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Build Your OpenWrt Firmware in 30 Minutes

Now you can build your own customized OpenWrt firmware for GL routers in 30 minutes. Here is how: Hardware requirement: Router: you need to have one OpenWrt supported router. For example, all GL routers are supported by OpenWrt and have serial connectors. Linux: you need to have a Linux PC, you can use Ubuntu, Debian, Centro OS etc. If you only have windows, you can install a virtual machine like virtualbox, which is free.

by alzhao , May 31, 2016

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How to Setup Repeater Bridge Using OpenWrt on GL Mini Routers

A repeater bridge, is a combination of repeater and dumb AP. The mini router only acts as a relay and connect all your devices to your main router. It doesn’t act as a gateway and DHCP server. This mode is generally used to amplify your signal distances. There are two methods to build such a mode. One is WDS (which is built into wireless drivers) and the other is software relayd.

by alzhao , May 25, 2016

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How to open the case of GL Mini routers

Now you have a great GL mini router, whether it is GL-AR150, GL-AR300M, GL-MT300N or GL-MT300A. You may need to insert a MicroSD card in MT300A, or use the serial connectors. Here is a short video telling you how to open the case without damaging it. What you need is a think screwdriver alike tool.

by alzhao , May 17, 2016

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How to Enter the Uboot Web UI

GL routers all have a Uboot web interface in case you brick them. You might have done something wrong when you DIY your firmware, but you can eventually save your router by flashing the default firmware back using Uboot Web UI. The processes of entering the Web UI for different routers are more or less the same. The common procedure: Connect only one cable to your router, and leave the other port (LAN or WAN) unconnected.

by alzhao , March 16, 2016

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Using DDWRT in GL-MT300N and GL-MT300A

This post is about DIY and install 3rd party firmware. This guide is given as is and DDWRT firmware is not supported by us. Please refer to DDWRT for support. You can use ddwrt in GL-MT300N and GL-MT300A. Here is one firmware that works, ddwrt for buffalo whr 300hp2 http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/other-downloads?path=betas%2F2016%2F03-07-2016-r29218%2Fbuffalo_whr_300hp2%2F The firmware with name “firmware.uimage” is tested. Steps to install DDWRT: You can flash this firmware to the router using the default WebUI.

by alzhao , March 11, 2016

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WiFi Pineapple for firmware AR150

Hi, thanks for our hackers, the firmware is here: https://github.com/kow/glinetpineapple

by alzhao , February 15, 2016

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Using DDWRT and OpenVPN on GL-AR150 and GL.iNet6416

Update July 2016: GL-AR150 is now having an official ddwrt firmware for it now. Here is a detailed video of how to use DDWRT in GL.iNet 6416 and GL-AR150, configure OpenVPN using free account from FinchVPN. DDWRT firmware: DDWRT firmware can be downloaded from DDWRT website. For GL.iNet 6416, we will use the firmware compiled for TP-Link WR710V1. In DDWRT website, go to Download->other download->betas and find the newest build.

by alzhao , November 11, 2015

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GL.iNet6416 uboot flashing

Here is a video that demonstrate the process of upgrading your firmware using uboot web UI. This applies to almost all of GLI routers, including 6416, AR150, AR300, MT300A, MT300N, MT750 and Domino boards. In summary: Connect only one cable to your router, and leave the other unplugged. First, press and hold the Reset button firmly; then power on your device. Set your computer’s IP address to 192.

by alzhao , November 11, 2015

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Using SSH Proxy in GL.iNet 6416

Using SSH Proxy in GL.iNet 6416 In GL.iNet 6416, you can use ssh proxy. (these features are removed from AR150 firmware) Here are simple instructions. Navigate to “SSH Proxy” page. Check “Enable SSH Proxy” and “Enable transparency” Input your SSH server, .e.g using IP address or domain name Input your SSH username. Choose RSA for Authentication method. There is a bug for using password what cannot be solved by now.

by alzhao , November 7, 2015

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New Tor firmware for GL-AR150 and GL.iNet6416

The new Tor firmware is built on top of OpenWrt CC1505. Now it comes with Domino Web UI. So you can modify your network settings easily. The download links are: Tor 6416, Tor AR150 Please refer to the attached video to learn how to flash the Tor firmware to your router.  How to use: Connect via SSID “tor” or using LAN cable will go through the Tor anonymity network Connect via SSID “OpenWrt” will have normal Internet connection.

by alzhao , October 27, 2015

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