Home >Amazon USA >Electronics >Computers & Accessories >Networking Products >Routers
Last Updated: 14 Dec 2018

GL iNet GL AR300M Mini Travel Router Wi Fi Converter OpenWrt Pre Installed Repeater Bridge 300Mbps High Performance 128MB Nand Flash 128MB RAM OpenVPN Tor Compatible Programmable IoT Gateway

7.9
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
125
Old Reviews
6
Unverified
3
Yes
WIFI
Yes
3G
Yes
USB
128 GB
MEMORY

Review Summary - 116 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Wifi
 39
vpn, router, network, hotel, hotspot
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  Great Router using it every day now  ...  "
comment
" ...  I can access this router from 192.168.8.1 and can still access my main router using its routerlogin.net portal. ... This effectively made all the devices on my network secured through VPN while not having to buy an expensive router that would have to replace my already expensive nighthawk that I don't want to fiddle with the firmware. ... Might be weird but I didn't want to lose the Netgear Genie as it makes it really easy to disable my teenager's internet!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I haven't used "in the real world" yet, but I was able to quickly configure the device to spin up a private wifi network from an existing wifi network and set it up so that a flip of a physical switch toggles it to route all traffic through an OpenVPN connection.  ...  "
comment
" ...  In less than a half hour with this device was able to get all my wifi devices behind a vpn.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It receives WiFi signals very well, and it transmits them just as well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wanted a small, robust linux device could use to connect to my home VPN server and then provide a WIFI network for client computers. ... I am utilizing my home network and network resources. ... I can connect a chomecast or Roku to this network. ... I can extend my home network at any time where ever I am.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This worked so well I Gabe it to my in laws to improve the WiFi coverage in their house.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Firewall between you and the Hotel's Wired or Wireless internet, shielding you from the other guests and aggregating a single link amongst multiple machines.  ...  "
Network
 34
wifi, routers, hotspot, travel router, signal
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  I can extend my home network at any time where ever I am.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very Nice travel router.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great Router using it every day now  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use it as an OpenVPN server to securely get into my home network from outside.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This worked so well I Gabe it to my in laws to improve the WiFi coverage in their house.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have this plugged in-between my modem and nighthawk router.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great router works great for a OPVN clinet using it with a PIVPN.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Excellent, small footprint router.  ...  "
Setup
 24
vpn, configure, router, really easy, openvpn
+100%
comment
" ...  After booting up, I configured the GL.inet router as a "usb modem" on the GL-inet setup page. ... Best $25 you can spend on a rural internet setup.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wispa mode was easy to configure.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Able to connect to the device behind my router firewall.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Setup is relatively easy for anyone with router experience. ... Configuring the repeater function and vpn client was straight forward.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Straight forward to configure even for a non-techie like myself.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Fairly intuitive setup.  ...  "
comment
" ...  easy to change to a TOR router if you need too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The included instructions were clear and straight forward. ... Overall, you can't go wrong with this purchase if you need a functional and easy to setup up travel Router.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 23
wifi, vpn, connection, switch, hotel
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Planning on installing OpenVPN Server on same cube.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Devices connected to the router without issue and all traffic was routed through the vpn as expected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought this so that when my family travels, all of our devices connect to it and I simply use my phone to connect it to the hotel wifi and only have to hit the splash page on my device.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It connects effortlessly to my home WiFi or my Verizon Jetpack MiFi when I travel. ... I don't have to manually switch connections, it "remembers" the connection and connects by itself, provided I set it up once before. ... I took it on vacation with me and it connected to the WiFi at the condo without a problem.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great little device.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I really like this device! ... It has made sharing my LTE hotspot tether connection super easy!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have one in my car to use as a portable WiFi with NAS.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Load balancing between two or more Internet Sources like a USB Dongle or Tethered device.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 21
easy to use, vpn, interface, fairly, easy to setup
+100%
comment
" ...  easy to change to a TOR router if you need too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The default interface is extremely easy to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Super easy to set up, super easy to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wispa mode was easy to configure.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Easy to set up. ... The interface is so easy to use and it really makes it easy to set up, and use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is quite easy to configure and it’s great that the VPN can be supported out of the box. ... - easy enough for novices but it has advanced capabilities for tech heads who want to play with it  ...  "
comment
" ...  Oh, and adding a privacy VPN on this was extremely easy - easier than most.  ...  "
comment
" ...  For basic functions, you can stay in a fairly friendly UI, but if you want to do something more advanced you need to move to a second UI that could be intimidating to non-experts.  ...  "
ISP
 19
vpn, connection, openvpn, mbps, internet
+74%
-26%
comment
