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INTERNET

There are total 3 types of connection method that you can use to access the Internet: Cable, Repeater and 3G/4G Modem(AP-1300LTE ONLY).

connection methods

Click INTERNET to create an Internet connection.

internet


1) Cable

Connect the router to the modem or main router via Ethernet cable to access the Internet.

Before plugging the Ethernet cable into the WAN port of the router, you can click Use as LAN to set the WAN port as a LAN port. That is useful when you are using the router as a repeater. As a result, you can have one more LAN port.

cable

Plug the Ethernet cable into the WAN port of the router. The information of your connection will be shown on the Cable section. DHCP is the default protocol. You can click Modify to change the protocol.

cable

DHCP

DHCP is the default and most common protocol. It doesn't require any manual configuration.

dhcp

Static

Static is required if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has provided a fixed IP address for you or you want to configure the network information such as IP address, Gateway, Netmask manually. Change it according to your needs and then click Apply.

static

PPPoE

PPPoE is required by many Internet Service Providers (ISP). Generally, your ISP will give you a modem and provide you a username & password that you needed when you are creating the Internet connection.

Under PPPoE protocol, enter your username and password, then click Apply.

PPPoE


2) Repeater

Using Repeater means connecting the router to another existing wireless network, e.g. when you are using free Wi-Fi in a hotel or cafe.

It works in WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) mode by default, which means that the router will create its own subnet and act as a firewall to protect you from the public network.

In Repeater section, click Scan to search for the available wireless networks nearby.

scan wifi

Choose a SSID from the drop-down list and enter its password. You can also enable the Remember button to save the current chose wireless network. Finally, click Join.

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3) 3G/4G Modem

GL-AP1300LTE has a built-in 3G/4G modem which you can insert your SIM card directly. Please insert the SIM card before powering on the router. Then, you should find the name of your carrier, click Auto Setup to create the connection.

modem

You can also click Manual Setup to set up manually.

In General, you can set up by the three basic parameters below. Click Apply to connect.

  • Device: Please choose /dev/cdc-wdm0 (qmi) or /dev/ttyUSB3.
  • Service Type: indicate the service of your SIM card.
  • APN: Confirm with your SIM card carrier.

modem

Advanced Settings:

  • Dial Number: Generally, it is a default value and you don't need to set it manually. However, if you have this info, please input it.
  • Pincode, Username and Password: Generally, these are not necessary for an unlocked SIM card. However, if you have a locked SIM card, please consult your service provider.

modem

It is connected when the IP address of your SIM card shows up.

modem connect

modem connected

Compatible Modems

Here is a list of supported modems that we had tested before.

Model 3G/4G Tested Tested by Comments*
Quectel EC20-E, EC20-A, EC20-C 4G Yes GL.iNet
Quectel EC25-E, EC25-A, EC25-V, EC25-C 4G Yes GL.iNet
Quectel UC20-E 3G Yes GL.iNet
ZTE ME909s-821 4G Yes GL.iNet
Huawei E1550 3G Yes GL.iNet
Huawei E3276 4G Yes GL.iNet
TP-Link MA260 3G Yes GL.iNet
ZTE M823 4G Yes Arnas Risqianto
ZTE MF190 3G Yes Arnas Risqianto
Huawei E3372 4G Yes anonymous
Pantech UML290VW (Verizon) 4G Yes GL.iNet/steven QMI
Pantech UML295 (Verizon) 4G Yes GL.iNet/steven Host-less
Novatel USB551L (Verizon) 4G Yes GL.iNet/steven QMI
Verizon U620L (Verizon) 4G Yes Host-less

*QMI: This modem supports QMI mode. Please choose /dev/cdc-wdm0 in the Device list.

*Host-less: This modem supports tethering mode, please set up by using Tethering but not 3G/4G modem.

You can also refer to http://ofmodemsandmen.com/modems.html for a well supported modem list.

AT Command

The built-in modem supports AT command for the management and configuration of the modem. In 3G/4G Modem section, Click AT Command.

at command

  • Shortcut: There are several pre-configured AT commands that you can use directly. If you want to run your own AT command, choose Manual command.
  • AT Command: The place where you can input AT command. For the list of AT command, please refer to the AT command manual of the built-in modem.
  • Port: The default port for AT command is /dev/ttyUSB2.

AT command