hehe...seems like I am having a hard time finding an answer here and other places
You've Googled it?
I assume you are using Solaris x86. Frankly driver support is horrible for Solaris x86 other than very mainstream and/or enterprise friendly SCSI/SAS/Fibre Channel controllers and NICs like Intel and Broadcom.
You might try using OpenSolaris and see if there is driver support there.
Yes I have Google'd it. I found many ways to "try" them out of course none of them work. For OpenSolaris my NIC does indeed work but I am just been introduced to Solaris so I have been playing around within the network but you know the Internet would be nice .
I have noticed the enterprise there is tons of support for that. I know Linux is far easier but I though I jump into something more hard.
Here is a solution for this ...I have burned the iso. file that detects the hardware I have within my system to see if its able to run it. The NIC within my card is not supported. So I looked within the list to find a seperate add-on card (put it on the pci slot) for a network interface to work for Solaris.
Just updating this in case someone else doesn't know what to do. Go to Sun and look for the HLC check-tool is 80MB and you can burn the iso. into a CD-R and boot from it. It will load the kernel and check your logical plugged devices if is compatible to work within Sun Solaris.
Got a question ..ask because I have troubleshooting just about anything right now for this OS.
Any reason you want to run Solaris other than OpenSolaris?
OpenSolaris supports more HWs and comes with GNU utilities. Decompress tar.gz with two commands in Solaris is kinda.... gay. Sun tries to tout Solaris as server-grade OS, which it is, and they are very reluctant when comes to support non-enterprise HWs.
Believe we had some old Dell 1950s/70s in-house that had similiar NIC problem and we just went to Fry's and purchased $200 Intel dual NIC.
SysAdmin.xyz Having severs with customer data on it without proper monitoring is like having one night stand without using protections - eventually, there will be an 'oh s**t!' moment.