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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: 22 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
74
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
7
Spam Test
PASS
Yes
WIFI
128 GB
MEMORY
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 67 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 34
vpn, hotel wifi, 5ghz, wifi, using
+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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" ...  One can log in directly to the small linux-like system (Busybox apparently) on the router. ... A speed test via 5G wifi from the AR750S, at close proximity, yields 120 Mbs. ... The modem and router are upstairs in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  A great travel router, much better than expected. ... 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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" ...  Right now it is being used as the edge router for my network.  ...  "
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" ...  It connects to wireless signals just fine, and WISP mode is the way to go if you're using it at home, as it both extends the range of a wireless signal and creates its own subnet (which is easily secured). ... In said mode, it broadcasts two unique wireless SSIDs on 5GHZ and 2.4GHZ signals.  ...  "
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" ...  I have purchased multiple Gl iNet travel routers.  ...  "
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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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Wifi
 30
wifi, vpn, hotel wifi, using, 5ghz
+70%
-30%
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" ...  It is easy to forget how insecure wifi can be. ... I can also VPN into my home network using two-factor authentication.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all I would recommend this router.  ...  "
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" ...  A speed test via 5G wifi from the AR750S, at close proximity, yields 120 Mbs.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and and easy to use but wifi not coming with full speed with auto channel and only 6 channel it give acceptable speed i hop to fix this issue it is coming with dual band also 5ghz  ...  "
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" ...  I needed a router for traveling that was small and supported WireGuard, a fairly new VPN protocol. ... It has TWO WiFi channels, and can be used as a repeater. ... The router just works, set it and forget it, and that's what I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect travel router, with all the features that’d you need!  ...  "
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" ...  Right now it is being used as the edge router for my network.  ...  "
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" ...  A speed test via 5G wifi from the AR750S, at close proximity, yields 120 Mbs.  ...  "
Setup
 19
interface, router, advanced, openwrt, home
+89%
-11%
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" ...  You don't need advanced knowledge of IT or networking to work the device as it is fairly simple.  ...  "
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" ...  I install IP Cameras and NVR Servers. ... If I attempt to charge for a return visit to configure the network when the install is actually complete more often then not the client refuses to pay or pays net 120.  ...  "
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" ...  The user interface handles the basic setup smoothly, with access to advanced features.  ...  "
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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 was easy to re-install, but I was a bit surprised.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Love how easy it is to go from AP to repeater to Router.  ...  "
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" ...  I did however find the Mango model of this much easier to setup and configure.  ...  "
Software Platform
 19
openwrt, luci, interface, menus, hotel
+63%
-37%
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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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" ...  With a few software fixes, this could probably be a 4-star product.  ...  "
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" ...  Support email new firmware upgrade and ones again tethering works like a charm with my Samsung Galaxy S8, my iPhone 7 Plus and with my iPhone 6S.  ...  "
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" ...  Open Source software is running on the unit making it well established.  ...  "
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" ...  it also has VPN feature, and I tested it .  ...  "
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" ...  It has a full version of OpenWRT, which can be upgraded from OpenWRT website, so updates be be available for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  It can act as a VPN Client or as a VPN Server.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Ports
 15
port, via, ports, lan, wan
+80%
-20%
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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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" ...  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 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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" ...  Easy to connect to either hotel WiFi or Ethernet cable and remain behind a FW in both instance.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  I pulled the router into the Ethernet port in the wall and it works great. ... I put the WAN cable directly into my laptop (Thank God my Lenovo P72 still has the old school ethernet port) and the internet worked fine.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 11
interface, advanced, setup, user, really
+91%
-9%
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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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" ...  I did however find the Mango model of this much easier to setup and configure.  ...  "
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" ...  The User Interface (UI) for this router is BRILLIANTLY done.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to re-install, but I was a bit surprised.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It was easy to re-install, but I was a bit surprised.  ...  "
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" ...  The user interface handles the basic setup smoothly, with access to advanced features.  ...  "
Firmware
 10
router, update, vpn, software, openwrt
+90%
-10%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  The firmware is really good and it's been much more reliable than other similar devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Support email new firmware upgrade and ones again tethering works like a charm with my Samsung Galaxy S8, my iPhone 7 Plus and with my iPhone 6S.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a full version of OpenWRT, which can be upgraded from OpenWRT website, so updates be be available for a long time.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  If the firmware was less buggy and it had a faster processor, then this would get 5 stars.  ...  "
ISP
 9
vpn, speed, modem, ethernet, connected
+78%
-22%
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" ...  The settings are so much easier to work with than my old router, too.  ...  "
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" ...  With this unit I have configured parameters as I need and can complete my work 100%.  ...  "
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" ...  Ive set it up as a VPN, Network Bridge and Wireless access point.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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 set all my other devices to this and only have to log in once as my other devices  ...  "
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" ...  It can act as a VPN Client or as a VPN Server.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It can act as a VPN Client or as a VPN Server.  ...  "
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" ...  I have two laptops, 3 firestick and a smart TV connected and no issues  ...  "
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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 also VPN into my home network using two-factor authentication.  ...  "
For Travel
 8
traveling, use, thing, trip, 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.  ...  "
Capacity
 8
setup, router, home network, home, apartment
+88%
-13%
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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
 8
speed, need, unusable slow, snort, slow
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Quite happy with the performance so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I tested a few of these devices and this one doesn't slow me down (online teaching means I need the fastest speed I can get I don't want my portable emergency router slowing me down).  ...  "
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" ...  Great improvement in speeds doing it this way.  ...  "
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" ...  Great improvement in speeds doing it this way.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
router, problems
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Within the 6 months of having the product I only used it about 10 - 15 times and now the router fail to boot even after a reset.  ...  "
Size
 6
use, compact, traveling
+100%
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" ...  Slips right into my laptop bag, perfection.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Apps
 4
would, scripts, ads
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Controls
 3
button, vpn, switch, radio, found
+67%
-33%
Features
 3
vpn
+100%
comment
" ...  - 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 .  ...  "
USB
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  I never previously even considered this before, but powered off the NVR USB and its portable HDD size made it a no brainer.  ...  "
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" ...  You can run it from almost any USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  You can run it from almost any USB port.  ...  "
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%
comment
" ...  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