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This teeny, tiny router is one of the most amazing things. It’s the size of a credit card – it almost looks like a toy. The GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext proves that looks can certainly be deceiving. This is a router that performs like it’s three times its size, and it’s one of the most affordable options for people seeking a simple VPN router solution.
The Specs on the GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext
The GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext has some pretty impressive stats in a really tiny package. It’s safe to call this router travel size – you’ll get to take these stats with you wherever you go.
· Max. 300Mbps (2.4G) + 433Mbps (5G) WiFi Speed
· 128GB Max MicroSD
· 3 x Gigabit Ports
· Built-in Firewall
· Support for multiple VPNs
The WiFI performance is a little underwhelming when compared to routers that are nearly four times the size, but that’s to be expected. It’s probably unwise to use this router for online multiplayer gaming – it probably won’t be able to handle the load as well as a full sized router would.
The user interface does allow for some small modifications and changes, but it’s not as customizable as a more powerful router may be.
Other GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext Features
This is a great VPN router for people who travel for business, or for people who need to be able to take their VPN back and forth between multiple residences. It’s perfect for vacationers. The large capacity microSD drive makes it easy to take files back and forth with you – it’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about, and you can enable local sharing if you choose to do so. The storage allows you to use the GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext like a remote server, sending private information to people outside of the range of the router – even if they’re on the other side of the planet.
VPN compatibility is a huge bonus here. Normally, compact and inexpensive routers don’t offer compatibility with OpenVPN. Combined with WireGuard and its Firewall, it’s clear that this router was designed with net security in mind.
The GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext can be switched between modes, being used as a fully functional router, WDS, or range extender. It has a few tricks up its sleeve. Additionally, you can also tether a smartphone directly to the device.
The GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext is an excellent travel friendly budget router for people who want to take their VPN on the road. Even if not for the convenience and lower price point, it’s still an excellent router. It’s going to perform better and offer more versatility than almost any other router at its price point – VPN enabled or not. If you’re on the market for something similar, the GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext is guaranteed not to disappoint.