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Linuxcare: Feature Article: Connecting Linux and Windows CE viaSerial & IrDA

Mar 22, 2000, 19:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arthur Tyde, Bryan Abshier)

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"Step by Step. 1. Configure a network connection for your Windows CE device. Go into 'Connections' and create a 'Direct Connection.' Name it something meaningful, for device select 'Infrared Port.' Go into settings and change the baud rate to 115200, this is the max for Windows CE. Go to TCP/IP settings and check 'Use server-assigned IP address,' 'Use software compression,' and 'Use IP header compression.' Make sure 'Use Slip,' is unchecked. For Name Servers, make sure 'Use server-assigned addresses' is checked..."

"Because Microsoft likes to break standards, you need the following chat script. This will feed Windows CE the proper ASCII keywords it wants before allowing a PPP connection..."

"The following script sets up IrDA, establishes a ppp connection with Windows CE, and then sets up IP masquerading. It is provided as an example of how you can tie this all together. This is more or less a manual approach. You can get creative, start irmanager at boot and stick a line in inittab to constantly look for a Windows CE connection on the IR port. This will however, run down your batteries and limit your ability to access other IR gadgets..."

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