I have tried several options with a Windows driver for the gumstix and have had no luck. THe RNDIS driver for Windows is broken and cannot be used as a reliable connection for the Gumstix.
NOTE for RNDIS users: MS-Windows has problems with its USB and RNDIS stacks, which can not be worked around by Linux peripherals. Symptoms include at one extreme a blue screen (panic), to stopping communication after a while, to (the mildest failure) just a temporary lockup that goes away after a while. Among other things, it seems that MS-Windows does so much work when hooking up a new device that it's easy for one thing to go wrong, which can sometimes completely lock up the USB port to which you connect the device. You know these are bugs in MS-Windows because those things aren't allowed to happen no matter what the external USB device does. Unfortunately we can't expect such bugs to get fixed by Microsoft. (Another example of a clear bug in the MSFT code: when hooking the host link up to the built-in bridging on XP, it disables all use of multicast and broadcast packets,which are fundamental to operation of bridges.)
I am working with MCCI who provide Windows drivers. They are suggesting the SAFE specification. Does anyone know if Linux USB implements the SAFE specification?
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