" ...  Able to connect to the device behind my router firewall.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nice little VPN client router.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Now, for me?  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have this plugged in-between my modem and nighthawk router. ... I have simply installed the scripts and settings to this router to run a VPN with PIA (Private Internet Access) through my ISP.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A very nice minimalist router.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great router works great for a OPVN clinet using it with a PIVPN.  ...  "
comment
" ...  In speed tests, I could achieve a maximum of 7-8 Mbps while using my VPN. ... But usually speeds were closer to 6 Mbps.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought this mini router to act as the go-between for the Verizon hotspot and the router, rather than a laptop. ... The best news is the speed of my rural internet connection tripled. ... I was getting a consistent 6-7mbps connection using the hotspot-laptop-router connection. ... Now, using this device, I'm getting a consistent 20-22mbps conection.  ...  "
Features
 14
openwrt, mode, advanced, options, many
+100%
comment
" ...  This thing has some serious advances features that aren't even in $150 routers.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's light.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wispa mode was easy to configure.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very good and flexible with lots of options!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Still working great and I love the ability to change the function of the switch!  ...  "
comment
" ...  The price is right, and features are just what I need.  ...  "
comment
" ...  overall a great value with many features  ...  "
comment
" ...  But god forbid you have to venture into the advanced settings area with the GUI of OpenWRT, which made me feel like I was building a custom Linux distro.  ...  "
Ports
 13
ethernet, lan port, usb, wan, port
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  It would be nice if it had two USB ports, or built in Bluetooth, but can't complain yet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Extremely powerful micro router/computer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Stable, all tethering modes work including USB to iPhone, USB to android, wifi, and Ethernet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's (micro-)USB powered. ... * Connect to the internet through a USB modem and allow access to multiple devices through wifi. ... * Connect to a hotel wifi through ethernet if needed. ... * Provide LAN ethernet connection if needed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have it set up with both a cable modem (Comcast via WAN cable) and wireless modem (tethered ATT Mobley device via usb), and can still add a WiFi sources via WISP.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I've taken it all over the world and use it to safely connect many devices through either Shadowsocks or OpenVPN tunnels using the hotel wifi.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Stable and all tethering modes (wifi, USB, Ethernet) worked well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is special, in that you get a fully functional router+access point with transparent USB mass storage sharing (i.e., no modifications to the drives like many wireless "media hub" do) and both WAN and LAN Ethernet. ... Worked for all my immediate use cases out of the box, including wired and wireless access to USB storage, routing, and AP in hotels without wired connects. ... Would also love to see an m.2 slot internally to make for an ultra compact mini NAS.  ...  "
Firmware
 12
openwrt, dd wrt, ar300m, new firmware, gl
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I emailed support and they replied within an hour that a new firmware update would fix this. ... I can confirm that after the new firmware was installed, they do indeed save your settings!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Initially had some firmware bugs but it's gotten very stable and is easy to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It runs a customized version of the the open source OpenWrt firmware, so it has many features and good support.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I hope there will be firmware updates that will help with initially restricted networks.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The stock firmware is good, but it doesn't include out-of-the-box Wireguard access, except via the advanced setup interface, which is harder to use. ... I highly recommend downloading the "testing" firmware from the the gl-inet website. ... I am very impressed with the company that makes these little things because they are actively developing new firmware features for even their older hardware.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Combined this with the unofficial support of being able to custom roll an OpenWRT or LEDE build to do even MORE sophisticated things with this, it's a for the win.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was able to check for a firmware update using the control panel, the file downloaded TO THE DEVICE, and then the device UPDATED ITSELF!!!  ...  "
comment
" ...  The router firmware is well designed and its really easy to setup.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 11
worked, weeks, years, week, update
+73%
-27%
comment
" ...  Don't know how reliable this thing is .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Worked perfectly for me needs.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Will update after using it more  ...  "
comment
" ...  I found it remarkably simple to set up and it is working marvelously.  ...  "
comment
" ...  you will have no issues.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Connection lasts for days or weeks without fail.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, Rel 2.4 fixed that about 2 weeks later. ... However this was resolved in rel 2.5 about 6 weeks after purchasing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I played with OpenWRT a few years ago and it has come a long way.  ...  "
Price
 10
well, price, money, little, get
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  The price is right, and features are just what I need.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Bottom line: a good form factor and set of functionality at a reasonable price  ...  "
comment
" ...  I traveled with this internationally and it was worth every bit of what I paid for it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great little device for the cost.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You get a lot of features for the money here, and the diminutive size is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Is the AR300M worth paying extra for compared to the MT300N?  ...  "
comment
" ...  for the little testing I did it worked very well, it outperforms most routers in its price range.  ...  "

Review Spam Test    

In order to keep our review summaries as accurate as possible, we aggressively detect fake reviews. We use various signals to detect unnatural patterns and will gradually expose them here.

Test results not available. Click here to run the spam test.

Specifications

Body
Size:  5039.37 meters
Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
3G:  Yes 
USB:  Yes 
Memory
Memory:  128 GB