BANA Hardware

GL-AR300M16 / GL-AR300M16 - Ext
Model GL-AR300M16 / GL-AR300M16 - Ext
CPU QCA9531 650MHz
Memory / Storage DDRII 128MB / 16MB Nor + 128MB Nand dual flash
Interfaces 1 WAN, 1 LAN, 1 USB2.0, 1 micro USB (power), 1 Reset button, PCIe, UART
Frequency 2.4GHz
Transmission rate 300Mbps
Max Tx Power 20dBm
Protocol 802.11 b/g/n
External Storage support FAT32/EXFAT/EXT4/EXT3/EXT2/NTFS
Webcam support MJPG, YUV
DIY features UART, 4GPIO, 3.3V & 5V power port
External antenna support Yes
PoE support No
Power input 5V/1A
Power consumption < 2W
Maximum number of clients per Router 16
Dimension, Weight 58*58*25mm, 39g



    Steps to replace legacy firmware

    1. Download the latest BANA firmware from
    2. Connect to the Router using WiFi or LAN cable.
    3. Goto Web UI of the Router (Default IP Address is for factory firmware)
    4. Click on Firmware (Bottom Left)
    5. Click "Upload Firmware" button
    6. Click the rect to select file or just drag and drop your firmware to the rect. The firmware will be uploaded and verified.
    7. Don't select "Keep Settings". It may take upto 3-minutes for the upgradation to complete
  • Router guides you to configure

    How to start the Network?

    Power on the first Router (which has BANA firmware). Connect WAN port to your Modem. Wait for a minute. Your network is started. Cool. Is n't it?

    Following are the default Network Name and Network Key?

    Default Network Name: Nearhop
    Default Key: nearhop123
    Default IP Address for Web UI:
    Default Password for Web UI: admin

    The moment you are connected to this Network, you will be automaticlaly redirected to the settings page. If not, check on the top-left corner of your mobile which shows something like "Sign into Nearhop". Tap onto it and you will be taken to the Settings page.

    Or if the above steps do not work, open a browser and type It will redirect you to WiFi settings page.

    You will be asked to enter a Password. Default Password is admin . Change the Network Name and Key and Save the settings. Reconnect using the updated Network Name and Key.

How to add more BANA nodes or Repeaters?

Power-on the new BANA (Repeater) to be added. Make sure it is close to the Root BANA. Wait for a minute. You will see that WLAN LED glow.

To join the Repeater in the Root's Network, connect Repeater's WAN port with Root's LAN using an Ethernet Cable. The LEDs on the new BANA blink for atleast 5 times within 5 to 15 seconds. It indicates your new BANA Repeater got the configuration from Root and joined the network successfully. Thats it. Remove the Ethernet cable from Repeater. You don't need the Ethernet cable any more. Install it at your favorite location like Mounting on a sidewall or top or wherever.

You can cross-verify this by checking in Root's Web UI. Goto Network-->Hops. You will see the newly added BANA in the network.