Using GL iNET App in Access Point Mode?

I recently changed the Network Mode on my Beryl AX (MT3000) from Router to Access Point Mode, but then found I could not access the Beryl using the GLiNET App. Is this by design? To be fair there is a message about accessing the Beryl using the IP Address assigned by the Main Router.

However this seems a bit difficult if you’re travelling and you just want to extend an existing network (that allows it), but then you cannot access the Router of that existing network. In this case how do you access the Beryl from the GLiNET App (if you do not know the IP Address of it?)


Just out of interest, but why would you use your GL.iNet in AP mode when travelling? The main idea is to have your own secure network when you are away, isn’t it?

Fair question; it’s actually for when we go to my wife’s parents place. They have an older router with Wireless N or AC, so I wanted to plug it into the LAN port and then we can connect our devices to the Travel Router when we visit my in-laws. Hopefully that makes sense.

@elorimer gave me a nice explanation why this might not make sense, security-wise, here: [SOLVED] Cannot Access Beryl AX Webadmin using IP Address assigned by another Router? - #3 by SmurfonToast


No support for Access Point Mode has been added to the App. You can try manually entering the router’s WAN IP into the App and basic features may be available.

OK thank you. Maybe a feature request in future. I like the App (and it’s much easier to teach my wife to do stuff on the App when she travels for work than the WebAdmin).


You can actually set up a GL.iNet router as a “LAN-only” access point, in Router mode without connecting the WAN port and only connecting the Ethernet LAN port:

In Step 3 of this procedure, you can also just set Protocol to DHCP client and it will obtain an IP address from the main router.

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

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Thank you, I can look into that down the track, but for now I guess this question was more about whether the GLiNET App could be used in AP mode, which yuxin.zou has noted it can not be and provided an alternative.

If you set up the GL.iNet router as a LAN-only access point, then you can use the GL.iNet App to manage the router. Just add it via Initialized Devices in the app and enter the router’s LAN IP address.

I have that setup for 1 of my GL.iNet routers.

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