Meet Brume 2!

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 …
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!

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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.

How do you setup NordVPN Wireguard?

NordVPN has its propietary version of wireguard and I can’t figure out how to set it up on Brume 2.

I am also having this issue, as only OpenVPN for Android is available on Android TV, and not OpenVPN Connect (for whatever reason).

On my Windows box with the OpenVPN connect client, I am getting the following error message:
Error Message: Peer certificate verification failure.

I am using the Mango however, but seems there are some issues with the OpenVPN server implementation here…

You can’t with out using a linux operating system to get the app generated credentials. THIS IS A NORDVPN ISSUE because they are useing a modified wiregaurd they call NordLynx

I used this procedure to generate WireGuard configuration files for NordVPN.

Here is another procedure:

Technically, they are not the same as the proprietary NordLynx, but they still work fine.

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Are these available for purchase in the US without spending $26 on shipping?

Our Amazon US start selling Brume2 recently and shipping free in US region.

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.


What wifi dongle do you use on the 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.

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Would you mind trying the it out on the Brume 2? I would like to know if it works before ordering one myself.

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

Fascinating how these low profile puppies are :blush: cute AF.

Btw. I think a product line on planing future release could’ve been unfold to everyone now.

I could manage few scenario to having handful Brume 2. Only hope that tiny power house could have wifi implanted in the first place. A good reason to push purchase decision in final.

Also to that point I really won’t bothered to have ability to having extra Ethernet ports on a gateway device that I won’t touch again once done with set up.

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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

Thanks for giving it a shot! I bought the Brume 2 thinking no way I’d need wifi, not realizing some things on my network would need to be on the same subnet to work properly. :triumph:

Is there any difference between the running temperature between the plastic and aluminium versions?

Does the aluminium get hotter? But is that good since it’s acting as a heat sink and so internal temperature is less? Or not necessarily?

Does anyone know?

That seems to be the only possible difference except for cosmetic, right?

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

That is a problem of human feel I think. With metal case, the heat is much easier to reach the surface so you feel it is hot. But the CPU tempeature may be lower.

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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” ?