GL Innovations makes a line of super tiny mobile routers, at a very affordable price point. They come in multiple configurations, all priced at a very low price and offering a lot of features.
The three mini routers are the Mango, White and Shadow. They are somewhat similar - each operates on 2.4GHz WiFi only, has USB tethering support, and none of them have cellular modems. The White and Shadow series have different options available for external antennas, and the White has an option for Power Over Ethernet support.
All three models are pre-installed with OpenWRT.
- Mango: GL-MT300N-V2
- White: GL-AR150
- Shadow: GL-AR300M
- Router Specs:
- # of Connected Devices: Not specified
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: http://192.168.8.1
Default Password: none
- USB Tethering Support: 1x USB Port, Smartphone tethering supported
- Ethernet Ports: 2x (1x LAN, 1x WAN)
- Cellular Modem: No
- Dimensions: 2.3" x 2.3" x 1"
- Other Ports:
- Power Source: 5V/1A
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Special Features:
- White: Power over Ethernet Support (optional); External Antenna Support
- Shadow: External Antenna Support
- Retail Price: $25-35
Review & Testing Status
We purchased a unit in for evaluation, and our thoughts are below.
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