[rescue] A little help and observations.

Robert Toegel rjtoegel at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 11:48:37 CST 2015

Very interesting.  Was thinking of using the cable to a wifi adapter
because I think that's the only thing Solaris sees.  Was hoping to use the
internal wifi which worked fine under Windoze.  Just didn't want to carry a
lot of extra stuff around. :)  Again, I've forgotten a LOT of Solaris stuff
these past few years.  Thanks for your help.


On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 10:08 AM, hike <mh1272 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Over a decade ago, I used a Wireless Game adapter to connect an Ultra 1 or
> 2 to my wireless home network.  It worked well -- lan cable to wireless
> adapter which connected to the wireless network.
> A USB wireless adapter would probably do the same today and an adapter with
> the preferred chip could be purchased.  Concerning the differing speeds and
> standards (a, b, g, n, ac), I have found that some N and AC wifi routers
> really try to ignore B laptops and really don't like B laptops.  With a
> USB, the speed and the standard of the wireless network can be matched.
> As for mirroring, we always used DiskSuite successfully.
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 12:34 AM, Robert Toegel <rjtoegel at gmail.com> wrote:
> >     Since I've retired, I started getting back into my Solaris stuff that
> > I've ignore for a while.  Anyway, for fun, I put Solaris 10 on an old IBM
> > R52 laptop.  Got it working but I'm having a small problem.  I'd like to
> > use the wifi on the laptop and I know that Solaris seems to only like the
> > Atheos chipset which it doesn't have.  Can somebody point me in the
> > direction of a possible source of software (hardware even) that might
> > work.  The USB also acts a little inconsistent too but one problem at a
> > time.
> >
> >      I'm also upgrading the drives on my Ultra80 to larger size and want
> to
> > have one mirror the other.  I know there was a discussion of this a month
> > or son ago, so I can probable fine that in the archives (I hope), just
> have
> > to remember the date better. :)
> >
> >      For jokes I tried to fire up an old SGI O2+ but no go.  The supply
> was
> > dead.  I had another one with broken plastic exterior.  I swapped
> supplies
> > and all is OK. That and the drive frames on the 80, this hardware is so
> > much easier to mess with than "other" machines.  Couple of minutes and
> it's
> > done.  I've forgotten how easy it was.
> >
> >      I appreciate any pointers for the right direction.  I'm beginning to
> > think I've forgotten more Solaris than I actually knew.
> >
> > Bob
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