The Tehnoetic N150 Mini Wireless USB Adapter respects your freedom, which means you can connect to Wi-Fi networks using only free software. This is because the integrated circuit of this adapter is Atheros AR9271, one of the few circuits in the world able to connect to Wi-Fi networks by using exlusively free software. You might also be interested in the Tehnoetic N150 High Gain Antenna, the Tehnoetic N300, and the Tehnoetic N300 Dual Band Wireless USB adapters.
The Tehnoetic N150 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 Tehnoetic TET-N150 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 wireless card which doesn't work with free software or it's broken. Plug the Tehnoetic TET-N150 in an USB port and connect to Internet. It's so small, you will forget that it's there!
Buy it for your desktop! You have a dektop computer and want to get rid of the wires. Plug the Tehnoetic TET-N150 in an USB port and connect to Internet. You get rid of the wire and you continue to use free software.
Buy it for your development board! You have a development board or an embedded device without an integrated chip for connecting to Wi-Fi networks or with one which doesn't work with free software. Plug the Thenoetic TET-N150 in an USB port and control your device remotely (also through Internet).
Tehonetic donates 10% of the sale profits of this adapter to a fully free distribution of GNU/Linux at customer's choice. We list the donations on the page Tehnoetic donations.
This adapter is produced by Unex and it is sold by Tehnoetic under its own brand, as a warranty that the integrated circuit works with free software.
|Dimensions||30 (L) x 17 (W) x 8,5 (H) mm|
|Integrated circuit||Atheros AR9271|
|Works with the kernel||Linux-libre, version 3.0 or later|
|Max. transfer speed||150 Mbps|