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Connecting Systems Using Fixed Network Configuration in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Overview of Fixed Network Configuration

2.  Configuring a System for the Network

3.  Working With Datalinks

4.  Working With IP Interfaces

5.  Configuring Wireless Networking on Laptops Running Oracle Solaris

WiFi Communications Task Map

How to Connect to a WiFi Network

How to Monitor the WiFi Link

Secure WiFi Communications

How to Set Up an Encrypted WiFi Network Connection

A.  Comparison Map: ifconfig and ipadm Commands

B.  Comparison Map: ndd and ipadm Commands


Chapter 5

Configuring Wireless Networking on Laptops Running Oracle Solaris

The IEEE 802.11 specifications define wireless communications for local area networks. These specifications and the networks they describe are referred to collectively as WiFi, a term that is trademarked by the Wi-Fi Alliance trade group. WiFi networks are reasonably easy to configure by both providers and prospective clients. Therefore, they are increasingly popular and in common use throughout the world. WiFi networks use the same radio wave technology as cellular phones, televisions, and radios.

Note - Oracle Solaris does not contain features for configuring WiFi servers or access points.

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