Setting up a GL.iNet is fairly straight forward when using the Minim App. The instructions below will mirror the actions you will take in the app.
What You Will Need
- GL.iNet B1300
- Modem or incoming internet connection
- Ethernet cable
- Mobile phone - iPhone or Android
Create a Minim account
To begin, download the Minim App. Download links to the app can be found here or you can ask your service provider for mobile user access.
Once downloaded, launch the app. First, you will be taken to the sign in page. Tap on the Create Account button. The page will redirect to the Create my account page. Enter the email address you would like to associate with the account and a password.
Please note, signing in with an existing account will not allow you to set up the new GL.iNet router. You will need to sign-in with a new account that has not be associated with a router before.
After the account has been created, you will be directed to the Terms and conditions page. Once they have been reviewed, tap on the Accept and continue button at the bottom.
Add the router to the account
Now that your account has been set up, let's add the router to your account. You will see the below page. Tap the Get started button to begin.
Each GL.iNet router will have a QR code on the bottom of it. First tap on the red Set up a new router button. Next, tap on the red Yes button. On the following screen, tap on the red Scan QR Code button. The camera on your phone should be made available and allow you to quickly scan the QR code.
Next, the page will redirect to the following screen. The router has been associated with your new account. Tap the Begin Setup button to continue.
The app will direct you to perform a series of actions to bring your new router online. Follow the prompts on your screen. Once you have completed each step, tap on the red Next button at the bottom of the screen.
After you tap the final red Next button, you will be directed to a page with a spinning circle. Minim is connecting to your router. Once the connection has completed successfully, you will see a green check mark on the screen. Tap the red Next button to continue.
Please note, if you do not receive a green check mark, try the process again. We recommend checking the connecting between the modem and the GL.iNet. If you are still not receiving the green check mark, please connect our Customer Success team so we can help by emailing email@example.com or clicking on the chat bubble in the corner of this page.
The next screen will give you the opportunity to customize the SSID broadcasted and the password used to log onto the WiFi. Tap the red Confirm button to continue after entering the information in these fields. If you would prefer to not set a new SSID and password, you can tap on the Use Defaults button to use the same SSID and password found on the bottom of the router.
The next screen will give the option to set up an extender. If you purchased more than one GL.iNet router, you can set up the additional units as wireless mesh extenders that will help distribute the WiFi throughout your home. To learn more about how to set up an extender, please continue HERE. Tap on the Skip and finish setup to complete the process.
Congratulations! You've successfully set up your new GL.iNet. You will be provided a copy of your network SSID and password. You will be able to view this information again in the app. You can take this opportunity to connect the devices in your home to the new WiFi. When finished, tap on the red Go home button at the bottom of the screen.
The next page will display a loading bar as Minim scans your network. Once the scan has finished, you will be provided with the following page. Tap the Continue button.
You have finished the setup process! The screen will now display the Network page of the Minim app. To learn more about the features found in the app and how to use it, please review this guide containing videos.
Welcome to Minim! If you have any questions or need some help, please reach out to our Customer Success team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the chat bubble in the corner of this page.
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