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Connecting to the Internet should be easy and with the Penguin 802.11G USB Wireless Adapter it is. The adapter is genuinely Penguin friendly supporting all recent Linux and more modern Linux-libre (free) distributions.
This includes Trisquel a popular desktop oriented distribution, Debian the universal distribution, and gNewSense the model free software distribution. For a longer list of supported distributions see the list below.
The Penguin USB wifi adapter doesn't depend on binary blobs, require any proprietary firmware, driver, or need NDISwrapper making it the easiest adapter for users. To install plug the Adapter into an available USB port and select an access point from your network manager.
Speeds of up to 54Mbps are possible. That is 5 times faster than 802.11b and several times faster than most Internet connections.
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|Interface||USB 2.0 and 1.1 Compliant|
|Antenna Type||R-SMA Jack|
|Frequency||IEEE 802.11b: 2.4~2.497GHz. IEEE 802.11g: 2.4~2.4835GHz|
|Modulation Method||IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK / DQPSK / CCK. IEEE 802.11g: BPSK / QPSK/ 16QAM / 64QAM|
|Data Transfer Rate||IEEE 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps. IEEE 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps|
|Security||WEP (64/128/256bit). WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, TKIP/AES *|
|Operating Channel||Channel 1~11 (U.S. and Canada). Channel 1~13 (Europe and other regions)|
|Power Consumption||Transit mode: <350ma. Receive mode: <270ma|
|Dimension||88mm x 26mm x 13mm|
|Supported Operating systems||Linux 2.6.27 and newer|
|Compatible Operating systems||Win 98SE/ME/2000/XP/x64/Vista/Mac v10.3/Mac v10.4|
* Not all options are available under all distributions and operating systems
Recent versions with out of the box support include:
Trisquel 3, 3.5, 4.01, 4.5, 5
Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10
LinuxMint 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Fedora 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
OpenSuSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1
PCLinuxOS 2010, 2011
Mandriva 2009, 2010, 2010.1, 2010.2, 2011
Slackware 13.1, 13.37
gNewSense 2.1, 2.3
This is not an exhaustive list. Most recent distributions released in 2009 onwards support this card out of the box.