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GL.inet GL-MT300N-V2 300mbps Travel Router Wi-Fi / Dual Ethernet Ports $24.51 + Post ($0 w/ Prime or $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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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.

New firmware 3.100 supports TOR in the standard interface

Check previous posts for usage cases, questions etc.

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.

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    WebCam extendable?

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    Good deal. Thanks OP

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    What is the purpose of this?

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      Can this be used to load nordvpn and access US content if smart tv is connected via wifi to it?

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        yes, you can set it up with openVPN config

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          Also, can the TV still access local content or the network is isolated? Asking cause I want to use NordVPN but also access the content of my NAS on the local network.

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        I'm uncertain it'll be fast enough. The more expensive model GL-AR750s is rated for 17mbp/s for openvpn so this will be a lot less.

  • +9 votes

    Great handy device.

    Going to summarise for all future GL.inet mango deals.

    a few uses cases:

    • If you have kids or multiple devices, you can share a single WiFi hotspot e.g. travel sim or hotel/airplane WiFi
    • Share media via USB drive instead of loading content onto each device
    • no need to setup chromecast each time, all your devices will remember the mango wifi so you can watch your own stuff on TVs in hotels etc.
    • Hotel wifi sometimes limits you to either 1 device, connect the mango as your 1 device (it gives you the captive portal page) and share with multiple devices
    • OpenVPN configurable
    • powered by USB, use a powerbank on the go or in the car

    highly recommended and now comes with me on all my trips

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      Another to add is,connect this to the TV so you can vpn easily with Netflix etc.

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      I am now in Japan and using this router with a Chromecast v1. It is so handy to have Netflix played in Hotel room TV, perfect to keep the kids not running around in the room.

      • +1 vote

        Also, using a travel router like this works in hotel internet which are using captive portal to login to gain internet access, only the first device that connect to the router wifi need to login, other devices can gain internet access directly. This is especially useful for devices that cannot support login (eg google home and google Chromecast), or of the internet usage is paid per day per login credential, this will only be in one account.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP

    Any cheap 4g dongle recommendations?

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    So just to clarify, if I wanted to use my phone's internet for the whole house, would I be able to connect this device to my phone via hotspot and then everything connects to this device?

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      Yes.

      Still depends on the size of your house and the range but you can repeat your wifi no problems.

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    Is there an easy user guide?

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    Does it support USB Hard drives (non-ssd), or only USB sticks for sharing files?

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      By how little input power it has* I'd imagine it'd work fine with externally powered hard drives, but not ones that get their power from the same USB port as the data.

      • single USB port, not mentioning USB3 or any special current needs, so must be USB2 which is only 5V 0.5A/500mA to share between itself and any devices plugged into it
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    What wifi bandwidth is required for two users to be able to smoothly watch separate 1080p videos off USB storage? I read elsewhere that this device is giving 50mbps wifi (non-VPN) bandwidth, so that should be enough, with some to spare, right?

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      50Mbps is roughly Blu-ray 1080p bitrate (25GB per hour)… So as log as it's more compressed than that it should be fine.

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    These are a great little device.

    We take one travelling everywhere as it allows easy and secure sharing of free hotel WiFi, Telstra Air or hotspot from one phone without having to re-configure every device every time (we usually have 4 phones, 4 iPads, 2 laptops that travel with us as a family). I also have one as a VPN server on my home network, so if we ever need to VPN home I just slide the side switch and voila, now every device is routed via home VPN.

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    Does this have a bandwidth limiting feature? Would like to limit the bandwidth available to the kids ipads within my house.

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      I don't think it has in the native interface but it runs on OpenWRT which probably has a plugin for that. You'd go to Advanced Settings and install it.

  • +2 votes

    Fun Use…
    You can plug in a $20-30 RTL-SDR Dongle, copy and past a few lines of code from some dude on the net, open SDRSharp on your computer, and connect over LAN/Internet to have a remote Radio Scanner. Install at your mates place who lives on a hill and enjoy from home.(VPN req.)

    https://github.com/alanbjohnston/CubeSatSim/wiki/RTL-SDR-on-...

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    What are you guys buying in addition to this to get the total to $39 to get free shipping?

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      Bought earlier and got two - 2nd has already found a new home with a family member. Giftee will thank you for your kindness!

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    I received one of these from my VPN provider. My experience is that the speed through this device was bad due to limited processing capabilities.

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    Shoprewards!

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    Guys can someone tell me if the following is possible with this device?

    Basically I want to go to a hotel and use chromecast, however the issue I always get is the login page for the hotel and thus I can't use chromecast.

    Will this help with that?

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      Yes, that’s one of the main reasons people buy this.
      Here’s step by step instructions. That guide uses a different travel modem, but the mango works the same way.

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        Thanks mate! Much appreciated

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        Do you have to bring your own Chromecast along with this router?

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        Doesn't the Android mobile hotspot feature (with WiFi sharing turned on) do the same thing?

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        Wi-Fi hotspot will do the same thing but (1) it‘ll cost you a lot when overseas (2) mobile data isn’t always fast enough for streaming (3) you can use your own VPN when using a travel router (4) having your own network frees up your phone for other stuff

        I also believe (someone correct me if wrong) that you can’t cast to the chromecast from a personal hotspot? I think that the chromecast and your mobile device have to be connected to the same (separate) Wi-Fi network. It’ll work if you have two android devices I think

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    Hi, what are the wan port and lan port speeds?

