Top 10 Best Travel Router Picks And Buying Guide

Top 10 Best Travel Router Picks And Buying Guide

Have you been searching for the best travel router for your needs? You are at the right place. We recognize that amidst so many choices in the market, it can be perplexing and confusing to make the right pick.

This article will help you choose the right travel router with more ease. We have taken into consideration the varied needs and wants of all segments of consumers to give you the perfect guide on how to pick the right product. So that you can shop worry-free!

Our Top 10 Best travel router On The Market

1. GL.iNet GL-MT1300 (Beryl) VPN Wireless Little Travel Router – Connect to Hotel WiFi & Captive Portal, USB 3.0, 3 Gigabit Ports, Range Extender, Assess Point, Pocket-Sized, MicroSD Slot, Easy to Setup

Features :

  • 【DUAL-BAND WIRELESS ROUTER】Up to 867Mbps (5GHz) + 400Mbps (2.4GHz) impressive dual-band WiFi speeds. Support up to 40 wireless devices simultaneously. Tethering,Repeater Compatible.
  • 【KEEP YOUR INTERNET SAFE】 IPv6 supported. OpenVPN & WireGuard pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers. Pre-installed Tor service. Cloudflare Supported. A toggle switch for VPN/Tor is also included.
  • 【OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE】 Pre-installed the latest stable OpenWrt (19.07.4), backed by software repository. Allows you to install different applications, perfect for DIY projects.
  • 【LARGER STORAGE & EXTENSIBILITY】 DDR3L 256MB, FLASH 32MB. Up to 512GB MicroSD slot (TF card is not included in package), USB 3.0 port, 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Extra storage brings a local drive to store your files.
  • 【Repeater for Public WiFi】Convert a public network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing. In general, most of the Free Public Wi-Fi hotspot set a time limit for users, which will disconnect your devices once the time is over. To deal with this situation, please reconnect your router to the wifi.
  • 【Tor Service Pre-installed】Backed by world-class researchers, Tor (The Onion Router) is pre-installed in Beryl. Your online identity and browsing data could be concealed from surveillance and third-party trackers easily with Tor. Your traffic is encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network so your network will be extra safe!
  • 【DNS Encryption with Cloudflare】Beryl supports Cloudflare DNS over TLS, it keeps users’ online actions secure and private. DNS over TLS is a security protocol for encrypting and wrapping Domain Name System (DNS) queries and answers via the Transport Layer Security (TLS). The goal is to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data via man-in-the-middle attacks.
  • 【Package Content】Beryl (GL-MT1300) with 1 year warrenty; Ethernet cable; User manual; 5V/3A Type-C power adapter(US Plug)

2. TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router(TL-WR902AC) – Support Multiple Modes, WiFi Router/Hotspot/Bridge/Range Extender/Access Point/Client Modes, Dual Band WiFi, 1 USB 2.0 Port

Features :

  • Travel Sized Design: Conveniently small and light to pack and take on the road, creating Wi Fi network via Ethernet
  • Dual Band AC750 Wi Fi: Strong, fast connection for HD streaming on all your devices
  • One Switch for Multiple Modes: Perfect for Wi Fi at Home, your hotel room or on the road
  • Flexible Power: Micro USB port to an adapter, portable charger or laptop
  • Industry leading 2 year warranty and unlimited 24/7 technical support

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.87
Width 2.91
Length 2.64
Weight 0.5
Release Date 2017-02-28T00:00:01Z

3. GL.iNet GL-SFT1200 (Opal) Secure Travel WiFi Router – AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Internet Router | IPv6 | USB 2.0 | MU-MIMO | DDR3 |128MB Ram | Repeater Bridge | Access Point Mode

Features :

  • 【AC1200 Dual-band Wireless Router】Simultaneous dual-band with wireless speed up to 300 Mbps (2.4GHz) + 867 Mbps (5GHz). 2.4GHz band can handles some simple tasks like emails or web browsing while bandwidth intensive tasks such as gaming or 4K video streaming can be handled by the 5GHz band.
  • 【Pocket-friendly】Lightweight design(145g) which designed for your next trip or adventure. Alongside its portable, compact design makes it easy to take with you on the go.
  • 【Full Gigabit Ports】Gigabit Wireless Internet Router with 2 Gigabit LAN ports and 1 Gigabit WAN ports, ideal for lots of internet plan and allow you to connect your wired devices directly.
  • 【Keep your Internet Safe】IPv6 supported. OpenVPN & WireGuard pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers. Pre-installed Tor service. Cloudflare encryption supported to protect the privacy.
  • 【Repeater for Public WiFi】Convert a public network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing. In general, most of the Free Public Wi-Fi hotspot set a time limit for users, which will disconnect your devices once the time is over. To deal with this situation, please reconnect your router to the wifi. ***Do NOT support easytethering***

