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Because of their flexibility these mini routers are great little jiggers both at home and especially if you travel a lot. Was looking for a replacement travel router for my TP-Link TL-WR802N. Something a little bit more flexible that was actually getting firmware updates, would support a (tethered/USB) 4G modem and supported OpenVPN.
The GL-MT300N-V2 supports full OpenWRT, multiple modes and the USB 5V 1A power input gives you heaps of options to power (from notebook, phone charger, powerbank) for remote applications.
Caveat: Not going to be the fastest nor have the best WiFi range and only supports 2.4 Ghz (n). Need to take into account for usage cases.
Cheapest I can find especially with the free shipping including expedited. This is shipped direct from the manufacturer www.gl-inet.com but is cheaper than ordering from Gl.Inet website directly.
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MINI TRAVEL ROUTER: Convert a public network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing. Tethering, 3G/4G USB Modem Compatible. Powered by any laptop USB, power banks or 5V DC adapters (sold separately). 39g (1.41 Oz) only and pocket friendly.
OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE: OpenWrt pre-installed, USB disk and WebCam extendable.
LARGER STORAGE & EXTENDABILITY: 128MB RAM, 16MB Flash ROM, dual Ethernet ports, UART and GPIOs available for hardware DIY.
OPENVPN CLIENT & TOR: OpenVPN client pre-installed, compatible with 20+ VPN service providers. TOR firmware available for downloading.
PACKAGE CONTENTS: GL-MT300N-V2 mini router (1-year Warranty), USB cable, User Manual.
Update: This is now fulfilled by Amazon and you'll need Amazon Prime or a min spend of $49 for free shipping