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1.  Overview of the Networking Stack

Network Configuration in This Oracle Solaris Release

The Network Stack in Oracle Solaris

Network Devices and Datalink Names

Administration of Other Link Types

Part I Network Auto-Magic

2.  Introduction to NWAM

3.  NWAM Configuration and Administration (Overview)

4.  NWAM Profile Configuration (Tasks)

5.  NWAM Profile Administration (Tasks)

Obtaining Information About Profile States

Displaying the Current State of a Profile

Auxiliary State Values

Activating and Deactivating Profiles

Performing a Wireless Scan and Connecting to Available Wireless Networks

Troubleshooting NWAM Network Configuration

Monitoring the Current State of All Network Connections

Troubleshooting Network Interface Configuration Issues

6.  About the NWAM Graphical User Interface

Part II Datalink and Interface Configuration

7.  Using Datalink and Interface Configuration Commands on Profiles

8.  Datalink Configuration and Administration

9.  Configuring an IP Interface

10.  Configuring Wireless Interface Communications on Oracle Solaris

11.  Administering Bridges

12.  Administering Link Aggregations

13.  Administering VLANs

14.  Introducing IPMP

15.  Administering IPMP

16.  Exchanging Network Connectivity Information With LLDP

Part III Network Virtualization and Resource Management

17.  Introducing Network Virtualization and Resource Control (Overview)

18.  Planning for Network Virtualization and Resource Control

19.  Configuring Virtual Networks (Tasks)

20.  Using Link Protection in Virtualized Environments

21.  Managing Network Resources

22.  Monitoring Network Traffic and Resource Usage



Performing a Wireless Scan and Connecting to Available Wireless Networks

You can scan for and connect to available wireless networks by using the netadm command.

Use the netadm scan-wifi link-name command to scan a wireless link to obtain a list of available wireless networks.

Use the netadm select-wifi link-name command to select and connect to a wireless network from the scan results on the link that is specified as link-name. The select-wifi link-name subcommand prompts you for a WiFi selection, a key, and a key slot, if required.

Note - You must have already created a key prior to using the netadm select-wifi command.

You can also trigger a subsequent scan of the network to search for available wireless networks by using the netadm scan-wifi link-name command. Note that a subsequent scan might not trigger a scan event, if the new scan results are identical to the existing scan results. The nwamd daemon performs the scan, regardless of whether the data has changed since the last scan.

In the following example, the netadm scan-wifi command is used to perform a scan of the wireless link, net1. The netadm select-wifi command is then used to display a list of wireless networks from which to select. The list that is displayed is based on the results of the scan that was previously performed on net1.

$ netadm select-wifi net1
1: ESSID home BSSID 0:b:e:85:26:c0
2: ESSID neighbor1 BSSID 0:b:e:49:2f:80
3: ESSID testing BSSID 0:40:96:29:e9:d8
4: Other
Choose WLAN to connect to [1-4]: 1

In this example, the wireless network that is represented by the number 1, selects the home network.

If the WLAN requires a key, you are prompted to enter the key and key slot, if WEP is specified. For example:

Enter WLAN key for ESSID home: mywlankey
Enter key slot [1-4]: 1