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Internet Connection Solaris 10 on X86

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OS: Solaris 10 x86 on Vm Ware Workstation.
Operating System before Solaris was loaded using VM workstation: Windows 2003
Hardware: Dell Server Poweredge

Problem: Internet Connection on new installed Solaris on VM Ware Workstation.
Please provide me a step by step resolution as I have several hurdles to overcome.

For example:

I could not get an IP address of my computer as well as for my modem. See Step 4.
There was no resolv.conf files found after cloading Solaris, hence I created and inserted and myself - Wrong or Right? I dont know.
There was no defaultrouter file created when solaris was installed. Hence I created and inserted the value there.

Following commands were used to find out different files and their contents:

# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP, LOOPBACK, RUNNING, MULTICATS, IPv4, VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
       inet netmask ff000000

# hostname

# nslookup SERVER
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

# cat /etc/hosts
# internet host table
::1     localhost     loghost  SERVER
127:0.0.1     localhost    loghost  SERVER

# route get default
   route to: default
destination: default
       mask: default
   interface: lo0
       flags: <UP,GATEWAY,DONE,STATIC>
recvpipe  sendpipe  ssthresh  rtt,ms  hopcount    mtu    expire
      0         0         0       0         0    8232       0

#vi /etc/defaultrouter
"defaultrouter"  1 line,  10 charachters

# netstat -rn
Routing Table: IPv4
  Destination                  Gateway                  Flags      Ref      Use      Interface
--------------------------      --------------------      -------      -------      ------      ----------------
default                          UG      1      46
default                          U      1      0      lo0

# cat /etc/netmasks
# The netmask file associates Internet Protocol (IP) address masks with IP network numbers
#        network-number       netmask
# The term network-number refers to a number obtained from the Internet Network Information Center
# Both the network number and the net masks are specified in "decimal dot" notation, e.g:

# cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
# /etc/nsswitch.files:
# An example file that could be copied over to /etc/nsswitch.conf; it
# does not use any naming service.
# "hosts:" and "services:" in this file are used only if the
# /etc/netconfig file has a "-" for nametoaddr_libs of "inet" transports.

passwd:     files
group:      files
hosts:      files
ipnodes:    files
networks:   files
protocols:  files
rpc:        files
ethers:     files
netmasks:   files
bootparams: files
publickey:  files
# At present there isn't a 'files' backend for netgroup;  the system will
#   figure it out pretty quickly, and won't use netgroups at all.
netgroup:   files
automount:  files
aliases:    files
services:   files
printers:       user files

auth_attr:  files
prof_attr:  files
project:    files

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