GL-iNET Router Speedtest performance reference

Since I own several GL-iNET routers on hand and just upgrade my home line to 1G bandwidth, so I did a series of performance tests under 1Gb(dl) / 600Mb(ul) PPPoE line, the results are for your reference.

Test environment and description:

  • 1Gb/600Mb PPPoE fiber line
  • tested devices act as the direct connected to the ISP MODEM main router
  • use Ookla Speedtest-cli as performance measuring tool run inside devices (choose the ISP testing point)
  • test a couple times to take the best performance result
  • devices included: GL-MV1000W(Brume), GL-AX1800(Flint), GL-AXT1800(Slate AX), GL-A1300(Slate Plus), GL-MT2500A(Brume 2)
  • all tests may have better results and are for your reference only.

The Speedtest performance results:

  1. GL-MV1000W:


  1. GL-AX1800:


  1. GL-AXT1800:


  1. GL-A1300:


  1. GL-MT2500A:



Interesting. I get substantially better performance on the MV1000W and A1300.


Not quite line speed, but quite a bit closer than yours.

Ya, my Brume speed is not as expected as I assume in the first place, I don’t know why. :grimacing:

If VPN profile is active, does the router not have to process the traffic to determine if the traffic goes down the tunnel or not? So even if it is not directed down the tunnel, the processing introduced might limit speed based on the CPU? If you try it without VPN profiling, might the speed go up?

I think some of these chips use offloading to reach high speeds, and that gets disabled when something like this is introduced into the picture.

Ookla Speedtest is mainly intended to measure broadband Internet speeds, which can have noticeable variations. For measuring router throughputs (without VPN), I use self-hosted LibreSpeed or OpenSpeedTest on the LAN only.

For comparison and reference only, I made 3 runs each on GL-A1300 and GL-MT2500A (my GL-MV100W is in already use).

GL-A1300 Slate Plus:

GL-MT2500A Brume 2:

I do not work for and I do not have formal association with GL.iNet


You could also just use iperf3.