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RISC OS Configuration - Ethernet Bridging

We now configure RISC OS to use the network we've previously set up.

This will use a unallocated static IP address based on the network range of your home network.

These screenshots are from RISC OS 3.7, other versions of RISC OS will be similar but not necessarily identical.

Run !Boot and click the Network icon:

Click the Internet icon:

Click Enable TCP/IP Protocol Suite, then click the Interfaces icon.

In 'Interfaces' make sure EtherRPCEm is selected and click the Configure... button.

Choose Manually; and in IP address enter an unallocated static IP address. In Netmask enter its corresponding netmask. In the example network used in this guide these are and Click Set.

Click Close on the 'Interfaces' window.

Now click the Routing icon in the 'Internet Configuration' window:

Enter the Gateway as your host machine's default route. In the case of the example network this is IP address of the home router that connects to the internet ( Click Set.

Now click the Host names icon in the 'Internet Configuration' window:

DNS configuration: You must enter a value for Host name and Local Domain for RISC OS DNS to work, though the exact values are not important. This example uses the values rpcemu and localnet. Enter Primary name server as the IP address of the DNS server available on your network. This is often the IP address of your home router and in the example network is

Click Set on the 'Host names' window. Click Close on the 'Internet Configuration' window. You will be prompted to reboot RISC OS and must reboot before networking will be available.

Test configuration

Enter these commands at a RISC OS command prompt.

First check that the interface has been created:

ifconfig -a

This should have a rpcem0 interface in the output with the IP address we configured earlier.

lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
        inet netmask 0xff000000
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        ether 06:02:03:04:05:06

Next try to ping the gateway of the home network; this will prove the Ethernet Bridging has been configured correctly.

ping -c 4

Next try to ping a website by name to test the DNS configuration.

ping -c 4 <a website that you know is up right now, eg.>

If these all succeeded then networking has been set up successfully.

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