Networking Gear For GNU / Linux

Hardware That Actually Works
Set of 5dBi Antennas (TPE-2X5DBIANT)
Are you looking for antennas for your computer's wifi card, router, or similar device? Get a set of our 5dBi antennas. The antennas are compatible with most wireless routers and wifi cards on the market that ship with RP-SMA style connectors. These antennas are compatible with every 802.11 wireless product in our catalog.

This WiFi omnidirectional antenna has a performance gain of 5dBi, is suitable for the 5 GHz frequency band and thus for 802.11a/n applications. The antenna is black, and is suitable for indoor use and has an RP-SMA connector with an articulated joint.

  • WiFi Omnidirectional Antenna

  • Color: Black

  • Includes two RP-SMA male 5dBi antennas


Jumper Wires + SOIC Clip (TPE-JMPCLIP)
Looking to recover a bricked router? We sell SOIC test clips and jumper wires for use with our wireless routers (TPE-R1100, TPE-R1200, TPE-R1300, including most prior generations as well). We include multicolor female to female ribbon cables for flashing routers and similar compatible devices. The ends are meant for insertion into standard 0.1" male headers. Each wire is 20cm (8") in length. The cables can be separated to form an assembly containing the number of wires you require for your connection.

  • Jaw Opening: 0.36 in

  • Length: 1.73 in

  • Number of Pins: 8

  • Product Type: Test Clips

  • 10 8" (20cm) wires included

BYOD Prepaid SIM Kit (Verizon, AT&T, & Three)
Item Features/Specifications:

  • 100% Brand New

  • 3-in-1 kit for maximum compatibility

  • Size: Nano, Micro, and Standard included

  • Compatible with our USB 4G & 5G modems

Interested in service & plan info?

Please note: Cellular service is not included and a separate subscription is required. Also note that not all devices support all SIM cards. Make sure the cellular provider is compatible with your device before purchase. Questions? Contact support.
18W/3.0A USB Power Adapter (US Plug Only, TPE-18WUSBPWR)
Are you having problems powering a USB 4G modem or other device via a router or mini board computer? Often routers and mini board computers have power adapters that will supply adequate power under normal conditions, but insufficient power when additional devices like USB 4G modems, wifi adapters, and similar are connected. This can often be resolved by upgrading the USB power adapter. This 18W/3.0A USB power adapter for instance should solve that problem when utilized with our mini wireless router line-up and USB 4G/5G modems. It's likely to work for most other similar devices.
  • Works great for mini board computers, routers, and similar small/low power devices powered via USB

  • Quick Charge 3.0 works great for charging phones fast too: from 0% up to 80% in about 35 mins

  • Power devices up to 5V/3A: More power for your mini board computers, routers, and similar devices
Mini PCIE Half Height to Full Height Bracket + Screws (TPE-PCIEBRKET)
Item Features/Specifications:

  • 100% Brand New (like almost everything else we sell)

  • New Mini PCIE Half to Full Size Extension Card Wireless WIFI PCI Adapter Bracket

  • Size: Half Mini Bracket for PCi Express Wireless WLAN

Please note: Wifi card NOT included.
56K USB Dial-UP Fax Modem for GNU / Linux (TPE-56KMODEM2)
If you are looking for convenience, ease of installation, and good performance (for dial-up anyway), we have the modem for you. Our 56K USB 2.0 modem has GPL drivers and support for all recent distributions of GNU / Linux. With most distributions discontinuing inclusion or support for any dialer applications of which at least one is needed to connect to the internet our dial-up software CDs (or flash drive) have become critical to making the installation and setup of dial-up modems on GNU/Linux possible and for that matter the user experience easy & seamless. Not only do most distribution not include a dailer program in a default installation they aren't including dialer programs in respective software centers either. For those in an area with 3G or 4G cellular service another option worth considering and of which will generally provide faster internet connectivity is our 4G USB cellular modem.

  • Extensive Documentation & Easy Installation Instructions for most popular and libre (free) distributions.

