GLUI: WAN / LAN port control

I have some feedback about improving the WAN / LAN port control in the admin panel:

I have an BerylAX which has a 2.5 GBit WAN and a 1 GBit LAN port. Within the current interface the WAN port can be switched from WAN to LAN.


Devices connected to LAN end up in the private VLAN. For me this is far from ideal and here is why:

I often do road trips and travel with friends, where GL.iNet routers are the perfect companion. In a new location I connect the router to the new network and everybody has internet access afterwards, me using the private WLAN, my friends using the Guest WLAN. I use the two WLANs because that way I can have a VPN connection to my home network, while my friends have a direct connection to the internet. What I do not want is my friends accessing my home network, or even someone e.g. a cleaner in an accommodation.

To solve this I want more control over the ports.

For each port I want to choose the usage:

  • Private LAN
  • Guest LAN
  • WAN
  • Disable

In addition it would also be nice to be able to have different VPN connections assigned to the private VLAN and the guest VLAN at the same time to be able to bypass internet filters.

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Will your friend connect to your router via cable? Cables are usually a secure connection, so glinet’s network cables are private.

Yes, friends could connect to the router with wires, just like cleaning staff in a hotel room. We sometimes travel in large groups of over 20 people, so I don’t know everyone that well. I agree that wiring in a household can be considered a secure connection. In a travel environment I would disagree. If you’re staying in a large house, you typically place the router in a central location, which is often the hallway or a common room.

It would just be good if you could configure the Lan ports to restrict or prevent access.

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At present, we do not support adding ethernet port to guest network.
You are the first user to propose this requirement, we will consider it.

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