Plug-and-Play USB Networking
I provide here an example setup which are more complicated than your setup probably will be.
I have 1 laptop and 2 freerunners. Whenever I plug my freerunner, I want that my recognize which freerunner was plugged in and act accordingly. Also automagically set up the networking for me.
You need a linux/unix computer with working NetworkManager setup. I have successfully use this method more than a month now, with Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty), I will test it also on Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid), and report back here.
The NetworkManager on jaunty is:
ii network-manager 0.7.1~rc4-0ubuntu1 ii network-manager-gnome 0.7.1~rc4.1-0ubuntu1
/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/freerunner_bob (owner: root, rights: 600) /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/freerunner_bobek (owner: root, rights: 600) /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/10myiptables (owner: root, rights: 755)
[connection] id=Bob's moko uuid=27afa607-ee36-43f0-b8c3-9d245cdc4bb4 type=802-3-ethernet autoconnect=true timestamp=0 [ipv4] method=manual never-default=true address1=192.168.0.200;24 [802-3-ethernet] mac-address=00:1f:11:01:5d:13
[connection] id=Bobek's moko uuid=27afa607-ee36-43f0-b8c3-9d245cdc4bb3 type=802-3-ethernet autoconnect=true timestamp=0 [ipv4] method=manual never-default=true address1=192.168.0.200;24 [802-3-ethernet] mac-address=00:1f:11:01:6e:12