Last Updated: 20 Mar 2019

GL iNet GL AR750S Ext Gigabit Travel AC Router Slate 300Mbps 2 4G 433Mbps 5G Wi Fi 128MB RAM MicroSD Support OpenWrt LEDE pre Installed Cloudflare DNS Power Adapter and Cables Included

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2019
7.2
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
64
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
8
Spam Test
PASS
Yes
WIFI
128 GB
MEMORY
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 56 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 31
vpn, hotel wifi, travel router, 5ghz, wifi
+74%
-26%
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" ...  I recently purchased this router to use at hotels during travel over the holidays. ... A HUGE advantage to this router is 5G. ... By having dual-band capability you can connect to the hotel wifi using 2.4Ghz and your devices can connect to this router via 5GHz.  ...  "
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" ...  I recently purchased this router to use at hotels during travel over the holidays. ... A HUGE advantage to this router is 5G. ... By having dual-band capability you can connect to the hotel wifi using 2.4Ghz and your devices can connect to this router via 5GHz.  ...  "
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely love this 1000 Mbps router.  ...  "
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" ...  Great router -- it does exactly what expected.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely love this 1000 Mbps router.  ...  "
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" ...  Ive set it up as a VPN, Network Bridge and Wireless access point.  ...  "
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Wifi
 27
wifi, vpn, hotel wifi, 5ghz, travel router
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  A HUGE advantage to this router is 5G. ... By having dual-band capability you can connect to the hotel wifi using 2.4Ghz and your devices can connect to this router via 5GHz. ... All in all a nice little router for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Ive set it up as a VPN, Network Bridge and Wireless access point.  ...  "
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" ...  Great router -- it does exactly what expected.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi performance: on a 250 Mbs connection, this was able to achieve 130 Mbs connected to a 5GHz source with only 1 5GHz client connected connected to the Slate on speedtest.  ...  "
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" ...  It converts the hotel wifi to a secure wifi with either 2.4 or 5 ghz. ... Also, I use with a vpn an feel my wifi is about as secure as I can get being in a hotel.  ...  "
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" ...  A speed test via 5G wifi from the AR750S, at close proximity, yields 120 Mbs.  ...  "
Setup
 19
interface, router, easy, advanced, home
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Earlier I had to install VPN on every device, this smart router has built-in OpenVPN and I just need to turn it on, all my devices connect to the VPN automatically and I can enjoy Youtube/Netflix.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an OpenVPN setup running at my home and used this for secure tunneling from the hotel.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting up WireGuard was a simple as entering my account number with my provider (it supports Azire and Mullvad out the box!)  ...  "
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" ...  I have an OpenVPN setup running at my home and used this for secure tunneling from the hotel.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to re-install, but I was a bit surprised.  ...  "
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  It took me a while to figure out how to configure hidden SSID and MAC Address Filtering, but I finally figured it out.  ...  "
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
Software Platform
 14
luci, openwrt, menus, interface, hotel
+64%
-36%
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" ...  It can act as a VPN Client or as a VPN Server.  ...  "
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" ...  With a few software fixes, this could probably be a 4-star product.  ...  "
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" ...  Open Source software is running on the unit making it well established.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything at home is behind a strong firewall, and sent out a VPN. ... I can also VPN into my home network using two-factor authentication. ... That means we can use our home pihole to block all ads in every app and browser.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything at home is behind a strong firewall, and sent out a VPN. ... I can also VPN into my home network using two-factor authentication. ... That means we can use our home pihole to block all ads in every app and browser.  ...  "
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" ...  it also has VPN feature, and I tested it .  ...  "
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" ...  Earlier I had to install VPN on every device, this smart router has built-in OpenVPN and I just need to turn it on, all my devices connect to the VPN automatically and I can enjoy Youtube/Netflix.  ...  "
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" ...  It can act as a VPN Client or as a VPN Server.  ...  "
Ports
 14
port, via, ports, lan, wan
+79%
-21%
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" ...  This one lets you use all 3 ports for LAN, which is great for control over two devices with my laptop plugged in. ... You can run it from almost any USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  This small travel router with a footprint just larger than a credit card is powered via microUSB that draws between 0.4A - 0.6 A so you may not need to use the original 2A brick. ... WAN & LAN ports are 1GB Ethernet ports. ... Connecting the WAN port directly to the modem provided WiFi 5GHz speed topping out at 165 Mbs.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to ssh in straight away and change around the settings, I'm using it as a netem box, with the WAN and LAN ports bonded together, and the other LAN port as the management interface.  ...  "
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" ...  This is very convenient and functional product for its size, function, USB power and OpenWRT.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect to either hotel WiFi or Ethernet cable and remain behind a FW in both instance.  ...  "
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" ...  You just need to connect your computer via wireless or Ethernet cable to the router and then connect the router to the hotel's WiFi or Ethernet (if available in your room) and then go to the sign-in page to log-in.  ...  "
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" ...  You just need to connect your computer via wireless or Ethernet cable to the router and then connect the router to the hotel's WiFi or Ethernet (if available in your room) and then go to the sign-in page to log-in.  ...  "
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" ...  This is very convenient and functional product for its size, function, USB power and OpenWRT.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 12
interface, advanced, user, setup, router
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It was easy to re-install, but I was a bit surprised.  ...  "
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" ...  The User Interface (UI) for this router is BRILLIANTLY done.  ...  "
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  It's really that easy. ... You don't need advanced knowledge of IT or networking to work the device as it is fairly simple.  ...  "
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" ...  The user interface handles the basic setup smoothly, with access to advanced features.  ...  "
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" ...  It's really that easy. ... You don't need advanced knowledge of IT or networking to work the device as it is fairly simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  The user interface handles the basic setup smoothly, with access to advanced features.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 9
using, devices, two, home network, device
+100%