Additional Info :

Color Opal

4. GL.iNet GL-AXT1800 (Slate AX) Pocket-Sized Wi-Fi 6 Gigabit Travel Router, Extender/Repeater for Hotel&Public Network, VPN Client&Server, OpenWrt, Adguard Home, USB 3.0, Network Storage, TF Card Slot

Features :

  • 【AXT1800 WiFi 6 Wireless Router】Slate AX offers powerful Wi-Fi 6 network connection with a dual-band combined Wi-Fi speed of 1800 Mbps (600 Mbps for 2.4GHz and 1200 Mbps for 5GHz). Enhance Wi-Fi performance with MU-MIMO, OFDMA, BSS color and able to connect to up to 120 devices simultaneously.
  • 【Fast and Secure Browsing】IPv6 supported; OpenVPN & WireGuard pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers, OpenVPN speed up to 120 Mbps; WireGuard speed up to 550 Mbps. Cloudflare encryption supported to protect the privacy.
  • 【Easy File Sharing】Our NAS feature supports SAMBA and WebDav protocol. By plugging an external USB hard disc into the router, you can create a private network to store and share your documents.
  • 【Runs on OpenWrt 21.02】Slate AX runs on the latest OpenWrt 21.02 operating system (Kernel version 4.4.60), with mass device connection capabilities, and significantly reduced signal interference. You can customize the router and install applications based on your preferences.
  • 【Repeater for Public WiFi】Convert a public network(wired/wireless) to a private network(wired/wireless) for secure surfing. (Note: Most of the Free Public Wi-Fi hotspot set a time limit for users, which will disconnect your devices once the time is over. To deal with this situation, please reconnect your router to the wifi.)

5. GL.iNet GL-AR300M16-Ext Portable Mini Travel Wireless Pocket Router – WiFi Router/Access Point/Extender/WDS | OpenWrt | 2 x Ethernet Ports | OpenVPN/Wireguard VPN | USB 2.0 Port

Features :

  • 【MINI TRAVEL ROUTER】 Convert a public/hotel network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing. Tethering, 3G/4G USB Modem Compatible. Powered by any laptop USB, power banks or 5V DC adapters (sold separately). 39g (1.41 Oz) only and pocket friendly.
  • 【OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE】 OpenWrt pre-installed, USB disk extendable.
  • 【VPN CLIENT&Server】 OpenVPN and Wireguard VPN client&server pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers.
  • 【LARGER STORAGE & EXTENSIBILITY】 128MB RAM, 16MB NOR Flash, dual Ethernet ports, UART and GPIOs available for hardware DIY.
  • 【PACKAGE CONTENTS】 GL-AR300M16-Ext mini router (1-year Warranty), USB cable, User Manual.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Weight 0.09

6. GL.iNet GL-MT300N-V2(Mango) Portable Mini Travel Wireless Pocket VPN Router – WiFi Router/Access Point/Extender/WDS | OpenWrt | 2 x Ethernet Ports | OpenVPN/Wireguard VPN | USB 2.0 Port | 128MB RAM

Features :

  • 【WIRELESS MOBILE MINI TRAVEL ROUTER】 Convert a public network (wired or wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing. Tethering. Powered by any laptop USB, power banks or 5V DC adapters (sold separately). 39g (1.41 Oz) only, portable and pocket friendly. 2.4GHz ONLY
  • 【OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE】 OpenWrt pre-installed, USB disk extendable.
  • 【LARGER STORAGE & EXTENDABILITY】 128MB RAM, 16MB Flash ROM, dual Ethernet ports, UART and GPIOs available for hardware DIY.
  • 【OPENVPN CLIENT】 OpenVPN client pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers.
  • 【PACKAGE CONTENTS】 GL-MT300N-V2 (Mango) mini router (1-year Warranty), USB cable, Ethernet cable, User Manual. Please update to the latest firmware.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1
Width 2.3
Length 2.3
Weight 0.08598028218

7. GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext (Slate) Gigabit Travel AC VPN Router, 300Mbps(2.4GHz)+433Mbps(5GHz) Wi-Fi, 128MB RAM, MicroSD Support, Repeater Bridge, OpenWrt/LEDE pre-Installed, Cloudflare DNS

