Penguin Wireless G USB Adapter for GNU / Linux

Penguin Wireless G USB Adapter for GNU / Linux
With the Penguin Wireless G USB Adapter for GNU / Linux, connecting to the Internet is easy. Just plug it in, connect, and surf. Genuinely Penguin friendly with all recent Linux kernels supported out of the box.

  • Experience video streaming and Internet calls with speeds up to 54Mbps

  • Connect to WEP and WPA networks

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) distributions

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


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Category Specification
Chipset Realtek RTL8187B
Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
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 80 x 30 x 12 mm (3.1 x 1.2 x 0.5 inches)
Supported Kernels Linux 2.6.27 and newer
Compatible With Win 98SE/ME/2000/XP/x64/Vista/7/Mac v10.3/Mac v10.4/Freebsd 8+/PC-BSD 8+/OpenIndiana build 151a8

OpenBSD 5.8+ (earlier versions are most likely also compatible, contact us for details)


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Supported distributions:

Trisquel 3.5, 4.01, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.01, 7
Parabola GNU/Linux 2011.09.01, 2012.10.17, 2013.04.27, 2013.09.01, 2014.06.01, 2014.10.07, 2015.02.21, 2015.02.28, 2015.05.01, 2015.07.01, 2015.08.01, 2015.11.11, 2016.03.17, 2016.06.01, 2016.11.03
gNewSense 3.1, 4
Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10
Lubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10
Peppermint Linux OS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Kubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10
Debian 6, 7, 8
LXLE 12.04, 12.04.3, 12.04.4, 14.04, discontinued
LinuxMint 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16, 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 18, 18.1
Fedora 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
OpenSuSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1, 42.2
PCLinuxOS 2010, 2010.1, 2010.7, 2010.10, 2010.12, 2011.6, 2011.9, 2012.2, 2013.2, 2013.4, 2013.6, 2013.7, 2013.715, 2013.10, 2013.12, 2014.04, 2014.05, 2014.07, 2014.08, 2014.12, 2016.03, 2016.07
Mandrivia 2010.0, 2010.1, 2010.2, 2011.0
Mageia 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.1
Slackware 13.1, 13.37, 14, 14.1, 14.2
* Raspbian 2013-07-26 Wheezy+
Tails .6, .7.2, .16, .19, .20, .21, .22, .22.1, .23, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.6, 1.7, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.9.1
CentOS 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
CentOS 6 Series 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8
CentOS 5 Series 5.10, 5.11
Scientific Linux 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Scientific Linux 6 Series 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8
Scientific Linux 5 Series 5.10, 5.11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Series 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Series 5.10, 5.11
Kali 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.7, 1.0.8, 1.0.9, 1.09a, 1.1.0, 1.1.0a, 2.0, 2016.1, 2016.2
* BackTrack has been 'reborn' as Kali

All recently released distributions are compatible.

* The Raspberry Pi may require additional power for the adapter to work. Testing was done with a powered USB hub.

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