What to do with FreeRunner / Neo 1973?

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Tue Mar 9 19:10:49 CET 2010

Jay Vaughan <jayv at synth.net> writes:
> So how do you use it?

om wifi power 1
sleep 4 # wait for wlan interface to appear
sudo ifconfig wlan down
sudo iwconfig wlan mode ad-hoc
sudo iwconfig wlan channel 5
sudo iwconfig wlan essid "openmoko"
sudo ifconfig wlan up
sudo ip addr add dev wlan
sudo /etc/init.d/udhcpd start
sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 start
sudo /etc/init.d/ircd-hybrid start
sudo /etc/init.d/thttpd start
sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s -j MASQUERADE
sudo sh -c 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward'

I used thttpd mostly to share openstreetmap tiles using openlayers
ui. Very handy abroad when I have no flatrate gprs.

> Can you set up a mini-ISP in a cafe and let people tether to your
> GPRS connection easily enough?

Yes, I've used it in train and other meetings where not all people
have flatrate GPRS.

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