With the refurbished Technoethical N150 High Gain Antenna Wi-Fi USB Adapter for GNU/Linux you can connect to Wi-Fi networks using exclusively free software. With its external swivel detachable antenna and internal antenna having 1x2:1 MIMO configuration, it has a wider range and reaches speeds up to 150Mbps. Also, the detachable external antenna can be replaced with a higer gain or directional one. You might also be interested in the Technoethical N150 Mini, the Technoethical N300, and the Technoethical N300HGA Wireless USB adapters.
The Technoethical N150HGA is based on the Atheros AR9271 integrated circuit. It works with the free driver ath9k_htc (GNU GPL v2) and the free firmware for ath9k_htc (Clear BSD). Thus you can use it with a completely free GNU/Linux distribution, which has the kernel Linux-libre, clean of the nonfree blobs from Linux. Using the latest versions of the kernel (3.0 or later), the adapter works out of the box when plugging it on USB, and you don't have to manually install the firmware anymore.
Because the firmware is free, you can study it and check what exactly it's doing. Moreover, you can modify the way the adapter works, so it can be an important resource for educational experiments or for your business. With the Technoethical N150HGA Wireless USB adapter, your are in control of your own computer for connecting to Wi-Fi networks too.
Buy it for your laptop! You have a laptop with a Wi-Fi card which doesn't work with free software or it's broken. Plug the Technoethical N150HGA adapter in an USB port and connect to Internet.
Buy it for your desktop! You have a dektop computer and want to get rid of the wires or get better signal, while continuing to use free software. Plug the Technoethical N150HGA adapter in an USB port and connect to Internet. For even better signal, you can use it with an antenna extension cable.
Buy it for your development board! You have a development board or an embedded device without an integrated circuit for connecting to Wi-Fi networks, with one which doesn't work with free software or simply want to have better signal. Plug the Technoethical N150HGA adapter in an USB port and control your device remotely (also through Internet). You can thus make it a router or media center.
Technoethical donates parts of its income to different free software projects. We list the donations on the page Technoethical donations.
This adapter is produced by TP-Link, refurbished by Technoethical and sold under its own brand, as a warranty that the integrated circuits works with free software.
|Dimensions||93.5 (L) x 26 (W) x 11 (H) mm|
|Integrated circuit||Atheros AR9271|
|Works with the kernel||Linux-libre, version 3.0 or later|
|Max. transfer speed||150 Mbps|
|Antenna||1x external swivel detachable (RP-SMA connector) + 1x internal|
|Frequency band||2.4 GHz|