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Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter - w/High Gain Antenna - Win XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mint, Ubuntu, MX Linux, Manjaro, Fedora, Centos, Kali Linux and Raspbian
Works with any 2.4Ghz wireless g/n routers. Max. wireless connection speed: 300Mbps. Supports both infrastructure and ad-hoc modes. Security: WEP 64/128bit, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x and 802.11i, Cisco CCS V1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 compliant.Multi-OS support: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, MX LInux, Manjaro, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Lubuntu, OpenSUSE, RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, Kali Linux, Raspbian. NO Mac support for Panda Wireless PAU06.The Panda Wireless PAU06 adapter is designed to run on an Intel/AMD based PC or Raspberry Pi 0/1/2/3/4. It doesn't work with any Digital Media Players like Roku, Digial Video Recorders, Netwok-Attached Storage devices like Synology and QNAP, Playstations, Security Cameras, etc. Please consult Panda Wireless if you want to use Panda Wireless PAU06 on any non Intel/AMD-based systems.If you want to use Panda Wireless PAU06 with a guest OS like Kali in a Virtual Machine, please contact Panda Wireless for more info. In general, we recommend our customers to use Panda Wireless PAU06 on a computer running a supported operating system in the list above.Technical Support and Warranty - Please email or call Panda Wireless Technical Support or your seller if you have any problems or warranty issues about your Panda Wireless PAU06 adapter, we will respond to your email/call within 24 hours.
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37 Reddit comments about Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter - w/High Gain Antenna - Win XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mint, Ubuntu, MX Linux, Manjaro, Fedora, Centos, Kali Linux and Raspbian:

u/4g0t · 5 pointsr/HowToHack

So for my battery pack, it's a product. I just got literally the biggest one they have. I use the Broadcom adapter on the device to connect to the local wifi and a panda USB wifi dongle with an upgraded antenna. If you really want I'll troll through my amazon purchases and try to find it but Panda has good drivers and can monitor. The antenna should be on the "customers who bought this also bought this"

Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter

u/heebiejeebies_ferret · 3 pointsr/debian

This one's cheap and works great, no additional drivers required:

I think it might be 2.4 ghz-only, though

u/Onescorp · 3 pointsr/linuxhardware

This one works for me with no additional drivers, using Linux Mint Kernel 3.13.

u/ProFusionYT · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/twothumber · 2 pointsr/linux4noobs

My recent Linux wireless experience:

  1. Bought this card from Amazon for $15.00 Chose it because it's Panda and has reputation for Ubuntu Support.
  2. Powered down computer, unplugged wired ethernet, plugged the USB Ethernet into back of machine
  3. Powered up Computer. Card was instantly recognized and clicked on the correct Wireless, inputted Password.
  4. 3 seconds and I was up and running. Actually seems faster than my built in ethernet.

    By the way Kubuntu recognized every device including my printer that was connected to the system.


    I realize that you are stuck with the NIC that's built into your system unless you want to add a compatible USB Nic and that's frustrating. Problem is that Linux is only 3% of the market and they can't support everything out of the box.

    Oh and my last computer had a proprietary NIC Windows didn't recognize it and I had to install drivers. Kubuntu picked it up and plugged and played it.

u/blorg · 2 pointsr/digitalnomad

If what you care about is picking up a weak wifi signal you are probably better off with an external USB wifi adapter with actual antennas. From my reading on these, these can make a huge actual difference, and transform a wonky connection to a rock solid one.

Something like this - this is just a cheap one, if you are focused on range, read reviews and get one with the best range. But key is, you want something with a big honking antenna on it.

There are also repeaters, although I think if you just have one device you need range on, you are better off the USB external adapter route.

There are also "pocket routers" like the HooToo TripMate that /u/age_of_bronze mentions, and I have on of these myself- a TP-LINK WR710N which from the look of it is pretty similar to the HooToo. These are great for setting up a private network or to share an internet connection that is limited to one device, and they may indeed provide a modicum of range extension, but if range, specifically, is your goal, you are better off with something with a significant antenna and probably a USB adapter.

u/oxtoacart · 2 pointsr/headphones

I’m happy with the quality of the aluminum case.

I had to get a high gain wifi adapter because my bedroom is far from my access points. An older adapter is still on there because I haven’t taken time to reconfigure the OS to work without it.

The NX4 gets its data via USB and draws power via a separate USB port. Since it is battery powered, I can actually keep it topped up off the Pi, although it charges quite slowly.

u/reverendj1 · 2 pointsr/linuxquestions

I'm not sure why you are getting downvoted. Seriously, for the $8-15 it costs for a WiFi adapter, @swervelord just buy one that's supported. This is not a good road to go down. It will never "just work", it won't perform great in the best scenario (probably a few Mbps), and will always be aggravating. And you'll have to do it all over again every time you reinstall/change distros. As someone who's used Linux for 15+ years, is a professional Linux sysadmin on the server and desktop for 10+ years, just don't waste your time with unsupported wifi cards.

u/Rethread · 2 pointsr/linuxmint

It should be noted that Wifi works well on Linux Kernel 5.1.16 following the instruction given on the Killer support site.

