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GL.iNet GL-MiFi

Router with optional LTE PCIe card and 18Wh battery.

Supported Versions

Hardware Highlights

ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
GL-MiFiAtheros AR93314001664Atheros AR9331b/g/n-2-Mobile Wireless/Cellular network1x 2.0, 1x µUSB (power)

Installation

Hardware

Info

General
Brand GL.iNet
Model GL-MiFi
Versions
Device Type Travel Router - Battery powered
Availability Available 2020
Comments - general 3G/4G LTE - There is a PCI-e slot and the device can be purchased with or without a region specific modem card. Battery is optional. V2.22 firmware => r47065
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.lede-project.org/?p=source.git;a=commit;h=42305ae24aa7ce95824d3b2303a40ab211f1a766
Supported Since Release 17.01.0
Supported Current Release 19.07.4
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ar71xx-ath79
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 400
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 64
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 2
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch Atheros AR9331
Modem Mobile Wireless/Cellular network
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports 1 WAN, 1 LAN
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz -
WLAN Hardware Atheros AR9331
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 1x 2.0, 1x µUSB (power)
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 4
Button count 2
Power supply 5 VDC, 2.0 A (µUSB), 5000mAh battery
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL https://www.gl-inet.com/mifi/
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://www.gl-inet.com/firmware/mifi/v1/
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07.4/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-19.07.4-ar71xx-generic-gl-mifi-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

Remove the 4 rubber feet and remove the screws behind them and pull out the bottom part. Notice the battery is glued to it. As you open you can either disconnect the battery terminal, or detach the battery since the glue is weak.

The LTE PCIe module and antenna connector is immediately accessible.

The Wi-Fi antenna connector is in the SOC module in the bottom of the PCB.

Serial

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

Power control MCU

Since PCB revision v2.6.2 (https://forum.gl-inet.com/t/gl-mifi-gpio-how-to-read-battery-status/7246/6) the power control MCU have a communication channel to the main CPU via a UART at 1200 baud, connected to GPIO 8 (RX) and GPIO 19 (TX).

A soft UART is required to use it.

GL.iNet offers in their firmware the package gl-mifi-mcu with a kernel module for soft UART based in https://github.com/adrianomarto/soft_uart.

The MCU responds to the following commands:

g {“T”:25.2,“P”:86,“C”:0}
w watchdog reset!
v version:2.03 time:2019.01.08
s stop feed dog!

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toh/gl.inet/gl.inet_gl-mifi.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/10 17:43 by tmomas