I am new to routers, OpenWRT and GL-inet. I just got Brume router. I installed the latest firmware 3.105 default release (posted Dec 2020 by glinet) and it’s got OpenWRT 19.07.0-rc1 (Jan 2020), which is more than a year old! The latest version of OpenWRT is 19.07.6 on Jan 2021.
I am new to this, but isn’t this a security problem? Even laptops are updated daily or weekly let alone routers. There are vulnerabilities that have been fixed in the last year in releases after Jan 2020.
Or perhaps this is the situation with all routers and companies using OpenWRT?
Hi, the Gl.inet firmware is still OpenWRT but what is done is that a nice interface is put on top to make lots of common functions easy to do. Without the Gl.Inet “skin” then you have to be able to play with LUCI and command line instructions. There are also some gl.inet “tweaks” included as well.
If you want to see what luci looks like go to more settings->advanced and login with the same password you setup up initially. It’s nowhere near as nice as the gl.inet interface and is more complexed to configure (though not as complexed as command line )