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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:37 am 
Little Foot
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I have the latest and greastest Sun OpenSolaris 2009.06, and this is my problem I am trying to connect it to my network using a Belkin USB wireless adapter G Even tried to install it with the adapter in place, and still not seen by OpenSolaris, read thru ALL the help files I could think of to get this nix box connected but to no avail. Anyone know of a solution to my problem, and that can give me a hand? This box use to run Ubuntu with a wired connection, it is no longer possible for me to use hardwiring to get this nix box connected.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:32 pm 
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The hardware support in Solaris isn't that great. Is the device on the hardware compatibility list?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:15 am 
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Yes it is, and I as well also checked it with Sun's support. Their support told me there is no reason why it shouldn't be working, and claimed that it's a defectiver network adapter, and I told them it works fine with Windows 7, which it does. They told me to consult Belkin's support, and they told me they don't offer support for Open Solaris or any Linux operating system. Windows ONLY offered. :cry:


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Do you know what chipset it uses? ie: atheros, broadcom, hermes, etc..

I ask because not all chipset manufacturers release drivers for unix/linux systems and often times the only ones available, have been reversed engineered or are not updated very well. If what you have uses a broadcom chipset then you may have trouble getting it to work properly. Atheros chipsets, on the other hand seem to have better support, particularly in linux as the driver for those has been integrated into the kernel. I'm not sure if the same is true for OpenSolaris though.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:53 pm 
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It does indeed use broadcom.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:42 pm 
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If the solaris drivers don't work, perhaps give NDISWrapper a shot (yes, they have that for Solaris too :mrgreen:).


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