Solaris 10/Belkin Wireless

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Hi all.
I have a Belkin F5D6020 v1 wireless card in my laptop, which currently dual-boots Windows and Solaris 10. I've been trying to get the wireless card working, however no matter what I do, NDISwrapper will not make. I've tried asking on the NDISwrapper forums, but those are as dead as neon pants.

Please help!
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Well, it stands to reason that it won't build; it's not Linux.
The problem is of course that support for wifi from Sun is, well, limited. It's coming along slowly, but not nearly fast enough to keep pace.
Broadcom apparently created theri own ndis for Solaris, but of course that works only with broadcom 32 and 64 bit cards. :)

At this point, I am not sure what your options are, save for the obvious; switch operating systems.
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Hrm... I was told that Linux programs should run on Unix...
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Most Linux binaries run on FreeBSD Unix, but not necessarily Solaris. Most applications are coded in 'C' which require intimate knowledge of the architecture. Now some are so well written, that they will compile on many different types; the programmer was thorough and included subs for each architecture that might be found.
That is not always the case.

ndiswrapper is made entirely for linux -- won't even run on FreeBSD. Hence, my doubt that it would run on Solaris.

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