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Black Friday Cyber Monday FlashRouter Deals


We’re going to make this pretty simple. You have your device of choice picked out and you just want the deal right?

Get 15% off any Wireless-AC Firmware Enhanced FlashRouter with the coupon code CYBER14 now through Cyber Monday (12/01/2014)!

Looking to learn more about the benefits using Wireless-AC, DD-WRT or find the best model for you then keep on reading. We’ve been plenty of information for you super researchers out there.

Wireless-AC Compared to Wireless-N

Haven’t upgraded your router in 2 years or more? It is more than likely that this fact alone can be hindering your entire network performance.  The list of things that hammer your router and require performance increases everyday.

Most likely you have heard the terms Wireless-N & Wireless-G. Wireless-AC is the latest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity in WiFi market. Where Wireless-G tops out at 54 Mbps and Wireless N ranges from 450-900 Mbps, AC can more than doubles the top end capabilities of Wireless-N.

Now that Apple has cracked the seal across their entire product line with Wireless-AC, most new gadgets shipped during the rest of 2014 holiday season will want to keep up by integrating the Wireless-AC Gigabit Wireless capability a standard. Make sure your 

Combine that power with the DD-WRT added perks of being able to manage wireless transmission power, block ads with Privoxy, embedded OpenVPN & PPTP integration, manage access restrictions, a built-in SPI firewall, a bevy of graphing, logs and monitoring features.

Here’s a handy chart that shows the difference between our lowest economy and mid range Wireless-N models versus some popular Wireless-AC options.


E1200 V2



RT-AC66U Tomato


WiFi Speed (Mbps)



AC1750 (450/975) AC1750 (450/1300) AC1900

CPU / Processor

300 MHz

480 MHz

800 MHz

600 MHz

1 GHz

USB Port(s)


1 USB 2.0

1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0

2 USB 2.0

1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0







Recommended Users/Devices









$30 OFF

$45 OFF

$57 OFF

Black Friday/
Cyber Monday Price






So for example comparing our economy Wireless-N E1200 to the R7000, the Nighthawk offers more than three times the processing power, integrates high speed networked transfers and sharing, more than 6x the wireless speed capability and has a significant range advantage for more users with its external antennas.

So make sure your old ratty router doesn’t effect the performance of your newly (or soon to be received) high-tech gear from Apple TV, Roku, SmartTV, Nest Thermostat, VOIP, Sonos Music System and many more.

Not only will you be getting a networking revamping tool for now and the future but you will be getting it with our biggest discounts we’ve ever offered on most of these models.

Wondering what the importance of these mumbo jumbo specifications? We’ll break it down for you and why certain specifications are important.


Processing is the key to high performance routing and this one has room to burn and grow as streaming video demands become iincreasinglymore intensive.To handle the increased pressures of our multitude of connected activities having ample processing power to burn is ideal.

For VPN users, having a large processor is imperative for the constant encryption and decryption the router will perform in this process. The better the processor, the faster the VPN encrypted information can get to you.

Router USB PortAUSB 3.0 port for best-in-class high speed data transfer (up to 10x faster than USB 2.0) and network sharing. Use these integrated USB port to attach a backup storage device, Network Attached Storage (NAS) backup,  or for creating a network printer. The faster the USB ports, the faster you can do network backups, transfer & share files between devices.

High Powered External Antennas

External antennas are utilized for maximum wireless reach and performance. since they are external. With minimal effort, they can be easily upgraded to even more powerful antennas for extended reach if you wish. DD-WRT allows you to control the transmission power of these antennas as well.

Wireless-AC Speed, Wireless-N Compatible

Getting a Wireless-AC device means you are future-proofing for network needs and staying ahead of networking demands rather than just playing catchup. Even though it is AC compatible, it will be Wireless-N and Wireless-G compatible as well.


Advantages of a FlashRouter Networking Device

  • Open Source Firmware Installation – We test them all and find the best option for the router of your choice. Any purchase includes firmware upgrade information on-demand for the life of your router.
  • Free Exert Networking Tech Support: Should you run into an issue during Internet or VPN setup, our skilled DD-WRT/TomatoUSB techs can assist in getting the connection up and running. Read more about this option under the Support Plan tab.
  • Free VPN Service Integration: FlashRouters will include a VPN setup guide when shipping your device at your request. Choose from our VPN Service dropdown menu or type in your own.
  • Custom Configuration & Setup Guide Included: Include your preferred router setup options in the Comments area during the final step of the checkout.
  • DD-WRT Warranty: Doing your own DD-WRT firmware installation voids manufacturer warranties and can damage your device. FlashRouters provides a tested, stable unit with a 90-Day Warranty for our DD-WRT installations.
  • International Dual Voltage (100v – 240v): All Wireless-AC routers include a Dual Voltage U.S. power cable. International adapters available here.
  • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.

