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Brume-W Pocket-Sized Wireless Gateway Runs OpenWrt or Ubuntu (Crowdfunding)

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GL.iNet Brume-W (GL-MV1000W) is a “pocket-sized wireless gateway for edge computing” that supports high-speed VPN up to 280Mbps with WireGuard, AdGuard ad-blocking software (AdGuard), and Tor.

The device features three Gigabit Ethernet ports and built-in 2.4 GHz WiFi 4 connectivity, but it also supports Alfa AWUS036AC and AWUS036ACS USB WiFf USB dongles for users wanting dual-band WiFi 5 (AC) networking. The router ships with OpenWrt pre-installed, but also supports Ubuntu.

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Pocketable, $120 and up WiFi gateway has dual GbE ports

  • Pocketable, $120 and up WiFi gateway has dual GbE ports

    GL.iNet’s compact, $120-and-up “Brume-W” gateway runs Linux on a dual -A53 Marvell Armada 3720 and offers 1GB RAM, 8GB flash, microSD, 2x GbE, WAN, WiFi, and USB 2.0.

    GL.iNet has gone to Kickstarter to successfully fund a pocket-sized, dual-GbE wireless gateway that consumes about 6 Watts and is touted for its “excellent VPN routing experience.” The Brume-W (GL-MV1000W) runs OpenWrt or Ubuntu on Marvell’s dual-core, Cortex-A53 Armada 3720 (88F3720) clocked to 1GHz. At publication time there were still some $120 early bird packages and plenty of $129 discounts. The campaign runs through Aug. 7, with shipments due in September.

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