Penguin Wireless N Half Height Mini PCIe Card for GNU / Linux

Penguin Wireless N Half Height Mini PCIe Card for GNU / Linux
The Penguin 802.11N Half Height Mini wireless PCIe Card for GNU / Linux makes connecting to the Internet easy. Unscrew, insert, select your access point, and surf. This card is genuinely Penguin friendly with support for all recent Linux kernels.

  • Experience video streaming and Internet calls with speeds up to 150Mbps

  • 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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And within 6-10 for most other major destinations world wide

(* large quantities available from US warehouse only /w 3-5 days shipping available)
Category Specification
Chipset Atheros AR9285 (2.4Ghz)
Standard b/g/n-draft
Interface Half Height MiniPCIe
Antenna Connectors Two
Security WEP, WPA. WPA2
Certifications CE, FCC
Modes of operation supported in recent kernels Station Mode, AP Mode, IBSS Mode, Monitor Mode, Mesh point, WDS
Supported kernels Linux >= 2.6.29, but we recommend at least 2.6.32
Compatible with OpenIndiana/Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7


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Get the right card: Check out our Mini PCI guide for help.

Notice: Many Apple, HP, Lenovo, IBM, Dell, and Toshiba branded products are defective by design. They use digital restrictions management technology and proprietary connectors to limit what hardware may be installed. This is usually a digital restriction in the BIOS that prevents the otherwise standards compliant half height Mini PCIe slot from accepting anything but wifi cards sold by the PC manufacturer. If you have a problem with this please contact support to return or exchange the product within 14 days. For impacted users we recommend a USB wifi card instead.

Supported distributions:

Trisquel 4.01, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.01, 7
Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10
Lubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10
Kubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10
Peppermint Linux OS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
LXLE 12.04, 12.04.3, 12.04.4, 14.04, discontinued
LinuxMint 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16, 17, 17.1
Fedora 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Series 7.0, 7.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Series 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6
CentOS 7 Series 7.0, 7.1
CentOS 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6
Scientific Linux 7 Series 7.0, 7.1
Scientific Linux 6 Series 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6
OpenSuSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2
PCLinuxOS 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
Mandrivia 2010.1, 2010.2, 2011.0
Slackware 13.1, 13.37, 14, 14.1
Debian 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8
Tails .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


Almost all recently released distributions are compatible.

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