PCMCIA wireless card

Dear All,

I am up and running with Peppermint-One and connection via cable is fine.

However I also need to connect via wi-fi home network. How do I get the system to see my PCMCIA Card and then download the drivers for the PEAK card.

Thanks in advance.

Can you send the output from



sudo lshw -C network

allusers@smalllaptop ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
00:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 0c)
00:03.1 Serial controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem (rev 01)
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13)
06:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
allusers@smalllaptop ~ $

allusers@smalllaptop ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
logical name: eth0
version: 0c
serial: 00:03:47:93:68:02
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip= latency=66 link=yes maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:11 memory:e8120000-e8120fff ioport:1800(size=64) memory:e8100000-e811ffff memory:30100000-3010ffff
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
vendor: Texas Instruments
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:2c020000-2c021fff memory:2c000000-2c01ffff
allusers@smalllaptop ~ $

Information that you asked for, Thanks.

Before trying the following instructions, can you post the model number of your Peak card, so I can download the Windows drivers, and check they ARE the same as the Linksys ones… if not, I can adjust the following instructions.

OK, looks like they removed the Linux driver (acx) from recent kernels because of it being somewhat buggy, but the Windows drivers are supposed to work through ndiswrapper, so…


Install ndiswrapper:

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

To keep things tidy lets create a folder called peak in your Home folder, and put everything in there:

cd ~
mkdir peak
cd peak

Download the Windows drivers (yes I know these are for a Linksys card, but ut uses the same acx111 chipset):

wget http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads/driver/wpc54gv2_driver_utility_v2.02.zip

unzip the archive:

unzip wpc54gv2_driver_utility_v2.02.zip && cd WPC54Gv2_40826

Fix a file naming convention problem (Linux is case sensitive and Windows is not, thus requiring this step):

mv tnet1130.sys TNET1130.sys

OK, now we need to replace instances of tnet1130.sys with TNET1130.sys in LSTINDS.INF

sed -e 's/tnet1130.sys/TNET1130.sys/' LSTINDS.INF > LSTINDS.new && mv LSTINDS.new LSTINDS.INF

Load the driver into ndiswrapper module:

sudo ndiswrapper -i lsbcmnds.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -i LSTINDS.INF
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

Insert the line ndiswrapper into /etc/modules so it gets loaded at bootup:

echo "ndiswrapper" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules


To check everything is as it should be:

ndiswrapper -l

you should see something similar to:

Installed drivers: lsbcmnds driver installed lstinds driver installed, hardware present

Reboot, and try your wireless.

If the above instructions don’t work, can you post the model number of the Peak card.



I’ll put these here for future reference, in case the above instructions don’t work… but I’m fairly confident they will:

The instructions worked like a dream.

Thanks for your help.