  • Works world wide; see the country compatibility list

  • Support for 32 & 64 BIT systems

  • On-board controller and digital signal processor (DSP) for maximum OS support

  • Not dependent on OS-loaded binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware

  • Support for sending & receiving of faxes (protocol V.17, V.29, Group 3, Class 1, check out our support pages for documentation)

Note: While our modem is supported natively across distributions and releases there may be no dialer software included in the default installation of your favorite distribution. Many distributions have stopped including a dialer program and thus dial-up users are forced to download and install a dialer program separately.

Effectively this means that if you are unable to connect to the internet at least temporarily via another means you won't be able to utilize this dialup modem "out of the box". Fortunately this problem is easy to solve. Just let us know what distribution and version you are using in the comments section at checkout. We will then be able to include the appropriate dialer software on CD or flash drive as well as relevant directions on installing the software.

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Chipset Controller-based Conexant 93010 Chipset
Standard V.92 & V.44
Power USB; No batteries or power cable required
Driver Standards based; CDC ACM driver
Compatible With MS Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X; Linux Kernel 3.8+


Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)




Supported distributions:

Trisquel 7, 8, 9, 10
Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04
Lubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04
Kubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04
Peppermint Linux OS 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9 Respin-2, 10, 10 Respin, 10 Respin 20191210, 11
LinuxMint 15, 16, 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3
elementary OS .3, .3.1, .3.2, .4, .4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.1.6, 5.1.7, 6, 6.1
Fedora 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Rocky Linux 8 Series 8.4, 8.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7 ELS+
CentOS 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, (discontinued by its developers)
CentOS 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7
Scientific Linux 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, (discontinued by its developers)
OpenSuSE 13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4
PCLinuxOS 2014.07, 2014.08, 2014.12, 2016.03, 2016.07, 2017.04, 2017.05, 2017.07, 2017.11, 2018.06, 2019.03, 2019.05, 2019.08, 2019.10, 2019.11, 2019.12, 2020.01, 2020.02, 2020.03, 2020.05, 2020.08, 2020.10, 2020.1015, 2021.0205, 2021.0215, 2021.08, 2021.11, 2022.01.10, 2022.04.10
Manjaro 0.8.5, 0.8.6, 0.8.7, 0.8.8, 0.8.9, 0.8.10, 0.8.11, 0.8.12, 0.8.13, 15.09, 15.12, 16.06, 16.06.1, 16.08, 16.10, 17.0, 17.1, 18.0, 18.1.0, 19.0, 20.0, 20.1, 20.2, 20.2.1, 21.0, 21.0.1, 21.0.2, 21.0.3, 21.0.4, 21.0.5, 21.0.6, 21.0.7, 21.1.0, 21.1.1, 21.1.2, 21.1.3, 21.1.4, 21.1.5, 21.1.6, 21.2.0, 21.2.1, 21.2.2, 21.2.3, 21.2.4, 21.2.5, 21.2.6
Slackware 14.1, 14.2, 15.0
Debian 8, 9, 10, 11
Arch 2013.04.01, 2013.05.01, 2013.06.01, 2013.07.01, 2013.08.01, 2013.09.01, 2013.10.01, 2013.11.01, 2013.12.01, 2014.01.05, 2014.02.01, 2014.03.01, 2014.04.01, 2014.05.01, 2014.06.01, 2014.07.03, 2014.08.01, 2014.09.03, 2014.10.01, 2014.11.01, 2014.12.01, 2015.01.01, 2015.02.01, 2015.03.01, 2015.04.01, 2015.05.01, 2015.06.01, 2015.07.01, 2015.08.01, 2015.09.01, 2015.10.01, 2015.11.01, 2015.12.01, 2016.01.01, 2016.02.01, 2016.03.01, 2016.04.01, 2016.05.01, 2016.06.01, 2016.07.01, 2016.08.01, 2016.09.03, 2016.10.01, 2016.11.01, 2016.12.01, 2017.01.01, 2017.02.01, 2017.03.01, 2017.04.01, 2017.05.01, 2017.06.01, 2017.07.01, 2017.08.01, 2017.09.01, 2017.10.01, 2017.11.01, 2017.12.01, 2018.01.01, 2018.02.01, 2018.03.01, 2018.04.01, 2018.05.01, 2018.06.01, 2018.07.01, 2018.08.01, 2018.09.01, 2018.10.01, 2018.11.01, 2018.12.01, 2019.01.01, 2019.02.01, 2019.03.01, 2019.04.1, 2019.05.1, 2019.06.1, 2019.07.1, 2019.08.1, 2019.09.1, 2019.10.1, 2019.11.1, 2019.12.1, 2020.01.1, 2020.02.1, 2020.03.1, 2020.04.1, 2020.05.1, 2020.06.1, 2020.07.1, 2020.08.1, 2020.09.1, 2020.10.1, 2020.11.1, 2020.12.1, 2021.01.1, 2021.02.1, 2021.03.1, 2021.04.1, 2021.05.1, 2021.06.1, 2021.07.1, 2021.08.1, 2021.09.1, 2021.10.1, 2021.11.1, 2021.12.1, 2022.01.1, 2022.02.1, 2022.03.1, 2022.04.1, 2022.05.1
Mageia 3, 4, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1, 8

