Solaris > How to configure LAN Card (NIC)

by on January 28, 2005 · 6 comments· LAST UPDATED January 28, 2005

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Following are generic steps

1) UNZIP or untar the driver

# gunzip -cd driver-x.y.z.tar.gz | tar xf -

2) Install the driver by running special install script, for e.g.

# sh install

OR

# chmod +x install; ./install

3) Or you can also try out as follows to install driver:

# /usr/ccs/bin/make install

4) Or if driver in package format then install it using pkgadd command:

# buzip2 driver.bz2
# pkgadd -d driver

5) Open /etc/hostname.driver0 i.e. if your lan card driver name it tu or rtls then you can set up the ip address as follows:

# vi /etc/hostname.tu0
192.168.1.1

OR

# vi /etc/hostname.rtls0
192.168.1.1

6) Then restart Solaris computer/server by typing following command:

# init 6

Complete example to install tu lan card driver (DAVICOM DM9102A or ADMtek AN983B chipset )
1) Download the file from authors web site.

2) Untar driver files using following commands:

# gunzip -cd tu-0.9.10.tar.gz | tar xf -
# cd tu-0.9.10

3) Install the driver as follows:

# /usr/ccs/bin/make install

4) Assign IP address to LAN card:

# cat > /etc/hostname.tu0
192.168.1.1

Save file (by pressing CTRL+D).

5) Assign Hostname, if its not assign, open file /etc/hosts using text editor:

# vi /etc/hosts

Add/modify following text:

#
# Internet host table
#
127.0.0.1 localhost loghost sol9
192.168.1.1 sol9 sol9.nixcraft.com loghost

Save file (by pressing ESC + : + x!) exit to shell prompt.

6) Setup network ID and netmask as follows:

# vi /etc/netmask

Add the following line (your network ID):

192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0

7) In above example, 192.168.1.0 is network ID and 255.255.255.0 is netmask.
Now reboot your Solaris system as by typing following command:

# init 6

8) When system comes up type commands to verify NIC driver is working properly:

# dmesg|more
# ifconfig -a

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kukan March 14, 2007 at 12:13 pm

i want to configure 3 lan cards..like in solaris for failover

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2 ACV July 31, 2007 at 7:24 pm

One final point – if you cannot make your PC see the DNS servers. After you’ve configured all the necessary files, type this:

route add default xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (your DNS ip)

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3 kamal March 21, 2008 at 5:25 am

hello sir ,

i am installing new sun solaris OS .
and in that we are not able to detect the lan card .pls explain me the proper step of configure the lan card .

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4 shantanu May 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

may be u dont have the proper driver for the lan card , u need to instal the right driver
whats does ifconfig -a show

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5 ankit January 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

i am installing new sun solaris OS .
and in that we are not able to detect the lan card .pls explain me the proper step of configure the lan card .

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6 srinu October 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm

#ifconfig hme0 plumb
#ifconfig hme0 200.200.0.45 up

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