Black Friday Router Specials – Wireless-AC FlashRouter Comparison Chart

So you want to find the best bang for your buck? Below is a full list of our Black Friday Router Deals, comparing them side by side.


R6200 V1

Asus RT-AC56U




Asus RT-AC68U


WiFi Speed (Mbps)

AC1200 (300/867)





CPU / Processor

600 MHz

800 MHz

800 MHz

600 MHz

800 MHz

1 GHz

USB Port(s)

1 USB 2.0

1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0

1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0

2 USB 2.0

1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0









$27 OFF

$30 OFF

$30 OFF

$45 OFF

$57 OFF

$57 OFF

Black Friday/
Cyber Monday Price








Black Friday & Cyber Monday VPN Provider Specials + FlashRouter Giveaway

You want deals?

Well if you are in the market for VPN Service then this weekend is definitely the time to take advantage of some amazing price slashing.

For those unaware, one of the most popular features for our open-source upgraded routers is a fully integrated suite of privacy options with OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP. Not only will these services offer anonymity and encryption but they will also offer unblocking capabilities of content restricted by region like Netflix, Hulu, amazon Prime, Crackle, YouTube.

So for you bargain hunters out there, we will be featuring deals from recommended providers on this page from Black Friday throughout the holiday season!

Holiday Giveaway

Together with BestVPN, we will be offering be giving away a FlashRouter. One lucky reader will win an Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT, our latest economy DD-WRT Wireless-AC model or a $200 credit towards a previous or future router purchase.

Looking for the VPN Service deals to upgrade your privacy? We’ve got you covered!

VPN Bargains

Great deals on OpenVPN Routers for IPVanish VPN from FlashRouters

IPVanish - 25% off Annual Subscription (Yearly Subscription rate with discount Only $58.49!)

Coupon Code: FRIDAY2014


HideMyASS! HMA Best Price VPN Discount Coes

HideMyAss - Black Friday Special – Over 50% off all plans

1 month:  $11.52 > $4.99 (57% saving)

6 months: $69.12 > $29.99 (57% saving)

12 months: $138.24 > $59.99 (57% saving)

OverPlay - Free One-month VPN with SmartDNS Purchase.

Free VPN for 1 month with any subscription
Note” Plans will revert back to SmartDNS after free month
Midnight 12/1 EST

PrivateInternetAccess - $32 Yearly Subscription

PIA is the go to budget provider with a low amount of server locations and countries but a very large amount of users.



How Do I Watch Amazon Instant, Hulu, and Netflix US in Ecuador?

How To Watch Netflix Instant, Amazon Prime for Expats in Ecuadro

Streaming Movies & TV in Ecuador

Moving to Ecuador? Traveling for business or pleasure? Beyond all the standard needs of travelling or moving internationally, it is important to remember what you might truly miss when leaving home, namely your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Crackle and even music from Pandora or Spotify.

Each of these services have different rights in different countries that are based on local tastes and desires. So even though you may love Ecuadorian food, you may not be ready full immersion into only South America dubbed movies and telenovelas. So for any expat headed or just arriving in Ecuador, the solution to unlocking restricted content from anywhere in the world in your new home is right on this page!

Will Netflix Instant Work in Ecuador?

Netflix Instant’s expansion outside of the US has been slow and methodical, but South America was among the first continents to benefit when Netflix decided to expand beyond North America.

But even if you’re in a country with Netflix Instant, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be happy with your queue when you see it. As anyone who has traveled outside of the country and tried to use their Netflix queue has noticed, what’s available to stream radically changes from country to country.

So if you happen to find yourselves in Quito on vacation, trying to unwind with your Netflix queue en la noche, you may find yourselves frustrated by more regionally specific programming. There’s an easy way around it though, and it’s called a VPN.

Watch US TV on Netflix Instant in Ecuador with a VPN

Best VPN Service Providers

FlashRouter-Ready VPNs

A Virtual Private Network service (or VPN) is a subscription-based service that serves a pair of important purposes. Firstly, VPNs keep you protected from the many malevolent forces that crop up from seemingly everywhere and are suddenly interested in your e-mails and credit card information, be they snooping governments, hackers, or online scammers.