In practice all other recent distributions are also compatible. Feel free to contact us about any questions you may have.

7ft CAT6 Gigabit Ethernet Cable (TPE-7FTETHER)
Upgrade your network and enjoy clean and clear transmissions with a high quality CAT6 Ethernet Patch Cable. This patch cable lets you connect a laptop or desktop computer to a wall outlet, modem, router or another networking device. It meets the CAT6 standard and is suitable for use with 100/1000BASE-T gigabit networks. Patch cables are also handy in home offices and hotel rooms to establish a wired Internet connection.

  • Supports speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second

  • Snagless design for easier unplugging

  • Gold-plated contacts for improved signal integrity

  • Molded strain relief protects the cable integrity

20ft CAT6 Gigabit Ethernet Cable (TPE-20FTETHER)
Upgrade your network and enjoy clean and clear transmissions with a high quality CAT6 Ethernet Patch Cable. This patch cable lets you connect a laptop or desktop computer to a wall outlet, modem, router or another networking device. It meets the CAT6 standard and is suitable for use with 100/1000BASE-T gigabit networks. Patch cables are also handy in home offices and hotel rooms to establish a wired Internet connection.

  • Supports speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second

  • Snagless design prevents cracking and breaking

  • RJ45 plugs with 50-micron gold-plated connectors for clear signal

  • 4 twisted pairs of stranded copper wires prevent crosstalk

USB to TTL Serial Cable Adapter For Hacking On Routers (TPE-USBSERIAL)
Are you looking to hack your router? Pick up a USB to TTL Serial Cable Adapter and get hacking on your router today! This serial cable is mainly aimed at customers who have purchased one of our router products- TPE-R1100, TPE-R1200, or TPE-R1300 router products. This RS232 TTL UART utilizes chipset PL2303HX. Please note this product is NOT compatible with operating systems primarily based around proprietary software and requires a free software operating system and drivers to work properly. This product is compatible with any recent distribution of GNU/Linux. Headers to hook up the serial cable to a penguin router are included.
Set of 7dBi Antennas w/ Magnetic Bases (TPE-MAGAT2)
Is your computer, router, or similar device hidden and out of sight? Do you need an antenna that can be placed at a bit of a distance from your wifi card or router? Get our 7dBi antennas which come with a magnetic base for mounting just about anywhere. With 10 ft of cable you can place your antennas in the optimal location for the best possible reception. The antennas are compatible with most wireless routers and wifi cards on the market that ship with RP-SMA style connectors. These antennas are compatible with every 802.11 wireless product in the penguin catalog.

  • Cable: RP-SMA male (connects to most wifi cards and routers with RP-SMA female connector)

  • Antenna connection on base: RP-SMA female (includes RP-SMA male 7dBi antennas to connect to base)

  • Cable Type: RG174 coaxial cable

  • Cable length: about 10 ft

  • Color: Black