>>Sun is seeking owners of multiple Broadcom wireless adapters interested
>>in Solaris support.
> Is there a list of which wireless adapters Sol 10 supports?
> What about common PRISMII 802.11b PCI/USB?
I think the current answer is there are NO wireless drivers
provided by Sun. Lynnsoft now supports a few wireless cards
on Solaris 8, 9, and 10. These are commercial drivers for sale
and are not free. I bought a copy of the Cardbus drivers for
Solaris 9 x86 so I could use various Cardbus and PCMCIA cards
with Solaris 9. See:
The readme that came with the newest version which supports 10
includes a couple more cards not listed on the web page including
a NetGear Wireless 802.11g PC Card, Model WG511v1 and a Zyxel 802.11b/g
Wireless PC Card, Model ZyAIR G-100. A footnote states that the
WG511v2 is NOT supported. I have used an OLD Linksys WPC11v3, some
modems, and various CF cards in PC Card adapters, and an Intel Cardbus
100 Mbit ethernet card with Solaris 9. I'm testing things with 10 ...
There may be other sources of drivers that I am not familar with.
One other option if you have a supported ethernet card is the
ASUS Wireless AP WL-330g. You plug that into an ethernet port
and it connects to a wireless network. Seems to work with my
IBM notebook (Intel iprb ethernet) and a Linksys AP connected
to a network with a Sun running the Solaris dhcp server. That
network is running WEP. I haven't managed to make it work with
a Linksys 802.11g router running WPA at home (it is supposed to
support that also). My notebook with an IBM (atheros a/b/g chipset)
Cardbus wireless card running Win2000 using WPA and an iMAC with
the Apple AirPort extreme wireless card running WPA work fine at home.
It appears to me that some of this wireless stuff isn't quite
compatible and there are always new firmware/drivers to fix various
"features". For example, the recent OS X (10.3.8) update fixed
some reconnect after sleep trouble I was having with the iMAC
IBM has issued a large number of driver updates for their a/b/g
Cardbus card for Windows. :-)
Seems to me that wireless on Solaris is a bit of an adventure right
now. If Sun actually delivers robust wireless support even for only
a few selected devices, that would be real nice. Hopefully Sun will
provide useful configuration utilities so one can connect to a variety
of networks transparently.