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GL.iNet GL-MV1000W (Brume) Edge Compute Router $165.43 Delivered @ GL Technology via Amazon AU

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NOT REALLY A TRAVEL ROUTER

Gl.iNet has just released their MV1000W, wireless Brume.

Note the WiFi is only 2.4Ghz unlike some of their other routers.

Using the Marvell chipset rather than Atheros or Mediatek gives much better processing for things like VPN :

Market pitch:
Edge Computing Gateway
Brume (GL-MV1000W) is a powerful and stable networking product designed to do cutting-edge computing. With the Marvel high-performance chipset, Brume as an excellent VPN router can run state-of-the-art cryptography at an impressive speed. Pre-installed OpenWrt and supported Ubuntu, Brume allows in-depth developments for commercial IoT projects.

Additionally you can actually load Ubuntu onto the unit and dual boot between OpenWRT and Ubuntu depending on your needs (need to load Ubuntu yourself)

Comparative VPN speeds (taken from Gl.iNet's site)
Mango OpenVPN 11Mbps Wireguard 45Mbps
Slate OpenVPN 17Mbps Wireguard 68 Mbps
Brume OpenVPN 97Mbps Wireguard 280Mbps
- Tests conducted on a Local Network. Real world speeds may differ depending on your network configuration.
- OpenVPN speeds will be slower when running the device as a server. Results above are in client mode.

Wireguard server and client and OpenVPN server and client functionality pre-installed as well as Tor, DNS over TLS and other functionality.

All the standard Gl.iNet functionality including WISP repeater with the addition of the wireless and has the same easy interface so extremely easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server or client and has AdGuardHome baked in as well. Or alternatively you could load Ubuntu and run it up with Pi-Hole if that's more your style.

Can work as a network connection via USB-C connection to your device.

Specifications
CPU: Marvell Armada 88F3720, Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53 @1.0GHz
Memory: / StorageDDR4 1GB / FLASH 16MB + EMMC 8GB
Wireless 2.4Ghz 802.11 b/g/n (external 5G USB Wifi supported)
Ethernet Port: 3 x 10/100/1000Mbps Autosensing
LEDs: Power, WAN, VPN Status
Power Input: 1x USB3.0 Type-C Power Supply + Data Communication
Working Temperature: 0~40°C (32~104°F)
Storage Temperature: -20~70°C (-4~158°F)
Dimension / Weight: 88 x 68 x 24mm / 105g

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Comments

  • Which is faster for OpenVPN? This or Raspberry Pi 4?

  • what's the speeds as a server? do most people use it as a client or server?

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      I run this as a Wireguard Server and Adguard Server in front of my mesh at home. At home you could also use as a VPN client behind your main router if you wanted.

      One thing to note is that the MV1000W requires 5V/3A and as such might not be the best mobile router. The Slate use 5V/2A and the Mango 5V/1A which makes them a litle bit more versatile as you can just power them off the USB port on your notebook when you're out and about.

  • Are you saying use this as a main router?

    Even with all the functionality above, how would you tackle coverage of WiFi in a very large area with this router?

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      It's really meant as an edge router. As I say, I have this frontending my mesh system. Brume for VPN/Adguard, Mesh for range/coverage. If you only had to cover a relatively small space would work fine but it is only 2.4Ghz wifi (802.11 b/g/n) though you can add a 5Ghz USB dongle (quite specific models).