3, which travel router is that you are using?
07-26-2007, 12:45 PM
I use a little travel router
Unfortunately, definitely against our policies... Mind you, putting the N800 on the network, and playing with it on work time probably is too ;).
I just hosed my N800 - I added all the Maemo.org repositories in the maemo wiki (http://maemo.org/community/wiki/applicationrepositories/), plus the Nokia research, Cambridge, MA, and the hackers rep. Then I went and installed a bunch of stuff, and updated everything too. After that, my N800 went into infinite-reboot mode.
I just had to reflash, walk to the nearest apt complex and borrow some WiFi to install xterm and ssh, so I can fix USB networking and start again... :(.
07-27-2007, 05:19 AM
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