Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU / Linux (TPE-N150USB)

Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU / Linux (TPE-N150USB)
With the Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU / Linux, model TPE-N150USB, 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 150Mbps

  • No dependencies on NDISWrapper, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware & works with most distributions out of the box

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) distributions

  • To learn more about FSF's Respects Your Freedom hardware certification, including certified software, visit http://www.fsf.org/ryf


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Category Specification
Chipset AR9271
Kernels Supported Mainline 2.6.38+ / linux-libre 3.0+
Frequency
  • USA: 2.400 ~ 2.483GHz
  • Europe: 2.400 ~ 2.483GHz
  • Japan: 2.400 ~ 2.497GHz
  • China: 2.400 ~ 2.483GHz
Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) revision 2.0
Supports Master Mode (/w hostapd)
Station Mode
Monitor Mode
AP Mode
IBSS Mode
Legacy (11g) operation
HT support
TX/RX 11n AMPDU aggregation
HW Encryption
Suspend/Resume
Modulation Technique
  • DSSS with CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
  • OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
Channel Spacing 5MHz
Data Rate
  • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5 and 11Mbps
  • 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
  • 802.11n:
    • 20MHz channel: 1Nss: 65Mbps @ 800GI, 72.2Mbps @ 400GI (Max.)
    • 40MHz channel: 1Nss: 135Mbps @ 800GI, 150Mbps @ 400GI (Max.)
Operating Channels
  • USA/Canada: 11 (1~11)
  • Major European Countries: 13 (1~13)
  • France: 13 (1~13)
  • Japan: 14 for 802.11b (1~13 or 14th), 13 for 802.11g (1~13)
  • China: 13 (1~13)
Power Consumption
  • For throughput Tx mode: 300mA
  • For throughput Rx mode: 280mAFor 6M continuous Tx mode: 310mA
  • For HT40 MCS0 continuous Tx mode: 310mA
  • For HT20 MCS0continuous Tx mode: 300mA
  • For HT40 MCS7 continuous Tx mode: 300mA
  • For HT20 MCS7 continuous Tx mode: 300mA
Transmit Power Settings

target power tolerance ±2dBm

  • 802.11b:
    • +18dBm
  • 802.11g:
    • +17dBm @ 6, 9, 12,18,24,36,48Mbps
    • +15dBm @ 54Mbps
  • 802.11n HT20:
    • +16dBm @ MCS 0/8
    • +16dBm @ MCS 1/9
    • +16dBm @ MCS 2/10
    • +16dBm @ MCS 3/11
    • +16dBm @ MCS 4/12
    • +16dBm @ MCS 5/13
    • +16dBm @ MCS 6/14
    • +15dBm @ MCS 7/15
  • 802.11n HT40:
    • +16dBm @ MCS 0/8
    • +16dBm @ MCS 1/9
    • +16dBm @ MCS 2/10
    • +16dBm @ MCS 3/11
    • +16dBm @ MCS 4/12
    • +16dBm @ MCS 5/13
    • +16dBm @ MCS 6/14
    • +15dBm @ MCS 7/15
Dimension 30(L)x 17(W) x 8.5(H) mm
Security
  • 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption
  • 802.1x authentication
  • AES-CCM & TKIP encryption
  • WPA/WPA2
Operation Temperature Range 0 C 40 C
Operation Distance Outdoor: with 802.11n can get about 250m (about .15 miles) in good conditions
Operating Humidity 15% ~ 95%, non-condensing
Environment-Friendly Compliance RoHS
Operation Voltage 5.0V ± 5%
Compatible With MS Windows XP/Vista/7and GNU/Linux.


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Supported distributions:

Trisquel 6.01
Parabola GNU/Linux 2013.04.27+
Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04
Kubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04
LXLE 12.04, 12.04.3, 12.04.4
LinuxMint 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16, 17
Fedora 18, 19, 20
OpenSuSE 12.3, 13.1
Zorin OS 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7, 7.1, 8, 8.1
Tails .20, .21, .22, .22.1, .23
PCLinuxOS 2013.7, 2013.715, 2013.10, 2013.12, 2014.04
Kali 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6
* Raspbian 2013-07-26 Wheezy
* BackTrack has been 'reborn' as Kali

Many other recently released distributions are compatible.

Trisquel 6, Scientific Linux 6.4, RHEL 6.4, CentOS 6.4, and Debian 7 currently require the installation of a driver, firmware, and/or kernel upgrade. See our support documentation for details.

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

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