USB 4G LTE-Advanced Modem for GNU / Linux (US & Global Markets, TPE-USB4G2US)

USB 4G LTE-Advanced Modem for GNU / Linux (US & Global Markets, TPE-USB4G2US)
Get the best GNU/Linux supported USB 4G LTE-Advanced modem on the market today. With our USB 4G LTE-Advanced Modem, connecting to the Internet is easy. Just plug it in, run your distribution's Mobile Broadband connection wizard, and surf. It's genuinely Penguin friendly with all recent desktop oriented GNU/Linux distributions supported out of the box. Best of all we have two variants of this model to cater to those inside and outside of the United States.

  • Experience cellular internet connectivity speeds of up to 150Mbps.

  • This USB 4G LTE-Advanced Modem (TPE-USB4G2US) is designed for the US and global markets depending on the variant you purchase and supports connecting to most major US providers (except Verizon).

  • Ample documentation: We provide documentation on connecting to the internet for most popular and libre (free) distributions.

  • Never worry about support after an upgrade: There are no dependencies on proprietary drivers, NDISWrapper, or other OS-loaded binary blobs.

  • Configured to work with major desktop distributions out of the box and our line of free software routers.

  • The US edition supports North American cellular providers: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, USCC, and Rogers (Canada) .

  • The global edition supports all Australian cellular providers, but some better than others. The global edition supports all Telstra & Vodafone 4G bands and 5 of 6 Optus 4G bands. All other Australian providers are mobile virtual network providers that piggyback on one of these three networks.

  • US Variant: LTE FDD bands: B2/B4/B5/B12/B13/B14/B66/B71 used by mobile operators in United States, Canada and Latin America.

  • LTE Category: CAT 4 (150Mbps Downlink, 50Mbps Uplink).

  • Supported on all our current and older routers with a USB port running LibreCMC 1.5.14+

  • The best support: Not only do we have lots of documentation for GNU/Linux and free software operating systems, but we provide end-user support so customers who have questions don't have to worry about sub-par or non-existent cellular provider support for GNU/Linux. Have a question? Just email us

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting DHL shipping or when selecting our USPS shipping option for those within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Chipset EC25-AF (US / North America variant)

EG25-G (Global variant)
Interface Default QMI
LTE FDD bands US Variant: 2 (1900MHz) / 4 (1700MHz) / 5 (850MHz) / 12 (700MHz) / 13 (780MHz) / 14 (790MHz) / 66 (1900MHz) / 71 (680MHz)

Global Variant: 1 (2100MHz) / 2 (1900MHz) / 3 (1800MHz) / 4 (1700MHz) / 5 (850MHz) / 7 (2600MHz) / 8 (900MHz) / 12 (700MHz) / 13 (780MHz) / 18 (850MHz) / 19 (850MHz) / 20 (800MHz) / 25 (1900MHz) / 26 (850MHz) / 28 (700MHz)
WCDMA US Variant: 2 (900MHz) / 4 (1800MHz) / 5 (450MHz)

Global Variant: 1 (1900MHz)/ 2 (900MHz) / 4 (850MHz) / 5 (450MHz)/ 6 (2100MHz) / 8 (1800MHz) / 19 (700MHz)
LTE-TDD Global Variant: 38 (2600MHz) / 39 (1900MHz) / 40 (2300MHz) / 41 (2500MHz)
GSM Global Variant: 2 (850MHz) / 3 (900MHz) / 5 (1800MHz) / 8 (1900MHz)
Carrier US Variant: North America: Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile/U.S. Cellular

US Variant: Canada: Rogers/Telus
Data transfer speed US Variant: LTE-FDD Data Rate (Mbps): 150 (DL)/ 50 (UL)
US Variant: VDC-HSPA+ Data Rate (Mbps): 42 (DL)/ 5.76 (UL)
US Variant: WCDMA Data Rate (Kbps): 384 (DL)/ 384 (UL)

Gobal Variant: Max 150Mbps (download) / Max 50Mbps (upload)
SIM Card Slot Nano SIM
Power USB (no additional power required)
Plug & Play and Hot-Swapping Yes
Drivers USB Serial Driver: Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10, Linux 2.6~5.4, Android 4.x/ 5.x/ 6.x/ 7.x/ 9.x
MBIM: Windows 8/8.1/10, Linux 3.18~5.4
QMI_WWAN Driver: Linux 3.4~5.4
Dimensions 3 3/14 x 1 7/16 x .5 inches
Power consumption 10μA @Power off
1.0mA @Sleep, Typ.
23.3mA @Idle
Compatible With Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10
Android 4.x/ 5.x/ 6.x/ 7.x/ 9.x
Linux 2.6+


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Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 9+
Parabola GNU/Linux 2019.03.10, 2020.01.18, 2020.01.22, 2020.08.02, 2020.08.03, 2020.09, 2021.08.11, 2022.04, 2024.02
Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Debian 10, 11, 12
Linux Mint 19.3, 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
Fedora 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39


We offer two variants of this model to best support international markets. The US variant is for those in the US/North America. The global version is for those outside North America. If in doubt contact support for compatibility with a specific provider.

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Different regions have different power standards and plugs. Select the one appropriate to your region. To use the USB port you will need more power than the stock adapter can provide. Upgraded power adapter options are available from us for some regions.

Different regions have different power standards and plugs. Select the one appropriate to your region. To use the USB port you will need more power than the stock adapter can provide. Upgraded power adapter options are available from us for some regions.

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Some providers make obtaining service difficult. To ensure a more seamless user experience we recommend picking up a SIM card with your purchase. Data/service not included w/ sim; see plan info.

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