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Multimedia File Sharing

The DLNA defines standards that enable devices to share photos, music, videos with each other. Some of GL.iNet routers support Multimedia File Sharing via DLNA Server in LAN.

Supported models

Usually models with USB ports or TF slots are supported DLNA Server.

Note: The power consumption of USB hard drive is quite high. You should use it with an external power supply. Otherwise, it may cause malfunction.

Supported external storage models

Router Model USB Stick USB Hard Drive MicroSD Card
GL-MT300N-V2 (Mango) -
GL-AR150 Series -
GL-AR300M Series -
GL-USB150 - - -
GL-AR750 (Creta)
GL-AR750S-EXT (Slate)
GL-B1300 (Convexa-B) -
GL-S1300 (Convexa-S) -
GL-X750 (Spitz)
GL-X1200 (Amarok)
GL-E750 (Mudi)
GL-MV1000 (Brume)
GL-MV1000W (Brume-W)
GL-MT1300 (Beryl)
GL-XE300 (Puli)
GL-AX1800 (Flint) -
GL-AP1300 (Cirrus) - - -
GL-B2200 (Velica) - - -
GL-X300B (Collie) - - -
GL-SF1200 - - -
microuter-N300 - - -


  1. Copy some multimedia file(photo, music, video) to your TF card or USB drive.
  2. If using TF card, make suer you already has a TF card inserted into the card slot before you power up your router. Hot-plug is not supported on GL.iNET routers.
  3. If using USB drive, please insert an USB drive into the USB port.

Enable Multimedia File Sharing

On the left side of web Admin Panel -> APPLICATIONS -> File Sharing -> Multimedia File Sharing

The Multimedia File sharing packages may not installed. Click Install to continue.

multimedia file sharing no installed

After installed.

multimedia file sharing installed

Enable Share via DLNA then click Apply.

multimedia file sharing enabled

Setup the DLNA Server on various OS/software

  1. Connnet your computer, tablet, smart TV or Smartphone to the router's Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
  2. Then you can find the OpenWrt DLNA Server in your devices.

    • On Windows 10:

      In Windows Media Player:

      dlna windows media player

      In Windows File Explorer -> Network

      dlna windows network

    • On iOS & Android: Install VLC or other app that support DLNA

      VLC Setup:

      Step 1: Click the Traffic Cones logo on the left top, select Local Network.

      Step 2: You can find the OpenWrt DLNA Server easily in Local Network.

      Step 1 Step 2
      vlc local network dlna server on local network

It is also easy for other devices find the OpenWrt DLNA Server.