Status/USB Peripheral

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Currently, devices that are supported by Maemo Leste will automatically set up USB networking if you plug them into a PC. Mass Storage may show as an option, but doesn't do anything useful yet.

Bringing up network on your PC

After plugging USB from your device into your PC, issue:

ip link set usb0 up  # this one might not really be necessary
ip address add dev usb0
ssh root@

Share PC network with Leste device

To also have the devices use your PC network, log into the devices:

The default password is toor. (user: root)

And then add the following route on the device:

ip route add default via
# if this fails, first run ip route del default

On your PC, issue:

# (Maybe only one of these two echos is necessary)
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/usb0/forwarding
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -s -j MASQUERADE

Make sure that forwarding is also allowed within iptables itself, enable it with iptables --policy FORWARD ACCEPT

Now your Leste device should be able to use your PC network

Share Leste network with PC over USB

On PC (as root):

ifconfig usb0 up
ip route add default via

On Leste (as root):

iptables -A FORWARD -i wlan0
iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -s -j MASQUERADE
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/wlan0/forwarding

If you want to share the wwan instead, switch out wlan0 for the wwan (e.g. on the Droid that is 'wwan3').


  • The default IP address is configured in /usr/sbin/