Wireless Networking for Open Solaris Configuration Tools and drivers

by on November 15, 2005 · 0 comments· LAST UPDATED November 15, 2005


Well few days back I had complained about lack of Solaris (Intel x86) hardware support. Finally some good news out. Open Solaris team released the new Wi-Fi drivers for Intel’s Centrino chips. All of the drivers and tools produced by the team will be pre-released to the OpenSolaris community and then integrated into Solaris. The following drivers and tools are currently available:

  • wificonfig - Wireless Configuration Tool
  • ath - Wireless Driver for the Atheros 52xx Chipset
  • inetmenu - Network Configuration GUI Tool
  • ipw - Wireless Driver for the Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 Chipset
  • iwi - Wireless Driver for the Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG Chipsets
  • cardbus - New Cardbus Driver With Support For 32-bit PC Cards (coming soon)
  • pcwl - Wireless Driver for Agere 11b and PrismII 11b Chipsets (coming soon)

This is really good development :) More information and driver available from Solaris Community Laptop resource page.

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