    Also, I'm confused with the product specifications: https://imgur.com/a/D8V5Mg8

    It has an ethernet port but no gigabit port? Would appreciate some clarification, thanks!

    • +2 votes

      All gigabit ports are ethernet port but not all ethernet ports are gigbit port

      Ethernet ports with 1 gigabit speed are called gigabit port. This one's ethernet port does not support gigabit. Can't think of anyway you might get gigabit supplied to you while traveling. If you need gigabit speed, get this one: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07GBXMBQF

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    Thanks OP. Exactly what I was looking for to isolate the servers on my home network and openWRT / openVPN just sweetens the deal.

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    I have one of these. Perfect for streaming Netflix and Hulu via VPN using the openVPN feature.

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    HaSn't this been cheaper before?

  • +9 votes

    Couple of things here that maybe useful (in no particular order):

    1. If you use as a WISP repeater then you WILL lost 50% of your bandwidth as the 2.4Ghz channel is shared between WISP/WAN and LAN. If you want to avoid this better to look at a dual band travel router like the AR750S and WISP on one band and WiFI LAN on the other
    2. Supports out of the box OpenVPN and Wireguard Server and Client and with the latest firmware TOR client.
    3. VPN access on/off can be controlled by a physical on/off switch. So you could connect to the Mango WiFi "normally" and when you want to you can flick the switch to turn on the VPN. I have a Mango as part of my network that only some of MY devices attach to so not everyone on the network is affected.
    4. Via the web interface you can switch VPNs. I have a Wireguard client back to my home router server for security and Australian internet access but also have 3 OpenVPN countries setup on Nord/Pure for geographical VPN. It's easy as dragging a CFG file into the interface to setup and the web interface lets you change between them
    5. One thing that isn't mentioned is the security implications on connecting to an open network. You end up with your own firewalled, subnetted network (This is why Chromecast will work on a hotel captive portal network)
    6. While default is 1 WAN and 1 LAN ethernet, if you are using WISP you can change to 2 LAN ports
    7. Because it's OpenWRT based you can add any of the packages out of the OpenWRT repository. I have run VPNS, AdBlock, Transmission Torrent downloads to the USB stick connected etc
    8. It can also be used as an AP or repeater. Handy because of it's size
    9. 5V/1A means you can run off a phone power pack, modern PC/Tablet USB port, Car 5V adapter or powerbanks. I'll often sit in an internet cafe with the Mango connected to a USB port on my notebook and WISP connect to the free WiFi for security.
    10. It is never going to be the fastest or strongest WiFi box out there.
    11. Because of it's lower power consumption one of my projects I want to do is a geocache out in the bush. Mango+powerbank+solar cell in a waterproof container. You can create a captive portal on it which will be used to present a web page to the final cache destination.
    12. Full LUCI interface can still be accessed outside of the Gl.iNet wrapper
    13. Note that this is using Mediatek proprietary network drivers.
    14. There are alternative firmwares out there - Native OpenWRT, RooTer…..
    15. If you're on holidays with the family you can configure all your devices to attach to the Mango and as you move from free WiFi to free Wifi you don't have to reconnect all their devices just the Mango once. You can put a USB stick on it to share music/movies/photos (or in a car, or on a plane) even without an internet connection.
    16. You can connect a 4G USB Dongle to it (as long as it's supported by OpenWRT) or USB tether you mobile to it and use as a router to share the LTE.
    17. Because the router presents itself as a device to the network, and all connected devices to the Mango present as the Mango (if that makes sense), gets around restrictive WiFi networks where you can only have a limited number of devices. Useful too if you're paying for per device.

    It's a great small and versatile unit. It won't suit everyone or every circumstance, but if you've got a use for it they're a great jigger :)

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      Great post! Thank you

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      1. If you share a USB stick you will have to manually enable SMB1 access on a Windows machine.
      2. If you're a solder jockey there are multiple GPIO ports on it and you can use it to do some cool things like opening garage doors and turn things on and off (beyond my knowledge set but there are some Youtube videos out there on it).
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        How does the mango compare with GL.iNet GL-AR300M?
        Is there an easy way to compare all products you sell in amazon?

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          There's a comparison chart on the front page of their website.

          Biggest differences are external antenna support, only 2 GPIO's compared to 4 and the fact that it's based on the Atheros SOC rather than the Mediatek. I'm actually not sure how much difference the SOC makes though I believe the Atheros is better for development work.

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      So if I was to connect my phone and laptop to 300mbp wifi the total max speed i'll get is 75mbp for each device?

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      What's the advantage using this over tethering or internet sharing using a mobile phone running Android P/10?

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    Any versions of this that have internal batteries or does anyone have any recommendation.

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      The only internal battery ones in the Gl.iNet range are LTE enabled and substantially bigger and more expensive (MiFi (which I wouldn't recommend) and the new Mudi ).

      There is the the Hootoo device that has a built in battery but it's proprietary firmware so nowhere near as flexible (and again substantially bigger)

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    Ooh this expired. Any chance to extend the discount code?

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