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" ...  I can also VPN into my home network using two-factor authentication.  ...  "
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" ...  I can also VPN into my home network using two-factor authentication.  ...  "
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" ...  It can act as a VPN Client or as a VPN Server.  ...  "
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" ...  If not using the VPN, then this was able to to achieve 130 Mbs with 1 client.  ...  "
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" ...  This little product is a gem for travelers who need a lot of connectivity options for different devices.  ...  "
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" ...  This little product is a gem for travelers who need a lot of connectivity options for different devices.  ...  "
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" ...  I can set all my other devices to this and only have to log in once as my other devices  ...  "
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" ...  I have two laptops, 3 firestick and a smart TV connected and no issues  ...  "
For Travel
 8
traveling, use, trip, thing, one
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It's about the size of a Raspberry Pi and great for travel programming.  ...  "
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" ...  It's about the size of a Raspberry Pi and great for travel programming.  ...  "
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" ...  Ideal for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Ideal for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  With this thing, I have something very nearly as good, that automatically protects any wireless device that me or my family uses while traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  With this thing, I have something very nearly as good, that automatically protects any wireless device that me or my family uses while traveling.  ...  "
Firmware
 8
router, update, vpn, software, buggy
+88%
-13%
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" ...  The firmware is really good and it's been much more reliable than other similar devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus the firmware is customizable and I'm always using the advanced menu to tweak various features on the router.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus the firmware is customizable and I'm always using the advanced menu to tweak various features on the router.  ...  "
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" ...  In fact, many people never change the router password, or update its firmware, let alone use a strong firewall or VPN. ... I built a router at home with a mini PC and OPNsense software.  ...  "
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" ...  In fact, many people never change the router password, or update its firmware, let alone use a strong firewall or VPN. ... I built a router at home with a mini PC and OPNsense software.  ...  "
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" ...  If the firmware was less buggy and it had a faster processor, then this would get 5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to perform well in all my tests and has good range, but even after the latest software update of 3.003 It still has the bug of not transmitting on 5 ghz if your input is from 5 ghz.  ...  "
ISP
 8
speed, modem, ethernet, connected, ar750s
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Ive set it up as a VPN, Network Bridge and Wireless access point.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting up WireGuard was a simple as entering my account number with my provider (it supports Azire and Mullvad out the box!)  ...  "
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" ...  I currently have it set up as Repeater for Xfinity Hotspot.  ...  "
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" ...  My modem came with a wireless router. ... The AR750S is ethernet connected immediately downstream from the modem/router. ... 200 Mbps is the rated speed of my ISP.  ...  "
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" ...  My modem came with a wireless router. ... The AR750S is ethernet connected immediately downstream from the modem/router. ... 200 Mbps is the rated speed of my ISP.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all I would recommend this router.  ...  "
Capacity
 7
setup, router, home network, home, hotel
+100%
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" ...  The modem and router are upstairs in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  The modem and router are upstairs in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Some hotels also limit the amount of devices you can connect per account/rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  Some hotels also limit the amount of devices you can connect per account/rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  We can easily vpn into our home network. ... All my work for that great home setup is now on the road with us.  ...  "
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" ...  We can easily vpn into our home network. ... All my work for that great home setup is now on the road with us.  ...  "
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" ...  So for a family of 4 sharing an internet connection at a hotel/timeshare, as long as the connection at the resort is fast enough, everyone should be able watch their own video stream over the shared VPN connection (but not everyone will be watching a different movie at the same time, so this should suffice).  ...  "
Overall performance
 6
speed, need, unusable slow, snort, slow
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I do not like it for its performance. ... with snort unusable slow but acceptable  ...  "
Size
 5
use, compact, traveling
+100%
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" ...  Super compact and you can power it on just from your phone portable charger!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of great functionality in such a compact frame  ...  "
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" ...  Ideal for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Ideal for travel.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
+50%
-50%
Controls
 3
button, vpn, switch, radio, found
+67%
-33%
Apps
 3
scripts, ads
+67%
-33%
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" ...  That means we can use our home pihole to block all ads in every app and browser.  ...  "
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" ...  That means we can use our home pihole to block all ads in every app and browser.  ...  "
Features
 3
vpn
+100%
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" ...  - lots of features  ...  "
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" ...  I started with this brand about 3 years ago and each successive device has more useful features that the previous.  ...  "
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" ...  it also has VPN feature, and I tested it .  ...  "
Battery Life
 3
plug, pack, also, router
+100%
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" ...  I've velcro'd it to a similarly size battery pack (keepin green, it's also on Amazon) and now have the perfect, as portable as possible travel router/recharge station/media server/VPN router.  ...  "
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" ...  I also tested using it with a battery pack just in case that situation ever came up.  ...  "
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" ...  I also tested using it with a battery pack just in case that situation ever came up.  ...  "
Charging
 3
battery, compact
+100%
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" ...  Super compact and you can power it on just from your phone portable charger!!!  ...  "
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" ...  This device would benefit tremendously from the addition of a rechargeable battery with folding wall plug.  ...  "
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" ...  This device would benefit tremendously from the addition of a rechargeable battery with folding wall plug.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  2 
USB:  Yes 
Memory
Memory:  128 GB
SD Card Type:  Micro SD 
Yes
WIFI
128 GB
MEMORY
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS