HONG KONG - GL.iNet is proud to announce the availability of pre-order for its first tri-band mesh router, Velica (GL-B2220), enabling users to enjoy a whole home coverage with pre-installed OpenWrt, AdGuard Home, and built-in VPN services.
“Stable and secure home WiFi. That’s what we want people to think and experience on Velica,” said Dr. Alfie Zhao, CTO of GL.iNet. “There are numerous mesh WiFi routers in the market, but they don’t always emphasize security and privacy. We provide our users with an OpenWrt tri-band home gateway with 30+ VPN services and AdGuard Home software. Velica can also be used as an IoT gateway via the embedded Bluetooth and Zigbee* modules.”
To build a home automation system, a mesh WiFi router plays an essential role in ensuring the connectivity of the whole house. Velica works more than a simple home router.
Velica’s distinctive features include:
● Mesh Network: The mesh technology of Velica is designed for houses to eliminate any WiFi dead zones. Multiple devices are required to extend the WiFi network.
● Tri-band WiFi: Velica comes with a tri-band WiFi with quick speed up to 400Mbps (2.4GHz) + 2x867Mbps (5GHz). A tri-band router allows more connected devices and less interference.
● Network Security: Velica provides the best encryption with multiple VPN protocol support. Same as the other GL.iNet’s products, Velica supports 30+ OpenVPN and WireGuard VPN services.
● AdGuard Home Supported: A dedicated software for blocking ads and online tracking. The software is integrated within our OpenWrt and UI for better control and management.
● Pre-installed OpenWrt: OpenWrt, an open-sourced operating system based on Linux is pre-installed in Velica. The root access is granted for users to fully customise and optimise the devices.
● Smart Home IoT Gateway: Velica can be connected to multiple smart devices instantly with Bluetooth or Zigbee* modules to build a wireless smart home network.
● Easy Setup: GL.iNet Smartphone App provides the simplest way to set up and manage Velica. Users can use it to manage the mesh network and VPN services of Velica with a clean and simple user interface.
● Encrypted DNS with Cloudflare or NextDNS: Users’ privacy and security will be protected by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data via man-in-the-middle attacks by using Cloudflare. NextDNS strengthens Internet security by offering trackers blocking service and analytics of Internet traffic.
* Zigbee gateway function is under development. SDK for development is provided.
More detailed information about Velica can be found on our website, including specifications and online guides.
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