GL-AR150 router with extra USB wifi device


#1

Feature request: It would be cool if the AR150 could route between two wifi devices. One would be the onboard wifi device, and the other a supported USB wifi device.

It can be done via the ‘advanced’ openers Luci interface, but it would be more convenient if there was a way to manage this in the simple AR150 interface.

An extra wifi device is better than just a repeater over one device, as both have full access to their bandwidth.


#2

Do you mean load balancing?


#3

No, I mean the same feature the Alf Network R36 router has.
Connect to a wifi network, and broadcast your own Wifi network. Create your own hotspot from a distant source.

This is ideal for campsites, harbours, to share a distant wifi over your own hotspot.


#4

Load balancing would be a plus


#5

The GL routers already do that, albeit not with “a long range wifi receiver”


#6

You can connect long range 3070 or 8187 WiFi dongle.


#7

But not in the normal userinterface does it?


#8

Yes, under WISP mode.