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A second FSF-certified device from ThinkPenguin: long-range USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip

by Joshua Gay Contributions Published on Jun 24, 2013 01:32 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, June 24th, 2013 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USBL long-range 802.11n USB adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. This wireless adapter is based on the Atheros AR9271, using the same chip and firmware as the TPE-N150USB, which was awarded RYF certification in April. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The TPE-N150USBL can be purchased from http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USBL.
TPE-N150USBL long-range wireless N USB adapter

Where the TPE-N150USB is a small and a convenient wireless USB adapter, the TPE-N150USBL is designed to handle a large antenna so that users can connect to a wireless access point at greater distances.

"We were excited to certify a much needed wireless product designed for portability and traveling, and are now very happy to add its larger, longer-range companion to our list of RYF certified devices," said FSF licensing and compliance manager, Joshua Gay.

"Free software compatible USB wifi devices are one of our most demanded products, so we are very pleased to be able to offer our customers the choice of a second wifi adapter — one that is not only powerful and long-range, but that also respects their freedom," added Christopher Waid, Founder & CEO of ThinkPenguin.

To learn more about the Respects Your Freedom hardware certification, including details on the certification of the TPE-N150USB 802.11n USB adapter, as well as information on the driver and firmware for the device, visit http://www.fsf.org/ryf. Hardware sellers interested in applying for certification can consult http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/criteria.

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About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software — particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants — and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at http://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

About ThinkPenguin, Inc.

Started by Christopher Waid, founder and CEO, ThinkPenguin, Inc. is a consumer-driven company with a mission to bring free software to the masses. At the core of company is a catalog of computers and accessories with broad support for GNU/Linux. The company provides technical support for end-users and works with the community, distributions, and upstream projects to make GNU/Linux all that it can be.

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Joshua Gay
Licensing & Compliance Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 5942 x20
licensing@fsf.org

Media Inquires
ThinkPenguin, Inc.
+1 (888) 39 THINK (84465) x703
media@thinkpenguin.com

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