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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
There are two methods of accessing the internet from your [[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform| LeapFrog Pollux Platform]] device. While both require hooking up to a host PC, you can either using routing, or bridging to make the connection. Either way nets you the same goal. Some differences are Bridging deals with Layer 2 of the OSI model and and allow DHCP broadcasts, while Routing involves Layer 3.
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There are two methods of accessing the internet from your [[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform| LeapFrog Pollux Platform]] device. While both require hooking up to a host PC, you can either using routing, or bridging to make the connection. Either way nets you the same goal. Some differences are Bridging deals with Layer 2 of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model| OSI model] and and allow DHCP broadcasts, while Routing involves Layer 3.
  
'''Prerequisites'''
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== Prerequisites ==
  
 
For the Didj, it requires you [[Didj_Enable_Networking| Enable Networking]]
 
For the Didj, it requires you [[Didj_Enable_Networking| Enable Networking]]
  
'''Configuring the Host'''
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== Configuring the Host ==
  
 
In this example, we assume that the host has an ethernet connection on ''eth0''. To check your specific device, run.
 
In this example, we assume that the host has an ethernet connection on ''eth0''. To check your specific device, run.
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You should see eth[X] and lo, X is the number of your ethernet interface.
 
You should see eth[X] and lo, X is the number of your ethernet interface.
  
As for the IP addresses used, you could use any reasonable ones you want, for this example we'll use.
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For this tutorial we'll use these IP address.
  
For this example we establish the following assumptions:
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Host usb0 is assigned 10.0.0.1
  
The gateway between the local network and the Internet is 192.168.0.1
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Device usb0 is assignged 10.0.0.2
 
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The host is connected to the gateway as 192.168.0.116 (assigned by DHCP on eth0)
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The host is connected to the Didj as 10.0.0.1 (assigned statically to usb0 on host)
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The Didj is connected to the host as 10.0.0.2 (assigned statically to usb0 on Didj)
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Configure the host machine's /etc/network/interfaces file as follows:
 
Configure the host machine's /etc/network/interfaces file as follows:
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To apply these new settings:
 
To apply these new settings:
  
On the Host:
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'' On Host ''
<code>
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  $ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
  sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
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</code>
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(of course, rebooting the host will also work)
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'''Configuring the Didj'''
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== Configuring the Didj ==
  
 
If you are using a standard Didj configuration and you have not yet done so, rmmod the g_file_storage kernel module and insmod the g_ether/ko module.
 
If you are using a standard Didj configuration and you have not yet done so, rmmod the g_file_storage kernel module and insmod the g_ether/ko module.
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With the USB cable connected to your host, configure an IP address on a different subnet from the rest of your LAN
 
With the USB cable connected to your host, configure an IP address on a different subnet from the rest of your LAN
  
On the Didj:
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'' On Didj ''
<code>
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  # ifconfig usb0 10.0.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0
  ifconfig usb0 10.0.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0
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</code>
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Next, add a route from your Didj to the host (making it the gateway) using the ip address of the host's usb0 device.
 
Next, add a route from your Didj to the host (making it the gateway) using the ip address of the host's usb0 device.
  
 
On the Didj:
 
On the Didj:
<code>
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  # route add default gw 10.0.0.1 usb0
  route add default gw 10.0.0.1 usb0
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</code>
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Finally, add nameservers to your Didj's /etc/resolv.conf file (you can add the lines from this example which uses the OpenDNS servers)
 
Finally, add nameservers to your Didj's /etc/resolv.conf file (you can add the lines from this example which uses the OpenDNS servers)
<code>
 
 
  nameserver 208.67.222.222
 
  nameserver 208.67.222.222
 
  nameserver 208.61.220.220
 
  nameserver 208.61.220.220
</code>
 
 
  
 
At this point, your Didj is connected to the outside world - and a ping or a wget to yahoo or google should work.
 
At this point, your Didj is connected to the outside world - and a ping or a wget to yahoo or google should work.
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Thanks to losinggeneration for useful input on this!
 
Thanks to losinggeneration for useful input on this!
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[[Category:Didj]]
 
[[Category:Didj]]
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[[Category:Leapster Explorer]]
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[[Category:LeapPad Explorer]]
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[[Category:LeapFrog Pollux Platform]]

Revision as of 00:10, 9 July 2011

Summary

There are two methods of accessing the internet from your LeapFrog Pollux Platform device. While both require hooking up to a host PC, you can either using routing, or bridging to make the connection. Either way nets you the same goal. Some differences are Bridging deals with Layer 2 of the OSI model and and allow DHCP broadcasts, while Routing involves Layer 3.

Prerequisites

For the Didj, it requires you Enable Networking

Configuring the Host

In this example, we assume that the host has an ethernet connection on eth0. To check your specific device, run.

On Host

ifconfig

You should see eth[X] and lo, X is the number of your ethernet interface.

For this tutorial we'll use these IP address.

Host usb0 is assigned 10.0.0.1

Device usb0 is assignged 10.0.0.2

Configure the host machine's /etc/network/interfaces file as follows:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto usb0
iface usb0 inet static
       address 10.0.0.1
       netmask 255.255.255.0
       up route add -net 10.0.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 dev usb0
       up echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
       up iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT
       up iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -s 10.0.0.2
       down route del -net 10.0.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0
       down echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
       down iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING

To apply these new settings:

On Host

$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart


Configuring the Didj

If you are using a standard Didj configuration and you have not yet done so, rmmod the g_file_storage kernel module and insmod the g_ether/ko module. (see http://elinux.org/Didj_Networking_HOWTO#Installing_g_ether.ko)

With the USB cable connected to your host, configure an IP address on a different subnet from the rest of your LAN

On Didj

# ifconfig usb0 10.0.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0

Next, add a route from your Didj to the host (making it the gateway) using the ip address of the host's usb0 device.

On the Didj:

# route add default gw 10.0.0.1 usb0

Finally, add nameservers to your Didj's /etc/resolv.conf file (you can add the lines from this example which uses the OpenDNS servers)

nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.61.220.220

At this point, your Didj is connected to the outside world - and a ping or a wget to yahoo or google should work.


Todo

Routing packets from the gateway to the Didj.


References

http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/USB_Networking

http://wiki.openzaurus.org/HowTos/USB_Networking_Without_Bridging

Acknowledgments

Thanks to losinggeneration for useful input on this!