Slate GL-AR750S Travel Router REVIEW

DETAILS

The Slate Travel Router is a tiny device about the size of a deck of playing cards. It has the ability to provide you with a private internet connection with multiple VPN protocols support. The Slate is the first dual-band Gigabit travel router. It has a Micro SD card slot integrated into the device to increase storage space up to 128GB. It comes packaged with a short Ethernet cable, Micro USB-to-USB-A cable, and power adapter. The router has three Ethernet ports, one USB-A port, and one Micro USB port available on the device itself. There are two antennae located on each side of the unit that can be flipped upward to enhance the signal of the router. The front of the router showcases three LEDs — one to indicate power and the other two indicate the availability of a 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz networks. The router also comes with a quick start guide.

USER EXPERIENCE

Getting started with the Slate router is very, very easy. The first step is powering it on. To do this, you will need to connect the Micro USB cable and power adapter to a power outlet. While you don’t necessarily have to use the power adapter, it is recommended that you have a power source that is producing 5V/2A worth of power. As an experiment, I connect the USB cable and the router to a power bank that pushed out that amount for power delivery and it worked just fine. This is one of the things I really like about this router — you could potentially use it a lot of different places with the aide of a power bank.

CONCLUSION

Even though I had some issues with the router, I don’t feel that it was the fault of the product. It is very easy to set up and it really makes it possible for you to have a secure internet wherever you go. If you invest in the Slate, you won’t have to configure a VPN client on every device or start an encrypted tunnel when you are on a public network. I can recommend the Slate for those who want to be protected wherever they go.

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