I purchased a GL.iNet GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX)

Hi all,

I have just purchased a GL.iNet GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX). I'm switching to OpenWrt from DD-Wrt, so I'm newbie to OpenWrt.

Just a quick question r/g installation of OpenWrt to my GL.iNet GL-MT3000. Under "Download an image", I see
KERNEL
SYSUPGRADE
https://firmware-selector.openwrt.org/?version=23.05.3&target=mediatek%2Ffilogic&id=glinet_gl-mt3000

Should I use both of them and in what order? Or should I only need the "sysupgrade"?

Please advise and many thanks.

You can use the sysupgrade image -- one step upgrade from the vendor firmware. Just don't keep settings when you run the upgrade as the vendor firmware config files are incompatible with official OpenWrt.

Thanks psherman. I will do.

psherman,
I'm thinking about buying GL-MT6000 for my cousin. Looking at the file system to flash. I see many of them. What should I install on this router and in what order. Please see capture posted.

There is lots of info for the MT6000, including the table of hardware page and this forum thread. Based on the info in the TOH, it looks like you just run the sysupgrade -- same as your MT3000.

But let's keep this thread on-topic for the MT3000.

Thanks and copy that. I will read more on the MT6000

I bricked my brand new MT3000 today by flashing the SNAPSHOT firmware on it. Luckily I searched around and followed instructions in the website below from the manufacturer to unbrick with UBOOT bin:

I then flashed again with the 23.05.3 and everything seems to work now.
I saw the following on SNAPSHOT and thought the later the better since this was released recently:

Model: GL.iNet GL-MT3000
Platform: mediatek/filogic
Version: SNAPSHOT (r26608-b2a84c86e3)
Date: 2024-06-12 11:45:03

However, having SNAPSHOT didn't work and even bricked my router. It took me a long time to shoot the trouble. Just want to share here to save your time if you get into this same situation.

Might be you don’t bricked your device at all but master Snapshot is built without Luci packages so you don’t get a web interface after installation, just ssh.

Master snapshot images are for development testing purposes. For production usage I recommend to use stable branch images: currently 23.05.

That could be true since I couldn't log into my router either using 192.168.8.1 or 192.168.1.1
I don't know much about ssh, so it is foreign language to me..lol
I flashed with 25.05.3 and now can configurate it by logging in 192.168.1.1

I'm still finding the option for me to log into a place (hotel, cruise ship, etc) and have this router broadcasing a different SSID/passkey for all of my existing devices. But don't know how yet.

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First install travelmate and relayed. They add dependencies that make things smoother; even if not used directly.

then go to wireless and use the scan option. It will scan all wifi it can find. Choose your home wifi and tinker there.

If the device is intended to be used as a travel router, do not install relayd. That package is specifically used to extend an existing wireless network while keeping devices on the same L2 subnet. This is not consistent with the use-case for most travel routers.

Typically, a travel router is used to create a private and secure network behind an existing network provided by a hotel/cafe/city/etc. As such, the router should be in routing mode with the firewall configured to treat the upstream network as untrusted (i.e. the normal wan configuration). This is the opposite of the purpose of relayd, so relayd is should not be installed/configured.

That said, the Travelmate package is useful and highly recommended!

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I did not mean to use it; Things just got easier when it was/is installed.

Maybe placebo but is there something I'm missing if you install it but do not use it?

I don't know what things would get easier when relayd is used in a travel router... if anything, that package (and ensuing configuration) is more of a hack than anything else and can cause some odd behaviors.

But regardless, it has no purpose in a travel router at all (unless the router is being used as a pure L2 extender).

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If you do install travelmate be sure to follow the instructions as written.

I think most people are not already in a wwan situation before they click the first time set up and that teaches travelmate important information and you only get the one shot at it.

Can you please point out to what I should download and install?
I went to this place but there are so many choices...lol
https://mirror-03.infra.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/x86_64/packages/

Any Luci companion package. I don't know what to download and install from the table.
https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/packages-23.05/x86_64/luci/

OpenWrt has a built-in package manager. You can get to it using LuCI by clicking on System > Software then click Update Lists.

Or, you can do it via the command line:

opkg update
opkg install travelmate luci-app-travelmate

P.S. Your link above is entirely the wrong architecture... no need to download manually, just use the package manager.

Thanks psherman,
I will try to connect this router to a network. Currently it is connected to my laptop via wire while the laptop is connected to Internet via WIFI. I just purchased this and have been learning OpenWrt on it. Thus, I was trying to do things manually...lol.

Thanks for yours and others' patience on me. OpenWrt is brandnew to me.

You can do it manually if you download the files for the right architecture as well as any dependencies, but it's much easier to let the system do it directly.

I connected this device to my router at home trying to have it connected to the Internet for packages download/install. I see the router assigned an IP for it, but I cannot access to it using both of the new IP and the default (192.168.1.1) while it is connected to my home router.

I then tried to set it up as an AP, but in the OpenWrt setting, I couldn't find the option switching from DHCP to AP.