I updated the DreamPlug to kernel 3.12-rc7, but found that the network problem from 3.12-rc6 was still there, so applied the ‘Ethernet patch’ mentioned in my earlier article – http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=897, and it works OK, now.
# uname -a
Linux rgdreamplug 3.12.0-rc7 #1 PREEMPT Mon Oct 28 10:07:38 GMT 2013 armv5tel armv5tel armv5tel GNU/Linux
Robert Gadsdon. October 28, 2013.