Features :

  • 【DUAL BAND AC WIRELESS ROUTER】 Simultaneous dual band with wireless speed 300Mbps(2.4G)+433Mbps(5G). Tethering Compatible.Convert public network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing.
  • 【OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE】 OpenWrt/LEDE pre-installed, backed by software repository.
  • 【VPN CLIENT & SERVER】 OpenVPN and WireGuard pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers.
  • 【LARGER STORAGE & EXTENSIBILITY】 128MB RAM, 16MB NOR Flash and 128MB NAND Flash, up to 128GB MicroSD slot, USB 2.0 port, three Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN and 2 LAN).
  • 【EASY TO CARRY】It is small and light, which is very convenient to carry around while working or travelling.
  • 【CAN BE WIDELY USED】 No matter you are at hotel room, airport, restaurant, RV or any other places, you could connect the router to the public wifi hotspot and secure your connected devices.
  • 【PACKAGE CONTENTS】 GL-AR750S-Ext (Slate) router with 1-year limited warranty, power adapter (US Plug), USB cable, Ethernet cable and user manual.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.9
Width 2.7
Length 3.9
Weight 0.19

8. GL.iNet GL-AR300M16 Portable Mini Travel Wireless Pocket Router – WiFi Router/Access Point/Extender/WDS | OpenWrt | 2 x Ethernet Ports | OpenVPN/Wireguard VPN | USB 2.0 Port

Features :

  • 【MINI TRAVEL ROUTER】 Convert a public/hotel network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing. Tethering, 3G/4G USB Modem Compatible. Powered by any laptop USB, power banks or 5V DC adapters (sold separately). 39g (1.41 Oz) only and pocket friendly.
  • 【OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE】 OpenWrt pre-installed, USB disk extendable.
  • 【VPN CLIENT&Server】 OpenVPN and Wireguard VPN client&server pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers.
  • 【LARGER STORAGE & EXTENSIBILITY】 128MB RAM, 16MB NOR Flash, dual Ethernet ports, UART and GPIOs available for hardware DIY.
  • 【PACKAGE CONTENTS】 GL-AR300M16 mini router (1-year Warranty), USB cable, User Manual.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Weight 0.09

9. NewQ Filehub AC750 Travel Router: Portable Hard Drive SD Card Reader & Mini WiFi Range Extender for Travel | Wireless Access External Harddrive & USB Storage Device to Backup Photo & Files from iPhone

Features :

  • Portable Wireless Router – The basic function of this device is used as a portable wireless wifi router; It can turn a wired network to be wifi directly when traveling, it also can be used as a general router and wifi range extender based on 3 different router modes that it supports, Access Point(AP mode), Router Mode and Bridge Mode
  • Filehub Function – Filehub function is a wireless data transmission function; You can connect any storage device to this device, such as an external hard drive, USB flash, SD card, and then you can wirelessly access and transfer files to your external storage device; It will turn your hard drive, USB flash drive and SD card to be a wireless hard drive
  • No Need to Install App – No matter using the function of router or filehub, you can do all the process on a general broser of your phone and computer, so you don’t have to install an App to use this Filehub; But it also has an app to provide stabler performance and better operation interface
  • Used as a Wireless Hard Drive and Wireless SD Car Reader – Due to the Filehub allows us reading and transfering files to SD card wirelessly, so this Filehub can be used as a wireless SD card reader; If you leave the SD card in the device, it will have the same function like a wireless hard drive; Insert a SD card and bring the device with you, then you can wirelessly access the content in your SD card whenever you want
  • Faster Wifi Speed – This portable wireless router supports both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz Wifi, so it will provide you faster speed and high-performing wifi connection; It supports an internet speed up to 1300 mbps

Additional Info :

10. GL.iNet GL-AR750 (Creta) Travel AC VPN Router, 300Mbps(2.4GHz)+433Mbps(5GHz) Wi-Fi, 128MB RAM, MicroSD Storage Support, Repeater Bridge, OpenWrt/LEDE pre-Installed, Power Adapter and Cables Included

Features :

