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Old 09-07-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Solaris WI-FI


Hi -

I have Solaris 11 installed and I am trying to connect to the internet using WIFI. I have a wireless adapter connected but how do I configure
Solaris to use the WI-FI.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-07-2015, 08:25 PM   #2
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What have you tried so far? For example, have you tried the suggestions here?
 
Old 09-07-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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Are there some step instructions to configure WI-FI ?
 
Old 09-07-2015, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yes, there are. Did you follow the link I offered?

I don't want to sound short, but, if you don't provide information, it's difficult to offer suggestions. For instance, is the wireless adapter PCI or USB and what chipset does it contain? Have you verified that the system is detecting the wireless adapter and that the wireless adapter is functional in the first place?
 
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Hi I will give that a try. I didn't see the link before only your comment below.

Troubleshooting is eliminating possible sources of trouble, one at a time, with certainty.

Once you Slack, you never go back.
 
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Let us know what you find. The more you help us, the easier it is for us to help you.

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Troubleshooting is eliminating possible sources of trouble, one at a time, with certainty.
I used to work in tech support. That's where I learned that 98 per cent of troubleshooting is finding the trouble, that the process of elimination is the best way to do that in the field, and that one at a time was the only sure way to do it. Once you do find the trouble, shooting the trouble is usually the easy part.

Good luck.

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Old 09-12-2015, 12:57 AM   #7
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I am using USB 2.0 Wireless. This works fine with windows 7 but I want to get it working with Solaris 11.

I executed:

dladm show-phys and I get net0 state is down.

ipadm show-addr

lo0/v4 static ok 127.0.0.1/8
lo0/v6 static ok ::1/128
net0/v4 dhcp disabled ?
net0/v6 addrconf disabled ::

I tried
ipadm enable-addr net0/v4

ipadm: persistent operation not supported for enable-addr

So I cannot even get the state to show UP as in the documentation.

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Old 09-12-2015, 05:55 AM   #8
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I am using USB 2.0 Wireless.
Before attempting network configuration, you need to use the device detection tool or device driver utility to figure out if there is a driver for your device in the first place.

Have a look here for possible unbundled drivers.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 05:29 PM   #9
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What is this on Solaris 11 ?

device detection tool or device driver utility

Thanks
 
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Possible methods to start the DDU are described here:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/....html#dduusing
 
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OK I found the DDU under apps.
Yes the driver is installed.

Ralink Technology , Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter usb_mid.
 
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"usb_mid" is the USB driver, there is no evidence a driver exists for the RT5370 chip. You might try the "run" driver from http://homepage2.nifty.com/mrym3/taiyodo/eng/ but your chip isn't listed.
 
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This is a USB wireless adapter which works with Windows 7. Looking at the disk that came with it it only has drivers for Windows/Linux.
If this does not work with Solaris 11. Do you know one that will work for wireless and on Solaris 11 that I could replace this one with ?

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