In February 2018 I bought the Flter, a portable router to protect your privacy. I never really used it, I immediately realized I threw 100euros! The really cheap case and bad software convinced me that this product was overpriced!
For over a year I put the product with its box in the closet, I had forgotten! Better to forget the wrong purchases! 🙂
By cleaning my technology closet I found it again, so I decided to disassembly it!
First, I noticed that the case is empty for about 60% of the space!
For portable device all this empty space is absurd! Very absurd!
So I have decided to retry this product, but I didn’t remember the password for admin panel. I reset the device and…surprise!
To complete the restore, the device must be connected to the official website “flter.me”, which no longer exists! Angry, very angry! I really thought about throwing it!
So I decide to analysis the mainboard of its, with surprise I see the sign “GL-MT300N_v1.3”!
So they used a 15euro GL-iNet device, they changed the firmware and aesthetics and sold it for 100euros! I feel stupid, I think I fell into a scam.
I decide to keep only the mainboard, I put that useless case in the recycling.
Now I must succeed to replace the Flter firmware with the original GL-iNet firmware! I can’t login with the admin panel because the restore procedure is not complete.
I’m stuck on this screen, the flter.me site no longer exists.
Looking at the documentation of GL-iNet, I discover the possibility of doing a firmware upgrade through the debrick procedure.
I’ve downloaded the last firmware (I select pre-leases options) and I followed the procedure! Fantastic I have the device working again, with an good firmware!
Now I need a small case, similar to the original to carry comfortably! Do you have any ideas?
Finally I realized that I don’t have to trust all these fantastic project on crowdsourcing platforms!