Wireless N PCI Express Dual-Band Mini Half-Height Card (TPE-NHMPCIED2)

Wireless N PCI Express Dual-Band Mini Half-Height Card (TPE-NHMPCIED2)
The Penguin Wireless N PCI Express Dual-Band Mini Half-Height Card is perfect for use in routers and other devices needing AP mode / master mode support via hostapd.

  • Speeds up to 300Mbps

  • Dual-band 2.4 & 5 Ghz

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) distributions

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



Fast shipping: In the United States or EU?
Get it in just 1-5 business days!
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 AR9280
Standard a/b/g/n
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, Master Mode
Supported kernels 2.6.32
Compatible with MS Windows XP/Vista/7/8

We have also performed basic testing of this card for Freebsd 10.1 and pfSense 2.2 (and it works, earlier versions most likely also work, contact us if you need information on earlier versions).


Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)


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 4.5, 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, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04
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
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
Peppermint Linux OS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
LinuxMint 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16, 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 18, 18.1
Fedora 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
OpenSuSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1, 42.2
Mageia 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.1
Slackware 13.1, 13.37, 14, 14.1, 14.2
Debian 6, 7, 8
Tails 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, 1.3.2, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.6, 1.7, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.9.1, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12
PCLinuxOS 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Series 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9
CentOS 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
CentOS 6 Series 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9
Scientific Linux 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Scientific Linux 6 Series 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9


All recently released distributions are compatible.

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