Your NSLU2 should meed the following requirements before you can install new packages via ipkg.
- Telnet access to your NSLU2. You probably already followed one of the two Howto's on the HowTo.HomePage.
- Upgraded firmware to Unslung. You probably followed the README link on the Unslung.HomePage.
- Full Internet access from the NSLU2 to the Internet. Ip routing and Dns resolution are required. Assuming you use a router/gateway you can change the required settings (DNS server, default gateway) on the normal NSLU2 admin web interface. If only your Windows PC has a dial up connection, you might need to consider ICS. Telnet into the NSLU2 and '
ping www.nslu2-linux.org' to confirm your Internet access.
- Updated list of available packages - you get that by running '
Keep in mind that sometimes the ipkg server doesn't respond correctly. If you get an error such as
wget: server returned error 404: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
ipkg_download: ERROR: Failed to retrieve http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/ipkg/...
then try again after a few seconds.
If you are sure your internet connection is good, then don't give up. It has been seen that ipkg returned the 404 error 4 times in a row, and the 5th time it worked fine ...