Getting started with GLi Mini routers
connection, first-time setup, button and leds
You need to power the mini router up using a USB 5V/1A power adapter. The power adapters for smartphones are perfect for this.
Please wait around 1 mintues until the router start up.
You can connect the mini router's WAN port to your main router or modem using an Ethernet cable.
Now connect your PC to the LAN port or connect via wifi.
The SSID of the mini router should be printed on the bottom of the router. It should be one of the following format, according to your device models:
GL-iNet-xxx GL-AR150-xxx GL-AR300M-xxx GL-MT300N-xxx GL-MT300A-xxx
The default wifi password is
First time Set Up
Now open a browser (we recommend Chrome, firefox) and visit http://192.168.8.1
Note: If your browser always redirect to Luci (http://192.168.8.1/cgi-bin/luci), you can add index.html to the path, like: http://192.168.8.1/index.html
You will have the welcome page. First you need to select your language. We now only have
Then you need to select your region. You can use your mouse to click on the map. You can also select from the select box.
Third, you should set your own password for this admin Interface. There is no default password. Before sure to input a password with length longer than 8.
This password is for the admin UI and the embedded Linux system. It doesn't change your wifi password.
Now let's click
Finish. You will be logged into the admin UI.
The interface is quite intuitive and straightforward.
On the top is the icons for applications. On the left side is the settings. The middle is the main display area.
You can click the
Internet icon to display the current method of connecting to the Internet. The default method is DHCP, which requires you using a cable to connect to the Internet.
Buttons and LEDs
You can use the Reset button to turn wifi on/off.
The default function of the switch is to hide (right side) or show (left side) the SSID.
The left LED is used for power indication. It should be always on.
The middle LED doesn't have functions by default. You can configure it according to your own use.
The right LED indicate the current status of WiFi. If WiFi is on it should light up. If you have data transmission, it should flash.
Firmware V2.22 and later
From firmware v2.22 and later, the behavior of reset button is changed. It is not used to toggle wifi on/off again.
When you press down the reset button, the middle LEDs start to flash once per second.
- After 3 seconds when the middle LED flashes quicker, twice per second, release your finger and the router will reset its network, including: revert WAN to dhcp, turn off repeater, turn on AP, turn on dhcp server. This ensures that you can connect to the router and configure it again.
- After 10 seconds, when the middle LED flashes more quicker, 4 times per second, release your finger and the router will erase all data and revert to factory default settings.
Change your ssid and key
You should change your ssid and key now to protect your mini router being used by others. Consult the WiFi setting sections.