I travel with video gear for live streams. Therefore, packing as much gear, and keeping under 50 lbs per bag is critical. So when items are small, and light-weight, I love it. Case in point, the GL.iNet Slate. A travel router that I can use in multiple ways.
About the GL.iNet Slate
Internally, the QCA9563 (@775MHz) SoC processor will handle multiple requests, so having 3-4 computers on (or more) won’t be a problem GL.iNet has tested up to 25 connections, but with some wait times.
The Slate emits 2.4 and 5 GHz Wireless to your other devices. Tether your phone, or other 3G/4G device, and all your computers and mobile devices can pair as one.
In some hotels, you will be able to use this router as a main hub. Even if the hotel has a login screen, the device can access to enter credentials.
The Slate also has OpenVPN support, WireGuard, Cloudflare DNS over TLS, a MicroSD card for Intranet sharing, and a programmable switch on the side so you can configure your router in two different setups.
The router is powered by 5V USB cable – which can be plugged into your computer, or into the wall wart or USB power device.
In the Video
I unbox the router, and go through some basic setup.