Penguin Wireless N Mini PCIe Card for GNU / Linux (TPE-NMPCIE)

Penguin Wireless N Mini PCIe Card for GNU / Linux (TPE-NMPCIE)
The Penguin 802.11N Full Height wireless Mini 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

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 Atheros AR9281 (2.4Ghz)
Standard b/g/n-draft
Interface Full Height Mini PCIe
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
Card Dimensions 30×50.95 mm
Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7


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

Notice: Many HP, Lenovo, IBM, Dell, and Toshiba branded products are defective by design. They use digital restrictions management technology to limit what hardware may be installed in the Mini PCIe slot. 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, 8
Ubuntu 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, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Lubuntu 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, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Kubuntu 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, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Peppermint Linux OS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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, 17.2, 17.3, 18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 19
elementary OS .1, .2, .3, .3.1, .3.2, .4, .4.1
Fedora 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Series 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6 ELS+
CentOS 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5
CentOS 6 Series 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9
Scientific Linux 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5
Scientific Linux 6 Series 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9
OpenSuSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 15.0
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, 2016.03, 2016.07, 2017.04, 2017.05, 2017.07, 2017.11
Mandrivia 2010.1, 2010.2, 2011.0
Slackware 13.1, 13.37, 14, 14.1, 14.2
Arch 2009.08, 2010.05, 2011.08.19, 2012.07.15, 2012.08.04, 2012.09.07, 2012.10.06, 2012.11.01, 2012.12.01, 2013.01.04, 2013.02.01, 2013.03.01, 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
Debian 6, 7, 8, 9


Most recent distributions are compatible.

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