IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter with Modem
IBM FRU PN: 26P8092, 26P8160, 26P8472, 12P3637, 12P3657, 91P7661, 26P8294, 26P8295
Also known (in IBM literature) as....
- Mini PCI 802.11b/v.92 modem combo card (ACTIONTEC)
- Actiontec (802.11b wireless / 56K modem)
- Actiontec IEEE 802.11b/Modem
- High rate wireless/modem Mini PCI combo card
Upgrade the card to support WPA
Please visit the following link for some excellent instructions on how to upgrade the card. This has been tested on an A30p.
Linux WiFi driver
Linux Modem driver
The Linux driver from SmartLink supports this device.
Latest version of this driver is 2.9.11.
If your ThinkPad reports having a AC'97 modem device (
lspci|grep Modem) then the (snd_intel8x0m) driver should be used instead of the proprietary kernel module from SmartLink (see README ALSA mode), as it avoids tainting your kernel, and does not require a recompile each time you update your kernel version.
If you do not have a AC'97 modem device, you will have to compile the proprietary Smartlink kernel modules, or install them from your distribution vendor, if supplied.
For Debian this is sl-modem-daemon deb.
There is a slmodem rpm in the RPM-Fusion nonfree repository.
Once you have installed the package, you need to edit /etc/sysconfig/slmodem and set INTERFACE=alsa and ALSA_DEVICE=modem:1
In addition you can set the country for the correct recognition of dialling and busy tones, and to adhere to any local (possibly legal) requirements. If you do not set the country, it will default to USA.
You can then start the service, and set it to autostart on boot
service slmodem start chkconfig slmodem on
After this you should have a /dev/ttySL0 device