Does Microuter-N300 support Cloudflare DNS and Wireguard?

I’m considering Microuter-N300 over the Shadow, because of the extra size & weight savings. But do they offer the same features, other than the physical switch?

The GL-AR300M has two Ethernet ports, 128MB Nand Flash, 16MB NOR Flash and a USB 2 port, where the Microuter-N300 only has a single Ethernet port, 16MB NOR Flash and no Nand Flash or USB 2 port. The AR300M seems to get much better firmware support from the GL iNet engineers, as it is normally one of the first devices to get new firmware, where the Microuter-N300 is normally the last router to get a firmware update.

That said, I really like my N300. It does everything I need done, it is very stable, and as of today it finally has the 3.105 firmware (same as the GL-AR300M), although I have not had a chance to test it. I am running firmware 3.102.


Thanks! Are you able to use Cloudflare DNS or Wireguard with the Microuter-N300? How important is the 128MB Nand flash?

(Edit: looks like N300 has 64MB DDR2, so it is half as much as the shadow, but maybe that’s enough.)

I am using my N300 as my home Wireguard server, by port-forwarding to it from my main home router. It shows it will work as a Wireguard client and it shows it supports “DNS over TLS from Cloudflare”, but as this unit has a dedicated job right now, I have not tried either of these, but I expect they both will work on the N300, as I have used both of these options on other GL iNet routers I own.

For basic router operations, I don’t think you need the 128MB of Nand Flash. I don’t have the Nand Flash in any of my GL iNet routers.

My N300 has 128MB of RAM as shown with the free command:

root@N300:~# free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        125024      45320      79704        192       6440      17764
-/+ buffers/cache:      21116     103908
Swap:            0          0          0

One of my Wireguard clients is a GL iNet USB150, with only 64 MB RAM. It works fine as a Wireguard client to my N300 and to other Wireguard servers. If you are using Windows 10, the USB on the USB150 port works as a Ethernet adapter to the router, and is faster then connecting using WIFI. If you are looking for something really small, the USB150 is even smaller then the N300, and I really like it. While traveling, I normally have it connected to my Windows 10 notebook, and then use the WIFI for my phone and Kindle. The Windows notebook PC has no problems powering the USB150.


Thank you! That helped me decide. I’ll go with the N300 because size and weight matters to me, but wanted to have the option for Cloudflare DNS & to try Wireguard. It sounds like it fits what I wanted