"Here's some good news! I updated my XPS 15 7590 to the latest kernel and firmware packages (linux 5.2.2.arch1-1 and linux-firmware 20190717.bf13a71-1), and the Killer AX1650 worked without any modifications! No need to remove firmware files or pull in iwlwifi backports. So, with this kernel and firmware combination, Killer AX1650 should work out of the box on a fresh install of Arch Linux." - 2019-07-24

The bad news is that the Linux Mint default kernel version is currently 4.15.0-58-generic and the above solution is specifically for Arch Linux - which can get extremely technical. Better news is that it will likely be incorporated into Linux Mint fairly soon as WiFi 6 becomes the new standard for hi-speed WiFi.

EDIT: USB WiFi for $15 and be up and running. This is what I would do for now.

u/NeedaTryHarder · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I bought an Asus PCIE for $95~. It was great, but something popped in there and now it's making an annoying noise. I couldn't ignore or tune out the noise so I decided to buy a cheap USB one. I honestly don't see a difference..

u/KiwiFrankencop1 · 1 pointr/buildapc

>with wi-fi from the factory, or one with no wifi + a wifi adaptor?

Depends how much money you stand to save by purchasing a board without WiFi. For 15USD I bought this USB WiFi dongle and it's served me well. Absolutely no issues at all, even in my current situation where I'm 2 floors away from the access point.


u/dbrucesu · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/kimk1995 · 1 pointr/buildapc

My thermal signs are fine according to my BIOS page, the lag is mostly caused by frame rates i believe as it looks great in the start up screen but once i try to enter a game, it the whole application slows down a lot, frame rates jump from 60 to 200. For my internet, i use a panda wireless connector and my internet connection speed is not too shabby i think (

u/AnotherMasterMind · 1 pointr/linuxmint

I recently got this off amazon and it works perfectly.

I have a decent realtek card in the machine and spent days researching how to make it work but it just wouldn't. But this Panda product was just plug in and instantly, wifi.

u/Shitty_Paint_Artist · 1 pointr/computers

Laptops are nice because everything is wrapped up into one thing, so you don't need to buy everything (monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc). Unfortunately they just don't offer the same performance and reliability as a desktop does.

Do you have a desk to use for this? I think I have a decent computer picked out, but if your budget needs to factor in a desk we're in trouble. The desktop is on Newegg, but the rest is Amazon so you will be able to use your card.

Realistically I would expect this desktop to last 2-3 years until you might want to change something. This is the nice thing about desktops, you can generally add/change parts as you go instead of buying an entirely new computer. I wouldn't say you're expecting too much, but realize this computer is on the lower end but capable. You should be able to do everything you've listed to some degree. Some things (like editing video) may go slow because it does have a budget processor.

Here's the links to the parts so far. We can tweak things as needed.

Computer Adapter Monitor Speakers = ~$435

A note on the speakers, you may be able to get even cheaper ones (if you even need them), though usually cheaper speakers have a "buzzing noise." However, Amazon has these and the reviews seem great.

Another note, you could save $10 on the adapter too, since it seems you won't be needing a great connection. That is up to you though. Here's a cheaper one.

u/skracer · 1 pointr/buildapc

I had that one and returned it after hours of frustration trying to get it to work on Windows 10. Maybe someone got it to work but I'm not going out of my way for a new wifi adapter I paid for.

I currently have this one and it's working fine for me, it's a USB adapter though.

u/Ah-a-talking-muffin · 1 pointr/Ubuntu

I bought this one and have tried it out on various Ubuntu flavors on 18.04.3, 19.04, and 19.10 and it has worked flawlessly on all of them.

Edit: it also works very well at distance, at least when there isn’t any interference.

u/TuffActinTinactin · 1 pointr/linuxmint

Some devices of the same class work better than others. A N300 adapter should be able to max out at around 30MB per second, which is plenty and probably higher than your internet bandwidth. If you transfer large files on a local network an AC wifi adaptor might be better.
I don't know any good Linux compatible ones off hand, but this N300 one might have better range.

Anyways good luck.

u/ghostabdi · 1 pointr/HowToHack

Its probably the chip set, I bet it is an atheros, those tend to play nice, some do others don't, why? Well you are going to need someone more techy than me to find out. My best guess is from a prior experience when I had to put a card into monitor mode, it didn't happen so I suppose its drivers are crap for linux.

Anyway I would also think its probably better to put a few more dollars in to get the external antenna variant, [here.] (

u/timmygdizzle · 1 pointr/buildapc

Well you'd be best off with a good wireless card for your computer rather than one of those weird adapters. The less adapters/ devices in the mix the faster it will be. Like this one is a little nicer one but still inexpensive:

u/baaldlam · 1 pointr/computers

Would this work? Panda 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter - Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, Zorin, Kali Linux and Raspbian Wheezy

u/therankin · 1 pointr/dataisbeautiful

I've always had a good experience with Panda..
Panda Wireless PAU09 N600 Dual Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wireless N USB Adapter W/ Dual 5dBi Antennas - Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Mint, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, Kali Linux and Raspbian

Or (if you want it more portable but not as strong)...

Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter

u/kingcardboard · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you want a USB adapter that works, for the year or so my buddies and I have had it at least, this one works good for everything I've ever needed. I've used it in two rigs because I can't run a jack to my room and it's never let me down, not to expensive either.

u/I_Got_2_Pickles · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

It's most likely the dongle. I'm not sure but it might be Broadcom and those don't play well with Linux. The Panda PAU06 is plug and play apparently. You could also try asking over at /r/linuxhardware for help choosing.

Edit: You could also try this:

u/RHYTHM_GMZ · 1 pointr/hacking

I just finished an Evil Twin AP project a few days ago using monitor mode and packet injection. This is what I used:

u/UncleBlob · 1 pointr/computers

Are you referring to USB adapters? What is your price point?
The Panda PAU06 has good reviews on Amazon and is cheaper than most dual band adapters of comparable quality. I personally own the Linksys WUSB6300 and the TP-Link Archer T4U, both are good and the Archer works really easily with Linux as well, if that's your thing.

u/DramaticPlatypus · 1 pointr/CSULB

yep, got me one of these. thanks for the heads up.

u/BoxMasterX · 1 pointr/techsupport

The issue lies in your WiFi adapter on your laptop, usually the default ones are not so great. You will want to get a WiFI adapter that can handle your internet speeds, so if your down speed is 100 Mbps then you want a wifi adapter capable of that speed. One here for $20 that has High gain antenna and capable of up to 300 Mbps =)

u/jrallen7 · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

I can't compare it to one without an antenna, but I use the following adapter with my rpis and it works like a charm:

u/wallet_man · 1 pointr/EtherMining

Did you find a better alternative? Seems to be the most promising under the $20 range.

u/CurseOfAspiration · 1 pointr/HowToHack

The 722n v2 doesnt support monitor mode. Instead I would recommend a Panda PAU06, it is about the same price and supports kali.


u/iCeCoCaCoLa64 · 1 pointr/buildapcforme
  1. I'd recommend not using Wi-Fi on a desktop computer, but if you need to, you'll have to buy a USB Wi-Fi receiver. I recommend this one.

  2. The stock cooler on the i5-6500 is fine in my opinion, but if you want an upgrade, then you can splurge an extra $30 on a Hyper 212 EVO.
u/immaturducken · 1 pointr/csgo


I kinda had a problem like this a while ago, and it took me quite some time to determine what was going on, which, as it turns out, wasn't related to Steam or CSGO. Despite what others have said, for me it was a hardware (or firmware) issue. Anyway, here's what I figured out...

I run a Wifi setup because where I'm located I am not physically close to my router for LAN. My problem was similar to yours in so much that attempting to download updates would either corrupt the game, or end up with saying the download was corrupt. In any case, it turned out to be my primary WLAN card. To fix the situation, I swapped over to my secondary WLAN card and, go figure, update downloads started working just fine again with no corruptions of any kind. Not entirely sure what the issue is, considering the primary card works just fine for every other application, but this is the root of the problem, so changing up your cards is your best bet. If you don't have more than one, or if you use LAN vs WLAN, here's what I'd suggest you do...

For WLAN setup:

  • First off, try using LAN over WLAN if feasible. If not, keep reading...
  • Change to a different wireless card. If you don't have one, buy another cheap one from Amazon. [This] ( USB wireless adapter works just fine. I don't recommend things I haven't used myself.
  • With the two cards installed (once you have two), make sure you are using the new one.
  • Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Right click on the OLD adapter > Disable > Now make sure you can connect with the new adapter > Restart Steam and try downloading updates again

    For LAN setup (physical cable from router to PC):

  • Given that most computer only have one ethernet port, you options are limited.
  • Try wireless like above, recommendation on wireless adapter still stands.
  • Try a USB ethernet adapter. In this case, [this] ( one should do just fine. I use it for my Chromebook in areas with only LAN access.
  • With the USB adapter installed, make sure you are using it.
  • Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Right click your built in LAN port > Disable > Now make sure you can connect with the new adapter > Restart Steam and try downloading updates again

    If none of that works, the only other option I'd suggest to you that I didn't see listed here already is changing your download region in Steam.

  • Go to Steam > Settings > Download > Download Region > Change this to any region WELL AWAY from your current one, which is typically the one closest to you.
  • After change, restart Steam and try downloads again.

    The region change did not work for me, but did for many others, so that's the only reason why I mention it. In any case good luck!
u/markahoto · 1 pointr/buildapc

The cheapest and best option (which I use over my dedicated pcie card) is this panda wireless adapter. It does get hot, and would sometimes thermal throttle on my front usb ports if all them were in use. But gives me 5 bar connection from my room(weakest connection in my house)