The All-New Beryl-AX (GL-MT3000) WiFi 6 Router

Not GL-iNET’s strongest or largest router, however it’s NEW and options WiFi 6 – the BERYL-AX router from GL-iNET appears to be like promising and I’ve one in my fingers eventually!

Since, years in the past GL-iNET introduced out their cheap, tiny MANGO journey router earlier than I began running a blog (the hyperlink above is for a re-visit I did in 2022 – I wanted an additional router exterior to deal with my Pergola as our constructing is basically constructed of ROCK), I’ve been following the output of this firm.

I was a Draytek fan then alongside got here Gl-iNET with their collection of OpenWrt-based routers – together with 4G routers just like the highly effective SPITZ GL-X750 v2 which I’ve left again at our residence within the UK along with the extra generalised FLINT GL-AX1800 router (the previous to supply an honest output from an incoming 4G sign as an alternative choice to broadband).

Right here in Spain I’m utilizing the marginally extra 4G-sensitive TP-Hyperlink MR600V2 for my 4G sign however for my most important router I’ve one other FLINT GL-AX1800 for the ability and suppleness to make use of the enter from the TP-Hyperlink or computerized fallover from my Samsung cellphone’s hotspot within the unlikely occasion of a outage – however all of that’s one other 4G success story which I effectively and actually coated final yr.

BERYL-AX has nothing to do with 4G and it’s not a high mannequin however it’s new and I’ve nice expectations for it, I give GL-iNET numerous suggestions, each good and dangerous, every time they ship me merchandise to play with. I’ve not despatched a lot poor suggestions of late however I did recommend that their wonderful, versatile vary of router merchandise may gain advantage from extra RAM.

The issue with making versatile, OpenWrt-based merchandise is that they make folks like me wish to do MORE and in earlier instances I bought very excited in regards to the enlargement possibilies of one in every of GL-iNET’s routers solely to find they’d not fitted sufficient RAM.

GL-iNET Beryl AX Router

So, let’s see what they’ve performed with this new WiFi 6 mannequin… I’m doing this dwell as I write – I can’t wait.. although I don’t anticipate too many surprises – and that’s factor – thus far, the high-level interfaces of their merchandise have been very constant.

Regardless of utilizing the (cryptic for freshmen) OpenWrt, the corporate have their very own fairly, purposeful and simple to make use of internet interface on high… and one degree under – you should utilize LUCI – the graphical OpenWrt interface – or should you’re a REAL masochist you possibly can delve right down to UCI, the command-line OpenWrt interface – what extra might you need? I’ve a number of routers from varied firms and a few are very onerous to make use of, some very straightforward however I don’t have ANY non-GL-iNet routers that do the lot.

GL-iNET Beryl AX Router

So, firstly, why am I solely exhibiting the router from one angle? That’s as a result of the reset and spare buttons are on the appropriate (you possibly can simply see them) and every little thing else is on the entrance – that’s IT – effectively, not QUITE – there’s a lightweight on the again (or entrance), capable of gentle up blue or white. The “spare” button casn be used to toggle on and off AdGuard Residence, OpenVPN consumer, Tor or Wireguard consumer – you possibly can set that within the management panel. By default it does nothing. Hopefully my regular (for the west) measurement grownup male hand provides you a really feel for the way small this router is. 2.5G WAN in, LAN out, WiFi 6 out, USB-C in and a USB 3.0 socket.

GL-iNET Beryl AX Router accessories

Not content material with providing you with a USB lead and leaving you to get on it it, GL-iNET present a fundamental 5v USB-C provide and adaptors for the UK, Europe and the USA. The appropriate adaptor takes seconds to suit and the whole thing tastes of top quality. You additionally get a brief, flat community lead.

For the needs of checking this out, I’m going to plug the provided lead into the WAN connector and into my residence community – and my cellphone ought to fairly rapidly see the default GL-iNET WiFi entry level with no different setup AT ALL. That’s the plan. Fingers crossed.

Earlier than we transfer away from the intro, I’m barely confused, the router says AX3000 and the field says each GL-MT3000 and AX3000 – I ponder why? I’ll simply consider the the unit as BERYL-AX from right here. Yet one more picture – the information on the again of the field is fascinating..

And with that – BERYL-AX is plugged in and able to go (or not).


Two WiFi entry factors simply appeared on my cellphone – one is named GL-MT3000-489 and the opposite GL-MT3000-489-5G – I suppose that solutions the query in regards to the identify!

I all the time consider studying the directions as an indication of weak point so right here goes – I’m hooking my cellphone into the primary entry level. It desires a password… that’s known as a KEY and is printed on the underside of the router. “related with out web entry” says my cellphone.

My cellphone faily usually ALSO says “handle the router” – and now I’ve the standard GL-iNET graphical interface on the cellphone asking me to decide on my language (default English). I word within the nook of my cellphone browser that – as regular – the default tackle vary of BERYL-AX is 192.168.8.x which suggests the admin interface is at – once more regular for GL-iNET. It hit NEXT and the following display screen asks me to arrange a brand new ADMIN interface password (NOT the WIFI password which could be modified later).

