Translating Chinese router’s UI

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I got myself a Mercury MW3030R router from China a couple of weeks ago. It’s a dual band router, which can actually reach speeds of 300Mbs over the 5Ghz. It was so  cheap I didn’t bother looking too deep into the specifications. It turned out, the router only supports Chinese language. It also turned out, there is no option to either flash a new firmware, without doing some soldering, and firmware digging. I’m not really good with hardware, and it didn’t want to waste time which would almost certainly result in a battered, smoking bricked device.

I had to find a way to do the configuration, without having to learn Chinese first.

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