Some time ago I ordered a GL.iNet 6416A on Aliexpress. Actually friend of me did the order. It took about 3 weeks to arrive. (though it can take up to 6 weeks or even longer)
Compared to other sellers this router comes nicely packed in a nice retail box, and even has a little 'getting started' manual, and a USB cable.
OpenWRT Barrier Braker is the pre-installed firmware on this box when you go to the advanced section you get full acces to the OpenWRT firmware. The basic GUI that GL.iNet provides has a lot of options.
A Webcam server
Download functionality for USB storage
A cloud server? (I still have to take a closer look at this)
A share (SAMBA server) that also supports NTFS ans ETX4
A UPnP srver
A SSH proxy
NAT port forwarding
Firmware with auto update.. Hmmm is that safe? But ok this might be better then having firmware with 10 year old bugs that never get patched (as is the case in many mainstream routers)
Please comment on this...
There is also a dyndns service provided by GL.iNet.
All in all the GL.iNet people have not been cutting corners.
I wonder if some financial revenue trickles back to OpenWRT? or how does that work?
And I almost forget to mention it has 64MB RAM and 16MB ROM on board.
See wiki for all the details: http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/gl-inet/gl-inet
From my noob point of view the basic features of this little box beats a lot of the competition out there.
Specially for people who are not familiar or uncomfortable with flashing firmware I think this is a great way to get started.