  • 【DUAL BAND AC WIRELESS ROUTER】 Simultaneous dual band with wireless speed 300Mbps(2.4G)+433Mbps(5G). Tethering Compatible. Convert a public network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing.
  • 【OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE】 OpenWrt/LEDE pre-installed, backed by software repository.
  • 【VPN CLIENT & SERVER】 OpenVPN and WireGuard pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers.
  • 【LARGER STORAGE & EXTENSIBILITY】 128MB RAM, 16MB NOR Flash, up to 128GB MicroSD slot, USB 2.0 port, three Ethernet ports (1 WAN and 2 LAN).
  • 【PACKAGE CONTENTS】 GL-AR750 (Creta) travel router (1-year Warranty), Power adapter, USB cable, Ethernet cable and User Manual. Please update to the latest firmware.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1.06299
Width 2.83464
Length 4.13385
Weight 0.15

The Buying Guide: Our Advice on How to Buy the Best travel router

Before you invest your hard-earned money into a product, you should properly educate yourself about the available products and the best alternatives in the market. We have compiled the list of factors you should consider before buying a  travel router to make your task easier.

Like almost any product, before buying a travel router, you should ask yourself these few questions:

  1. How reputable are travel router in comparison to market competitors?
  2. How durable and long-lasting are they, and how easy is it to service or fix them if something goes wrong?
  3. Why is it worth buying travel router instead of other products?
  4. What are some key features and highlights of travel router? Are those features worth it for your needs?
  5. What are some positives and negatives of travel router, and how do they affect your user experience?
  6. Where can you buy travel router and service or repair it if necessary?

These are just some of the questions that you need to seek the answer to when purchasing the product. It is essential to keep in mind that you may have further queries and questions, as you should.

These are just a few considerations that we consider absolutely crucial. You can find detailed answers to almost all of your questions by some internet research or even by trying out the product at the store.

Summarized Tips on Why You Should Buy from an Online Marketplace

In the year 2022, you have a multitude of options everytime you look to buy a new product. You have traditional retailers, department stores, online marketplaces, etc. We believe that for your next purchase, you should seriously consider online marketplaces.

Online platforms come with loads of facilities designed to make your entire shopping experience better. They are reputable, well regarded, and provide you with the opportunity to shop from your home and get the best deals.

A very important thing you get when buying from an online platform is flexibility and convenience. In our busy lives, it is quite hard to find the time to visit a physical store. Meanwhile, you can buy anything you want, including travel router from an online store, while you are taking a break at work or doing your chores.

As it should be clear to you by now, there are a multitude of benefits when you go with an online platform over physical stores. Some of the benefits are summarized below in a few key points:

GREAT DEALS

Online platforms quite often offer the best value in the market. There are many sellers who sell travel router. However, thanks to the wide dealer and supplier network as well as advanced supply chain management, online platforms can almost always undercut the competing physical stores.

Online platforms also often give discounts and sales, especially around the Black Friday event and other festivities. You can find deals that you simply can’t find anywhere else.

ROCK-SOLID RELIABILITY

Reliability is one key concern when you buy from an online retailer without physically testing the product. You simply don’t have the option to check the product before buying, so you must rely on the site.

Thankfully, online platforms usually offer warranty and easy replacement on many brands and products, including travel router. You can avail all the warranty facilities of any regular store, all from the comfort of your own home.

Their extended warranty policies make sure that if you do end up encountering an issue on any product, you won’t incur financial losses. In fact, you can get a replacement product in a short period. This sort of guarantee makes shopping from online platforms a breeze. This is a primary reason so many people are switching to shopping from online platforms.

HUGE VARIETY AND SELECTION

The online platforms around the world are growing exponentially in size, and that applies to the selection of products as well. As they get more popular, more and more brands sign up to sell their products on online platforms.

They have a wide range of products across many categories, divided and organized well. This helps you find exactly what you are looking for easily. You may even get software-generated recommendations for products you may need.  This includes travel router and many more.

Having a huge variety means that you can assess your preferences and choices. You can choose from a range of alternatives before purchasing. This is often not the case in most physical stores, where there is a limitation to the number of brands.

USER GENERATED REVIEWS

Being able to read reviews from actual users of the product could prove to be very useful. Companies may often leave out some potential flaws or negatives in the product description.

But users who actually used the product can give honest and balanced feedback, which is useful to the buyers. You can take a decision unaffected by bias if you account for actual user experiences of the product you are looking for.

Lastly…

Being on the lookout for the right product can be challenging as there are so many good options. It can often be hard to narrow down the best products. Hopefully, this buying guide will help you pick from the best travel router for your unique needs.

Another important aspect is picking the right place to buy the right product. We have extensively covered the benefits of going with online platforms. We hope that this article will be informative enough in aiding you to make the best purchase decisions in the future.

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