I’m looking to replace my portable modem with a GL.iNet router because I saw that they claim to use OpenWRT which is a open source firmware.

My question is:

Is their OpenWRT version actually reliable?

  • @grue
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    65 months ago

    I don’t actually know for a fact whether their firmware is trustworthy, but the fact that they put being Free Software front-and-center as a feature instead of forcing you to flash it yourself if you want OpenWRT makes me inclined to trust them more than I would any brand that doesn’t do that.

    (I only own one GL.iNet product – a Mango v2 that I impulse-bought because it was OpenWRT and cheap – but if stuff like the GL-AP1300 had existed at the time I was upgrading my network I would’ve gone with them instead of TP-Link.)