Slate AX (GL-AXT1800)

was wondering if there is such a small board that can act as equivalent to the

I don't need wifi6; just wifi5/ + able to manage 100mbit via wireguard... and running openwrt and be small as that device 10x8x4cm .. and ideally ~200gram


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or perhaps


Hi, I've got one of these on order... Slate AX (GL-AXT1800)
What is the status of Open-WRT on this please?

The webpage claims '' Runs on OpenWrt 21.02'' ???


it doesnt seem to be supported :
But I think you can install Luci (the OpenWRT web interface) on it easily

pretty much all routers run openwrt, even the unsupported ones.

Work on ipq60xx hasn't even started yet (it depends on ipq807x to get working first, but will require considerable efforts on top of that). Chances for ipq600x support are unlikely due to hardware constraints, at least ipq601x seems to be the baseline for eventual support (expect years, not months).

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so which ipq is used in gl-axt1800? thanks

GL.Inet's data sheet says ipq6000, I have no information beyond what they advertise.

So how can GL-iNet claim to be running Open-WRT 21? I'm puzzled...

they use openwrt 21 as platform for their own fw, just like all other vendors ?
although most of the others use older versions than 21.

I assume, currently there is no hw with such a performance that can run openwrt and have such a small size as slate axt1800?


What's the latest info on OpenWRT for this new router - Slate AX (GL-AXT1800) please?


All information is in the threads above, just read it.

So it is very unlikely to be supported, or if so it may be months/years?
Pity, because it's a powerful but small device...



i got an AXT1800 a few days ago.
i also have a AR750S-EXT and a USB150

if you a have question, i can try to answer it

Hi, how are you using GL-AXT1800 with OpenWrt?

I can't find a firmware image, for 22.03 rc6

glinet router, the default os is openwrt.
and on top of that glinet adds a nice GUI.
i own a AR750S-EXT, USB150 and just got the AXT1800.

for the AXT1800, using the latest glinet firmware version 4.0.0
tho there is a beta using linux kernel 5.4, have not tried it.

using ssh over tailscale, here is the terminal output.

BusyBox v1.33.1 (2022-06-03 08:21:49 UTC) built-in shell (ash)

  _______                     ________ __ ______ __
 |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |__|   ___|__|
 |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  |  |   ___|  |
 |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________|__|__|   |__|
          |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
 OpenWrt 21.02-SNAPSHOT, r16273+114-378769b555

uname -a
Linux HOME01 4.4.60 #0 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 3 08:21:49 2022 armv7l GNU/Linux

cat /etc/os-release
ID_LIKE="lede openwrt"
OPENWRT_TAINTS="no-all busybox override"
OPENWRT_RELEASE="OpenWrt 21.02-SNAPSHOT r16273+114-378769b555"

Right, yes it does have Openwrt, but a QSDK build of it, which has recently moved to kernel 5.4.

However just like the AX1800 not everything is compiled for it which is why I was self compiling myself untill my new server nuked my ssd's due to a bad SATA controller.

During the self compile journey I have noticed there are issues where certain packages will completely break image creation with the kernel partition jumping from 4mb to 41mb when compiling with shared kmods enabled for example.

So short answer is it will be a while before it's able to run openwrt natively.

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not understanding, as the routers boot into openwrt.

can you please explain how that affects openwrt on my router?

In terms of how it effects openwrt on your router, it will be down to the using of opkg, some packages might be missing or will not work.

PowerPoint Presentation (

Has a good explination about QSDK.

Although it boots into openwrt the kernel is based on QSDK, native build of openwrt would be like the normal builds are like where you can download the images directly from openwrt.