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Old 09-27-2009, 05:36 AM   #110
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Device: Kindle 2
Vista/7 guide

Getting it to work under Vista is very similar to getting it to work on the mac... though a tad more complicated.

My machine (Windows 7 beta) didn't come with RNDIS driver.
The easiest way to get those is installing the Windows Mobile drivers found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobi...-download.mspx
(if using XP, download ActiveSync 4.5)

For the Kindle.
Get the binary file to re-enable usb networking there:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...1&postcount=14

Copied the file update_usbnetwork-k2.bin to the root of the Kindle mounted disk.

Then:
Home -> Menu -> Settings
Menu -> Update your Kindle

After the reboot, I edited the file usbnet/usbnetwork uncommenting the line:
Code:
route add default gw ${HOST_IP}
(remove the # in front of it).

Eject the kindle, and unplug the USB cable.

Put the Kindle in debug mode:
Home.
Type any letter on the keyboard to start the Search mode.
Press DEL to blank the line.
type:
;debugOn
(you get the ; character in the SYM menu).

Type any letter on the keyboard to start the Search mode.
Press DEL to blank the line.
type:
`usbNetwork
(you get the ` character in the SYM menu, 2nd last character on the 3rd line).

Plug the USB cable.

Let Windows install the drivers for the newly found peripheral.

On my machine, the new ethernet connection was created as "Local Area Connection 3" and shows up as "DIRECTV HDPC20". YMMV

Go into Start -> Control Panel -> Network & Sharing Center.
Click on "Change Adapter Settings"

Do a right click on your main network adapter, click on the "Sharing" tab
Check the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet Connection"

Click "OK"
You will get prompted that the adapter interface will be changed to "192.168.0.1". That's okay, confirm.

Now go and edit the other network adapter "DIRECTV HDPC20" (or whatever it's called on your machine)
Click on the "Internet Protocol Version 4" and "Properties"
change the IP address from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.2.1 , subnet mask 255.255.255.0.

Validate with OK.
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Open a command line (windows + R, cmd)
(Note Telnet isn't activated by default in Vista / Windows 7, go into the Control Panel and select "Programs and Features", click "Turn Windows Features on or Off" and check "Telnet Client").
Another alternative is HyperTerminal from Hilgraeve...

telnet 192.168.2.2
[root@kindle root]#

Remount the root partition in read-write mode:
# mntroot rw

I configured the default DNS to use the OpenDNS servers:
# vi /etc/resolv.d/resolv.conf.default
Code:
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220
(to enter edit mode in vi, press 'i', to save and quit: ':wq!')

# vi /opt/amazon/ebook/config/framework.mario.conf
change the line:
Code:
USE_WAN : true
into:
Code:
USE_WAN : false
create the file /etc/init.d/usbnet with:
Code:
#!/bin/sh

_FUNCTIONS=/etc/rc.d/functions
[ -f ${_FUNCTIONS} ] && . ${_FUNCTIONS}

US_ENABLE=/mnt/us/usbnet/AUTO

case "$1" in

        start)
                if [ -f ${US_ENABLE} ]; then
                        /mnt/us/usbnet/usbnetwork
                else
                        msg "not usbnet" I
                fi
        ;;

        stop)
                ;;
        *)
                msg "Usage: $0 {start|stop}" W >&2
                exit 1
                ;;
esac

exit 0
Make the file executable
Code:
# chmod +x /etc/init.d/usbnet
Create the link to active the init script
Code:
# ln -s /etc/init.d/usbnet /etc/rcS.d/S72usbnet
Now create the file AUTO in the usbnet folder:
Code:
# touch /mnt/us/usbnet/AUTO
reboot your Kindle (either using the reboot command, or by doing Menu -> Settings -> Restart.

That's it...

To revert the changes and make the Kindle seen as a USB storage device once again do the following:
telnet 192.168.2.2
Code:
rm /mnt/us/usbnet/AUTO
reboot.

To activate it again, simply create a file AUTO in the usbnet folder. The file system is case insensitive. So AUTO or auto for the name of the file doesn't matter.
Then either reboot ; or enter debug mode (see above); and start `usbNetwork again

That's it
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