Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter /w External Antenna for GNU / Linux (TPE-N150USBL)

Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter /w External Antenna for GNU / Linux (TPE-N150USBL)
With the Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU / Linux, model TPE-N150USBL, 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.

  • Great for long range use; comes with 5dBi antenna and can be upgraded to 9dBi

  • 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

  • Certified by the Free Software Foundation; To learn more about FSF's Respects Your Freedom hardware certification, including certified software, visit http://www.fsf.org/ryf


Category Specification
Chipset AR9271
Kernels Supported Mainline 2.6.38+ / linux-libre 3.0+
Standards Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Data Rate 802.11b: UP to 11Mbps
802.11g: UP to 54Mbps
802.11n: UP to 150Mbps
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
Interface USB 2.0 mini USB (cable included, connects to standard laptop USB 2.0 port)
Antenna Type 1 x 2.4Ghz RP-SMA connector
Antenna 5dBi 2.4GHz Antenna
Frequency Range 2.412 ~ 2.483 GHz
Channels 1~11 channels ( North America )
1~13 channels ( General Europe)
Sensitivity 11b: -96dBm @ 1Mbps
11g: -91dBm @ 6Mbps
11n: -91dBm@HT20 MCS0
Data Modulation Type BPSK,QPSK, CCK and OFDM
Power Voltage: 5V+5%
Security WEP 64/128, 802.1X support, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), WPA-PSK, WPA II-PSK, Cisco CCX support
Operating Temp 0℃~ 50℃
Operation Distance 802.11n Outdoors: 800m in good conditions (about 1/2 mile); /w 9dBi antenna
Maximum Power Output 20dBm (check here for the details)
Compatible With Windows 7, & GNU/Linux


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Supported distributions:

Trisquel 6.01
Parabola GNU/Linux 2013.04.27 release of or newer
Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10
Kubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10
LXLE 12.04, 12.04.3
LinuxMint 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16
Fedora 18, 19, 20
OpenSuSE 12.3, 13.1
* Raspbian 2013-07-26 Wheezy
Tails .20, .21, .22, .22.1, .23
PCLinuxOS 2013.7, 2013.715, 2013.10, 2013.12
Kali 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6
* 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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