I’m trying to use it as a mini server / Adguard for my lan. Redirecting the DNS requests has limitations in classifying dns clients … I want it to be also in the same lan of the main router from home.
Using it as just a security gateway (unfortunately without wifi) is just one scenario.
After some research… :
Use Adguard with all features (that is not possible with dns redirect dnsmasq to AdGuard), from your main router lan…
Install nano package from plugins, will need it.
Activate AdGuard and do what settings do you need in it.
Using luci - Network → DHCP and DNS → advanced settings → set dnsmasq dns port to 5353 (different from 53)
Login via ssh and with: nano /etc/AdGuardHome/config.yaml
change dns port from 3053 to 53 and save
In AdGuard settings → DNS setings → Private reverse DNS servers
type your dnsmasq details like … 192.168.8.1:5353.
Open port 53 in firewall. Also ports 80, 22, 3000 will be useful, but take care when you will use the device in others scenarious.
Instruct / Set your main router dhcp server to inform the dhcp clients AdGuard dns server.
Now you can use Adguard with all features (that is not possible with dns redirect dnsmasq to AdGuard), from your main router lan, and see in AdGuard Dashboard every client request.
For vpn and tor you must connect a pc in the Brume2 lan port.
Warning: If you disable AdGuard then dns wil not work!
I have my GL-MV1000W Brume 1 set up as a secondary/backup AdGuardHome server on my LAN. It is still in Router mode, with no WAN nor WWAN connection and only Ethernet LAN is connected. I disabled dnsmasq (includes DHCP server), then set up AdGuardHome to listen on TCP Port 53 directly and my main router’s dnsmasq (the only DHCP server on LAN) advertising the Brume 1 IP address as the DNS server. Client devices IP addresses are captured by AdGuardHome.
I do not use VPN on Brume 1, but that is possible with additional configuration.
I used the Brume 1 plus GLi-approved dongle as my daily driver main LAN router and wifi access point for like 2 years due to a semi-nomadic lifestyle, it was rock solid stable during that time. If dongle wifi works as well on Brume 2 as it does on Brume 1 then it’s a reasonable option, GLi supported a 1x1 and 2x2 AC dongle on Brume 1.
I have the GL-MV1000W version of the Brume 1, which has has 2.4GHz wifi built-in, I tested a TP-Link T2U Plus V1 wifi USB adapter and 2 generic MediaTek MT7612U wifi USB adapters that worked successfully on the router.
However, I prefer using my GL-AR750S-Ext for travel because it has both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi, is more compact (no external wifi USB adapter) and is also rock solid.
I have not yet tested the MediaTek MT7612U wifi USB adapter on my GL-MT2500A Brume 2.
I’m planning to drop £120 on a Slate AX, is there any risk of that being discontinued or purposely left outdated within the near future? My introduction to non ISP routers came through the purchase of a MangoV2 which has worked perfectly since day one, I would hate to spend over one hundred on a better model only for it to become useless or vulnerable through no fault of my own. Thanks
The Brume 2 has the kmod-mt76x2u package available for the MediaTek MT7612U, but not the package for the T2U Plus V1.
The Brume 2 seems to detect the MediaTek MT7612U that lsusb in SSH shows. However, there is no Wireless page in the GL.iNet UI Admin Portal and the LuCI UI does not show the wfi adapter. There may some “magic” steps required that I do not know.
I do not work for and I do not have formal association with GL.iNet
I have both models. The aluminium is definitely hotter than the plastic one especially when running VPN extensively. The plastic one has vents / openings on the side whereas the aluminium one is completely sealed (possibly better for dusty industrial environments).
I use 3 of them, laid on cooling fans just in case and it does help
I agree and it’s a good thing that the heat dissipates within the metal case. I’ve put them all on fans to even maximise the heat dissipation.
As a matter of interest does the mediated unit or the board support temp sensors ? and would work with openwrt package like “Collectd-mod-sensors” ?