Received the GL-AXT1800 last week and had a chance to play with it a bit. I’ll get more varied testing over the next two weeks as I will be traveling and staying in many different hotels (IHG, Hilton and Hyatt properties) so I’ll have a good cross section of different networks.
Biggest issue I had was the default password (bottom of the router) did not work. Connected via lan, updated the firmware and did a factory reset. After that, I could join the wifi with the default password.
I threw some video files on a USB drive and shared it on the router via samba. I streamed easily with no interruptions.
I have a homebrew wireguard server and set up a client on the router without issue. I’ve give OpenVPN a go as well when I get a chance.
For a travel router, it’s BIG. We’ll see how packs when I leave later this week.
I had similar issue with the default password at the label (back of the device) and firmware 4.0.0 beta3. I had to connect using ethernet cable.
Seems that the issue is fixed with 4.0.0 beta4. After updating to 4.0.0 beta4, changing wifi ssid/password and resetting the device to factory settings, the ssid/password in the label are correct.
90% of my GL-iNet use is in hotels, and as so few hotels lately have (working) Ethernet anymore, it’s split 50% between my Hotspot and as a Repeater, and it’s been several years since I’ve had an issue connecting to a hotel’s WiFi via repeater (well, since the “No Key” issue was fixed for Beryl).
I’ll be back in one for a few days in about two weeks, I’ll report back then.
I’m the same way. Even in hotels where I can find a ethernet port in the wall, it often does not work.
Occasionally (mostly Marriott properties if I recall) the TV has a box on the back that is used for their hotel TV portal and it has ethernet ports. It’s hit or miss, but sometimes connecting to that box will give full speed internet access and it bypasses their captive network.