GL.iNet GL-XE300

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Puli (GL-XE300) is a portable 4G smart router that is perfect for home, business and IoT solutions. It has a large storage capacity, and a Nano SIM Card slot, it is highly customizable for IoT projects. It also comes with a rechargeable battery, enabling portable use or power failover.

GL-XE300 is an upgraded version of GL-MiFi, with upgraded CPU, RAM, FLASH, Wi-Fi speed, and 4G LTE Module. It has ultra-high reliability for critical infrastructure industries, with built-in 4G LTE failover network and auxiliary power supply.

GL-XE300

ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
GL-XE300Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531650128NAND, 16, microSDXC128Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531b/g/n-2-LTE1x 2.0

FIXME Find out flash layout, then add the flash layout table here (copy, paste, modify the example).

Please check out the article Flash layout. It contains examples and explanations that describe how to document the flash layout.

FIXME The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example.
Remove / modify them if they do not apply to this particular device!

This section deals with

  • How you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened
  • The steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/Upgrade.asp
  • Upload .bin file to router
  • Wait for it to reboot
  • Telnet to 192.168.1.1 and set a root password, or browse to http://192.168.1.1 if LuCI is installed.

Specific values needed for tftp

FIXME Enter values for “FILL-IN” below

Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
TFTP transfer window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
TFTP client required IP address FILL-IN

generic.sysupgrade

FIXME These are generic instructions. Update with your router's specifics.

  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci/mini/system/upgrade/ LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

sysupgrade

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc

mtd

If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan EXAMPLE LAN & WiFi EXAMPLE 192.168.1.1/24
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP
wl0 EXAMPLE WiFi EXAMPLE Disabled

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4
LAN 1 EXAMPLE 3
LAN 2 EXAMPLE 2
LAN 3 EXAMPLE 1
LAN 4 EXAMPLE 0

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

The GL.iNet GL-XE300 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -
General
Brand GL.iNet
Model GL-XE300
Versions
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Available 2022
Comments - general 5000mAh Battery
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=af8a059bb41dd7afee49ce9a5d52e9a8e010bbd8
Supported Since Release
Supported Current Release snapshot
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ath79
System-On-Chip Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531
CPU MHz 650
Flash MB 128NAND, 16, microSDXC
RAM MB 128
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 2
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch ¿
Modem LTE
VLAN ¿
Comments - network ports Nano SIM Card
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz -
WLAN Hardware Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 1x 2.0
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG ¿
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count ¿
Button count ¿
Power supply optional 5000mAh battery
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-xe300/
Firmware OEM Stock URL https://dl.gl-inet.com/?model=xe300
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL
Edit the underlying data View/Edit data

Front:
Insert photo of front of the casing

Back:
Insert photo of back of the casing

Backside label:
Insert photo of backside label

Note: This will void your warranty!

FIXME Describe what needs to be done to open the device, e.g. remove rubber feet, adhesive labels, screws, …

  • To remove the cover and open the device, do a/b/c

Main PCB:
Insert photo of PCB

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for serial port

FIXME Replace EXAMPLE by real values.

Serial connection parameters
for GL.iNet GL-XE300
EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for JTAG port

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Space for additional notes, links to forum threads or other resources.

FIXME Add tags below, then remove this fixme.

How to add tags

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  • Last modified: 2022/04/28 10:33
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