usb network dongle (was Re: dhcp on usb0)
jeff at bigredtj.com
Fri Dec 7 18:38:56 CET 2007
On 12/7/07, Al Johnson <openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> On Friday 07 December 2007, Jay Vaughan wrote:
> > > The USB connector on the Neo can be switched from client to host
> > > mode, but
> > > last I heard (some time ago now) the code to do the switching
> > > hadn't been
> > > implemented.
> > Thats very interesting - if anyone has any technical details on how
> > this works I'd like to hear about it because there are USB devices
> > (MIDI interface) I'd very much like to get working with my neo if I
> > can ..
> Just found this - looks like there's now a patch
> > > >You also need the host mode cable which IIRC only comes with the
> > >
> > > developers' version, or you can make one yourself. Then you either
> > > need
> > > self-powered devices, a self-powered hub or a cable mod to provide
> > > the 5V
> > > because the GTA01 can't provide the power for devices.
> > Okay, I have two advanced developers kits (with boards), but I don't
> > have any special cable .. or do I? How does it work?
> Sean's 'New Oceans' announcement on 27/06/2007 said the dev kit would
> a USB host mode cable that wouldn't be included with the base model. This
> doesn't appear in the specs at openmoko.com though, so perhaps they never
> shipped them. See the link above for instructions on a DIY cable.
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I looked for this when my advanced kit showed up, the response I got was
that the host mode cable had been canceled:
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