There’s an choice field that claims “forestall weak password” – my password have to be sturdy as I’m IN.


At this level I’d usually transfer over to the PC however I’m scripting this weblog on the PC in order that’s out for now. Fortunately I’m effectively accustomed to GL-iNET’s interfaces (a latest change has made the background blue as towards inexperienced on earlier fashions however that’s mainly IT and I prefer it). I’ll be together with screenshots so take a word of the ADMIN PANEL VERSION v4.2.3 (DE).

On that most important display screen you possibly can already see that by default this router contains (however isn’t restricted to) ADGUARD, varied VPNs (servers and purchasers) already put in in addition to TOR and I can already see that as regular the 2 (2.4g and 5g) entry factors may have “visitor” variations out there.

I’m susceptible to repeating myself right here so I’ll preserve it quick – nearly every little thing right here seems on earlier mannequin routers…The WAN connection can be utilized as LAN if you want …..however already the router has adopted my residence community vary and my default gateway and DNS of

There’s a REPEATER choice on the principle panel – once more regular. Let’s go to the principle menu (3 strains high proper) the place you get to play with choices INTERNET, WIERLESS, CLIENTS, VPN, APPLICATIONS, NETWORk SYSTEM, LANGUAGE, THEME and the power to reboot or sign off.


A fast have a look at APPLICATIONS exhibits plug-ins, dynamic dns, GoodClour, Community Storage and Adguard Residence. I take advantage of this each time I take advantage of a GL-iNET as my most important router – nearly seamlessly eliminates a shed-load of advertisements from Microsoft, Fb and others with none noticeable impact on my expertise.

The final time I transferred every little thing from one Home windows PC to a brand new PC utilizing EASEUS – I did have a difficulty transferring a video editor throughout – which concerned frequent automated journeys to the MAGIX web site and this switch failed till I discovered that ADGUARD was stopping quite a lot of garbage coming from the MAGIX website – I turned off ADGUARD and recommenced the switch, drawback solved.

However should you have a look at the router ADGUARD stats web page you’ll see why having this put in on my router is a should for me now I do know it exists… I’m on 4G and have LOTS of month-to-month information (sufficient to take a seat on the PC all day and for my spouse and I to binge-watch TV exhibits and films nearly every single day) however it helps to cease a few of Fb’s advertising garbage which I’ve to say I didn’t even know was there earlier than ADGUARD stats confirmed me what I used to be lacking 🙂

Inform me I’m lacking one thing, however ADGUARD on the router and Home windows defender on the PC are all I’ve wanted for defense for years now.

The admin panel PLUG-INS web page conveniently exhibits how a lot RAM has been used and what I’ve left. Plainly GL-iNET have been listening – even on this easy mannequin – free area 63.31% (162MB). Okay, let’s see if that also stands after I replace the firmware – I an by no means resist with new devices although I’m not recommending this as greatest observe – May I find yourself with a BRICK?

However first – SYSTEM – TIMEZONE – apparently I’m not right here. SYNC to PC… NOW I’m right here.


Out there (put in) VPNs embody OpenVPN and Wireguard purchasers and servers – and I’ve by no means observed prior to now however there may be now a “VPN Dashboard”. OOOOH, I’ll embody a screenshot – I now not use this kind of VPN since discovering Tailscale – however within the early days after I had no CLUE use VPNs, this setup got here in very helpful. OH, and ZeroTier and Tailscale are actually constructed into the router… underneath APPLICATIONS – I needed to set up it final time round. I simply checked and this is similar as my FLINT router.

Multi-wan is now included, it’s on my FLINT router as effectively, permitting you to pick out which interface will get precedence with out delving into OpenWrt the onerous method. You possibly can alter the precedence of Ethernet, Repeater and tethering with selections of fallover or load steadiness. That was such a ache.

Time to cease pontificating – SYSTEM – UPGRADE. The unit got here with v4.1.3 firmware and I’ve choices to maintain settings or not. I’ll preserve. INSTALL. “Upgrading”….seconds later – 8% – a minute later 25% (that is thrilling)… 3 minutes – 75% – 4 minutes- 100%. Completed- “this website can’t be reached” – clearly a reboot is going down.

In the meantime, again at ALEXA “one new notification, for Peter – a cargo is because of arrive at present” – too late as regular – the cargo was BERYL-AX and it got here very first thing within the morning.

Again on the most important admin panel my new password is being requested… and I’m in – model 4.2 is put in – no thought why it nonetheless says DE as that is clearly all in English…


Beneath SYSTEM – ADVANCED settings, plainly in widespread with the bigger GL-iNET routers, LUCI is already put in – however speaking about that could be a bit OTT for this straightforward intro to the system. Again to WIRELESS – positive sufficient – visitor community choices and the one vital change from older fashions in that space is WiFi Mode 11a/n/ac/ax.

