Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU / Linux

Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU / Linux


With the Penguin Wireless N 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.

  • Experience video streaming and Internet calls with speeds up to 300Mbps

  • Connect to WEP and WPA networks

  • Support for master mode and hostapd, /w instructions available

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) distributions

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

Please consider our other Wireless N USB Adapter for $64 USD.

There is $30 promotion with the purchase of needed antennas (optional purchase). Use coupon code 30OFFANT.

If AP / access point / master mode is not required we highly recommend our Wireless G USB Adapter for $44 USD.
Category Specification
Chipset Atheros AR9170
Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n(draft)
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Antenna Type Internal Omni-directional Antennas
Frequency 2.4~2.4835Ghz
Modulation Type OFDM/CCK/16-QAM/64-QAM
Data Transfer Rate Up to 300Mbps
Certifications CE, FCC
Wireless Transmit Power 20dBm(Max)
Dimension 3.7 x 1.0 x 0.4in.
Monitor & Master Mode Driver Support Yes
Supported kernels Linux 2.6.30 and newer
Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7

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Supported distributions:

Trisquel 4.01, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.01
Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10
LinuxMint 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16
Fedora 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
OpenSuSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1
Mandrivia 2010.0, 2010.1, 2010.2, 2011.0
Slackware 13.1, 13.37, 14, 14.1

Almost all recently released distributions are compatible.

Note: Due to deviations in the standard(s) not all 802.11N routers and adapters are compatible. Some do not work or do not work as expected. 802.11N PCI, PCIe, and 802.11G USB cards are more stable in this regard and have a higher degree of compatibility with different devices on the market.

Don't forget an extension cable. If your ports are too close together there may not be enough room for connecting components. Pick up a short 7" / 177 mm USB extension cable with your order. See picture for details.