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Mango - GL.inet GL-MT300N-V2 Mini Travel Router $29.21 + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) via GL.iNet Amazon AU

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Feed your inner geek some (more) Mango 😉

OK nobody is travelling, but these things have a lot more uses than just that.

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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
Also available with builtin Adguard Home

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.

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

*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
*Supports out of the box OpenVPN and Wireguard Server and Client and with the latest firmware TOR client.
*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.
*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
*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)
*While default is 1 WAN and 1 LAN ethernet, if you are using WISP you can change to 2 LAN ports
*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
*It can also be used as an AP or repeater. Handy because of it's size
*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.
*It is never going to be the fastest or strongest WiFi box out there.
*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.
*Full LUCI interface can still be accessed outside of the Gl.iNet wrapper
*Note that this is using Mediatek proprietary network drivers.
*There are alternative firmwares out there - Native OpenWRT, RooTer…..
*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.
*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.
*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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  • +3 votes

    Boo. Most expensive in recent times. No deal.

    • +3 votes

      yeah, maybe we could stop posting these every two weeks, hey?

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        The new Bostentan belt

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        Isn't it still cheaper than normal $35 price?

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          I mean sure, but apart from May it’s been about $5-$6 cheaper every other month. May as well wait.

          • +2 votes

            @LittleTicket: I don't work for gl inet, they just ask me to post and set the pricing. They are a small company and dont have the advertising budget of bigger companies so are using ozbargain to gain market share and awareness of their products.

            • +1 vote

              @Limbot: Not having a dip at you mate. Just saying it’s been cheaper before so no deal.

              They may not have the advertising budget but if you’re not spending on advertising you can pump it in to a cheaper product?

            • +1 vote

              @Limbot: Don't forget you do awesome in-depth reviews of their products :)

      • +2 votes

        You can hide deals from this store if you want.

  • -3 votes

    is there a mini stay the (profanity) home version for vics?

  • -1 vote

    you WILL lost 50%

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    Can you uses these in wireless client mode? (I want to bridge an ethernet only client to my wifi). Don't want it doing any kind of firewalling or wifi repeating. It seems that it can be done in luci, however wondering if anyone has done this in practice.

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      Yes you can, I've done it. I think the ethernet client will be NATed though (there may be some way around that but I didn't need to find it for my use case.)

      • +4 votes

        Install in repeater mode and turn off the WLAN interface.

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        OK great, thanks. Exactly the info I needed.

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    I'm thinking of getting one of these.
    Do these have the ability to allocate bandwidth for each connected device?

    Thank you

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    Would this or the GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext be better for my needs?

    I need something that I can plug into a ethernet cable so that wireless devices can be used at the other end of my house, but also something I can take with my on holiday to connect my chromecast to hotel wifi/mobile data.

    Will this or the other one do that, or do I need something else?

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      1) What frequency are the "wireless devices" that are at the other end of your house? (2.5ghz or 5ghz)
      2) Do you have a wired connection between your router and "the other end of your house"?
      3) Were you thinking of putting this device near your router, or at the other end of your house?
      4) How far is "the other end of your house", and would you want these wifi signals to go through brick or concrete walls to get there? (eop may be more suitable)

      5) Did you want to connect any wired devices when using hotel wifi/mobile data?
      6) Would you want to be using VPN services on a your glinet device when using hotel/mobile data, and if so, would it be to stream video? If so, do you know if your VPN provider is OpenVPN or Wireguard?

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    Any sale on iNet GL-AR150?

  • -2 votes

    sure, i get it may be popular among travellers that really need this..
    i bought from amazon and tried it, interface was horrible, it can't connect to enterprise wireless (unless you tinker with it which i don't know how to), and it doesn't really do that much to justify spending $30 for me anyway.

    ** Reason for neg - this has come up so many times in the past it's becoming an advertisement rather than a deal like many comments above. It needs to stop. **

    • +4 votes

      It needs to stop.

      no it doesn't

    • +3 votes

      it can't connect to enterprise wireless (unless you tinker with it which i don't know how to)

      Time to learn?

      ** Reason for neg - this has come up so many times in the past it's becoming an advertisement rather than a deal like many comments above. It needs to stop. **

      Others are looking to buy, so this is good to see. If you don't want to see it, scroll on?

      • -1 vote

        Others? Who?
        138 clicks on the link in total.
        No one is buying this thing but the same bunch of people upvote this deal every single time.
        In their minds this device is a must have. In all those 138 minds.
        The rest of us, by the thousands, have to see this advertisement every two weeks, like clockwork.

        Maybe it's time for the op to scroll on, not for everyone else?

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    Cheaper before as others have said.

    Any chance of a code for GL-AR750? missed the $53 deal earlier in week

  • +2 votes

    Actually, Just a tip for anyone wishing to buy this
    I got it at amazon lightning deal for $22, so it does go on sale much cheaper than this like the comments above. And yes, that is a very narrow window I understand so if you need it desperately then I guess just get it when it gets posted here.

    Apologies perhaps my comment was a little self centred but really, it is becoming a bit of an advertisement I must say..

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      Comment is honest and based on facts