As you scroll down the principle web page, you see choices for REPEATER, TETHERING and CELLULAR. You possibly can have a look at my earlier weblog entries on GL-iNET for extra on that – or higher nonetheless – head off to the flashy BERYL-AX web page on the GL-iNET web site or.. I might have saved quite a lot of trouble by simply cribbing from their on-line information – however I didn’t.

I hope you discovered this fascinating. Little question as I discover a use for BERYL-AX round the home, I’ll replace the weblog with any new surprises I discover. BERYL-AX in fact solely has one LAN output however then… you possibly can all the time develop that with cheap community switches. Should you occur to make use of it as a repeater- selecting up a sign from, say a cell entry level – then you possibly can in fact set the WAN enter to be a LAN connection and therefore in addition to as much as 4 entry factors you could have two LAN connectors. Useful for such a small router.

I ought to briefly point out {Hardware} Acceleration (I simply noticed that and it’s ON by default) and Cloud Administration (GoodCloud) should you occur to have a number of GL-iNET routers.

And eventually – WiFi…. as a fast take a look at, having left BERYL-AX related to my community in my workplace, subsequent to the workplace router (additionally GL-iNET and up to date), I went via our corridor and lounge and dropped down a number of steps to the bed room, not anticipating a lot out of both entry level.

Utilizing SpeedTest on my cellphone, I related to the workplace 2.4Ghz entry level (4 antenna) and bought just about as anticipated, 10 Mbps most obtain (again within the workplace we’d be taking a look at 5 -8 instances that velocity).. I switched to the 2-antenna BERYL-AX 2.4Ghz entry level and bought 50% extra obtain velocity. Can’t be dangerous because the BERYL-AX router is no-where close to as costly because the workplace router. Disappointingly nonetheless, after I went again into the workplace and related to the workplace entry level, the cellphone picked up as anticipated, 80Mbps obtain whereas BERYL-AX would solely give my cellphone 50-60Mbps. Some day I’ll unravel that one.

Issues you are able to do with WiFi purchasers I didn’t discover with my final GL-iNet router embody the choice to ban any consumer from WAN entry (individially) therefore, I suppose you would possibly select to let a small baby have full entry to video games and so forth within the residence however not log on. That’s not one thing I’ve seen earlier than.

For my final trick I turned on my cellphone’s cell information (turning WIFI off) and plugged the USB-C connection on the cellphone into the USB connection on the router. So now I might work on my PC, turning it’s Ethernet off and WiFi on, connecting it to BERYL-AX… at which level my PC had entry to BERYL-AX’s entrance panel..


See above – I merely turned on TETHERING on the principle panel – my cellphone was already sharing it’s information by USB.

I went off to SpeedTest… this appeared disappointing at 7Mbps obtain however then. I checked – my PC WiFi is on a USB 2 adaptor, not WiFi 6 and a pair of.4Ghz solely – time for a brand new adaptor… the essential level is that BERYL-AX USB tethering works… I then put my PC again onto Ethernet in order that it was speaking to my most important GL-iNET FLINT router – and I used to be again as much as 60Mb/s or thereabouts. I then disconnected the incoming WAN connection and plugged the cellphone into FLINT’s USB 3 connector, disconnecting the WAN in to FLINT – 121Mbps obtain…. unusually solely 6Mbps add…. however therein lies the thriller of 4G networks – I turned the cellphone to 45 levels.. 115Mbps obtain, 9Mbps add. That have is considerably higher than I usually get with FLINT getting it’s WAN sign from a TP-Hyperlink Archer MR600 4G router…

I’m SO glad I did this – BERYL-AX scores effectively utilizing tethering – prior to now I both had telephones that will not do an honest job of USB tethering or an early GL-iNET router the place USB tethering from the cellphone didn’t appear to work – at present, between my BERYL-AX and FLINT routers I can pull in alerts from a modem, a USB-connected cellphone or a wi-fi cellphone entry level – wheeee!

For many who prefer to see th insides – I borrowed this from the GLiNET website…

There’s a cause I take advantage of a TP-Hyperlink 4G modem/router to herald the 4G sign, it brings in a barely sooner sign than the GL-iNET GL-X750V2 4G modem/router which I left within the UK. I can’t wait to get my fingers on forthcoming 4G merchandise from GL-iNET within the hope I can match the velocity I simply famous coming in by way of USB tethering my FLINT to my Samsung S22 Extremely. In each circumstances above, the 4G sign was coming from the identical supplier, identical mast, two completely different accounts (one on my cellphone SIM, the opposite a SIM within the TP-Hyperlink router).


A final remark for now – I went on the lookout for the built-in visitor portal web page who’s picture has historically been accessible right here in model 3 of the overall GL-iNET docs – however in model 4 of the overall GL-iNET docs – that native portal choice for GL-iNET routers has been scrapped. A disgrace however hardly a giant factor.

I hope the above is smart – as an apart, wanting right here you’ll see that getting respectable broadband right here in rural Southern Spain has been an ongoing battle for a while and one which I appear to be successful.

Amazon hyperlinks for the router… US, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain. Please word I’ve intentionally NOT signed up for fee – the hyperlinks are merely there for the advantage of anybody on this router.