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I'm interested to install wireless card 802.11b to create access node in a SPARC20 WorkStation, Is it possible ??? models??? prices ??? URL'l with doentation about Solaris 8/9 vs Wireless... thanks advance. -- -------------------------- FreE wOrlD = FrEe cOdE By NeCrOS. ------------------------- --------------------- ------------------ --------------- ------------ -------- ----- --...

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    Default SPARC20 + Wireless AN

    I'm interested to install wireless card 802.11b to create access node in a
    SPARC20 WorkStation, Is it possible ??? models??? prices ???

    URL'l with doentation about Solaris 8/9 vs Wireless...

    thanks advance.



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    NeCrOS <com> writes:
     

    I doubt that's possible. 802.11b devices are available as PCI cards,
    PCMCIA cards or USB devices. A SparcStation 20 doesn't support any of
    these busses.

    You can attach an 802.11b access point to the SS20, via ethernet cable.
    In such a setup, 802.11b clients can talk to each other via the access
    point, and they can talk to SS20 via the access point / ethernet cable.
    Juergen Guest

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    Juergen Keil <de> writes:
     

    Sun used to make PCMCIA Sbus adapters.

    % prtconf -v
    SUNW,Ultra-1
    ...
    SUNW,pcmcia, instance #0
    System software properties:
    name='ddi-forceattach' type=int items=1
    value=00000001
    Driver properties:
    name='device_type' type=string items=1 dev=none
    value='pccard'
    Register Specifications:
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x0, Size=0x8000
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x100000, Size=0x100000
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x200000, Size=0x100000
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x300000, Size=0x100000
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x400000, Size=0x36
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x500000, Size=0x100000
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x600000, Size=0x100000
    Bus Type=0x1, Address=0x700000, Size=0x100000
    pcs (driver not attached)
    Register Specifications:
    Phys hi=0x0, Phys lo=0x0, Phys len=0
    pcs (driver not attached)
    Register Specifications:
    Phys hi=0x1, Phys lo=0x0, Phys len=0
    network (driver not attached)
    Hardware properties:
    name='device_type' type=string items=1
    value='network'
    name='model' type=string items=1
    value='Aironet,PC4800,'
    name='socket' type=int items=1
    value=00000000
    name='compatible' type=string items=4
    value='pccard,Aironet,PC4800,' + 'pccard15f,7' + 'pccard,network' + 'network'
    Register Specifications:
    Phys hi=0x24000000, Phys lo=0x0, Phys len=0
    Phys hi=0x24000000, Phys lo=0x0, Phys len=200
    Phys hi=0x22000000, Phys lo=0x0, Phys len=200
    Phys hi=0x21000000, Phys lo=0x0, Phys len=40
    Interrupt Specifications:
    Interrupt Priority=0x0 (ipl 0)


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    "Casper H.S. Dik" <COM> wrote in message
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    > Sun used to make PCMCIA Sbus adapters.[/ref]

    Indeed. There are two of them for sale on ebay at the moment.

    Ten bucks each.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3049160644&category=41 081

    <snip>
     


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    Casper H.S. Dik <COM> writes:
     

    True (I have one of those in my Ultra 1, too), but you need to get a driver
    for the wireless card. Unfortunately, while Lynnsoft delivers
    Solaris/SPARC drivers both for third-party PCMCIA-PCI adapters and various
    WLAN cards, they don't have one for the Sun SBus card.

    Rainer

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    Rainer Orth <Uni-Bielefeld.DE> writes:
     
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    The Sun Sbus card is supported by the OS itself; so all you'd need
    is the wireless drivers.

    Casper
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    Casper H.S. Dik <COM> writes:
     

    Exactly, but I know of none but the Lynnsoft drivers, and those require
    their alternative PCMCIA framework, which unfortunately doesn't support the
    Sun SBus card ;-( I vaguely recall that Tadpole had a Solaris WLAN driver
    once. Any pointers for this driver or other ones? It may well be possible
    to port some *BSD driver, but it will likely be a considerable amount of
    work.

    Rainer
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    A lot of thanks for fast answer.


    with Sbus - PCMCIA adapter, ¿What's best wireless card to install in my
    SPARC 20 ?, I won't wish problems installing drivers... it Uses Solaris 9

    thanks advance.


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