This is accomplished by tunneling all of your online activity through secure encrypted servers set up all over the world when you log into your VPN.

This same process that encrypts your online activities also frees you up to explore a more open internet!

When you log into your VPN, you get to choose a new IP address from your encrypted server located somewhere around the globe. This is an opportunity to allow your web-ready device to use the Internet from any country of your choosing.

So if you’re in, say, Ecuador, log into your VPN, choose an American-based IP address, and voila! Your device thinks you’re in America so you can access US Netflix (or Hulu Plus, HBO GO, WatchESPN anything you want) whenever you please!

Some of the most consistent connections & fastest VPN speeds for US-based IP address from Ecuador include IPVanishOverplay, and PrivateInternetAccess. Looking for more great router-supported VPN services? The handy DD-WRT & Tomato supported VPN service provider list is prepped and ready to assist.

Unlock US Netflix Instant in Ecuador with a Roku/AppleTV

The limitation of a standard VPN service is where you can use it and having to set it up on each device individually. Some devices like Roku 3, AppleTV, XboxOne, Playstation 3, SmartTVs/Blu-Ray players or Google Chromecast do not even integrate a VPN setup options and definitely none for the preferred protocol OpenVPN.

So in order to use a VPN with these popular streaming media devices for unlocking US content, you need to base the VPN connection the router. This offers two major advantages:

1. One setup and any device you connect will now use VPN. No more hassles or struggling. You will be browsing the web freely and streaming content privately in no time!

2. Hold onto your old router, and use it with your new FlashRouter with our popular dual router setup, which allows you to switch back and forth between one dedicated VPN and your normal, day-to-day network with complete and total ease.

Want to make sure you have the fastest and most fluid streaming video experience imaginable? You’ve got to go with a FlashRouter.

As the video above explains, a FlashRouter is the most certain way to revolutionize and future-proof your network. Using top-of-the-line networking devices, our process improves them further by replacing their stock firmware with DD-WRT and Tomato firmware.

These replacement open-source firmwares create a whole new world of possibilities to the user. With DD-WRT and Tomato, you can extend your wireless range, access advanced security options, remove security backdoor of default firmware, and even control how your bandwidth is allocated for max streaming video performance (something people streaming lots of Netflix Instant can certainly stand to take advantage of).

Best VPN Routers for Ecuador

Meet the Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

The Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

If you’re wondering which FlashRouter is right for you, we recommend checking out our recent bestsellers list, which features powerful devices from all over the price spectrum.

FlashRouters covers all spectrum with economy models (like the Linksys E1200 DD-WRT or the E2500 Tomato) and Wireless-AC behemoths (like the towering Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT, or the Asus RT-AC66U Tomato), all of which are ready to turn your whole wireless network around.

We even have the Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter VPN (pictured above) that offers you Wireless-AC speeds and powerful processing for max VPN connectivity at an unbelievably low price.

Each FlashRouter includes a complete setup guide tailored to your VPN provider and setup including troubleshooting tips, 3 months of direct support with our expert Netflix-loving team, and at least a 90 day warranty.

Better still, if you’re subscribed to any VPN on our official supported provider list, FlashRouters can create a plug-n-play setup to work with your VPN setup right out of the box! No need to fear installation processes with a FlashRouter on your side.

There’s simply no going wrong with a FlashRouter. Act now!


Netflix Instant Country Showdown #2: Marvel & DC Comics Superhero Movies

Netflix Comparison by Country - US, UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Canada

For the second part of our Netflix Content by Country series of blog posts, we will be covering the best Netflix Locales for watching comic book superhero movies based on Marvel or DC comic book characters.

Netflix has a wonderful variety of these Marvel and DC Comics live action movies in their library, however the discrepancies in availability of superhero movies on Netflix from regions around the globe is remarkable.

Check out where your favorite superhero movies on Netflix are streaming across Netflix USA, Netflix France, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Canada, Netflix Netherlands, and Netflix Denmark below. Then continue reading for your viewing guide through the Marvel Cinematic Universe by virtually traversing a variety of Netflix locales.

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix USA November 2014

For all Batman lovers, you can begin your Batman movie binge watching with Netflix USA, but prepare to look elsewhere if you want to watch all 7 live action films.



Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Streaming USA Nov. 2014 List: Batman, Batman Returns, The Avengers

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Canada November 2014

Canada is your next stop for Batman binge watching, but be sure to have a return ticket for access to The Dark Knight Rises.  It is also the only locale with X-Men movies. Ghost Rider 1/2 and The Punisher can be streamed as well, but we decided not to picture them because, well, they are not very good.

Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Streaming Canada Oct 2014 List: Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, The Dark Knight Rises, The Incredible Hulk, The Wolverine, X-Men First Class, Spiderman 3, The Amazing Spiderman, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider 2, The Punisher

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Netherlands November 2014

Netflix Netherlands is the last locale you will need for access to all Batman movies, and the first place you should look if you are ready to start your streaming of Spiderman on Netflix.  Also, good luck finding the Thor sequel in any other Netflix Locale.


Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Streaming Netherlands Nov 2014 List: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Thor The Dark World, Daredevil, Elektra, Punisher War Zone

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Denmark November 2014If you are a Superman fan, then access to Netflix Denmark is a must. It is the only locale with both original and newer remakes of Superman movies. Blade and Iron Man 3 are also tough to find Superhero titles that can be found on Netflix Denmark.


Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Denmark Nov 2014 List: Superman The Movie, Superman II, Superman Returns, Man of Steel, Batman Begins, Iron Man 3, Fantastic 4, Blade, Daredevil, Elektra

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix Brazil November 2014

Start your virtual trip through the Marvel movie universe in Brazil by streaming the first two Iron Man films along with the first Thor and Captain America releases. Brazil has seven original, non-sequel superhero movies, more than any other country.


Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix Brazil Nov 2014 List: Batman, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America The First Avenger, Hulk, Spiderman, The Punisher, Punisher War Zone 

Superhero Movies - Streaming on Netflix France November 2014

Netflix France is worth a visit for both Fantastic 4 movie releases as well as the darker DC Comics superhero movie, Watchmen.




Comic Book Superhero Movies on Netflix France Nov 2014 List: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Superman Returns, Watchmen, Fantastic 4, Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer

Best Netflix Instant to Watch Streaming Comic Movies

And the Winner of the Comic Book Superhero Movie Netflix International Showdown, with 10 Marvel and DC Comics films total, is (drumroll please)… Netflix Denmark!

How To Watch All 7 Live Action Batman Movies on Netflix

Batman (1989) & Batman Returns (1992) - Netflix USA may actually be the worst locale if you are interested in comic book based movies. However, if you want to watch all 7 live action Batman movies, then Netflix USA is integral as you will not find Batman Returns anywhere else. 

Batman Forever (1995) & Batman and Robin (1997) – These two Batman movies may not have been as well received as their predecessors and successors. However, they are a clear part of the Batman live action movie history, and can be streamed almost exclusively from Netflix Canada.

Batman Begins (2005) & The Dark Knight (2008) - Stream the two Batman movies that recently reinvigorated the entire franchise from Netflix France or Netflix Netherlands.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – Head back over to Netflix Canada to finish your day of Batman binge-watching.

A Streaming Guide Through the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Netflix

If you piece together the Marvel films available across various global Netflix streaming catalogs, then it is possible to stream every title from the Marvel Cinematic Universe released in theaters before 2014.

Iron Man (2008) – Start your streaming with Iron Man, the Marvel movie and character that set the stage for all future Avengers, in Netflix Brazil.

The Incredible Hulk (2008) – Even though Mark Ruffalo took over the role of Hulk from Ed Norton for The Avengers, this 2008 version is still included in the official list of Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Available on Netflix Instant Canada.

Iron Man 2 (2010) – Head back to Netflix Brazil for access to the first Iron Man sequel.

Thor (2011) – Catch the first Thor movie release in Netflix Brazil as well.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – At this point you might as well grab a Caipirinha and sit back, because Brazil is also the place to stream the first Captain America Marvel movie release.

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) – Netflix USA does not have many options for Marvel movie streaming, but they do have the biggest Marvel blockbuster of all time, and possibly the best Marvel movie yet, The Avengers.

Iron Man 3 (2013) – Stream Iron Man 3 through Netflix Denmark, the winning Netflix locale for our Superhero movies Netflix Content by Country showdown.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) – Finish up your adventure through the Marvel Universe in Netflix Instant Netherlands with the latest Thor sequel from Marvel.

This list will be updated as soon as the new Marvel movies from 2014 are released on Netflix; including Captain America: The Winter Solider, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

How can I access all streaming comic book superhero movies on Netflix?

FlashRouters partners up with VPN and SmartDNS providers to help give you access to more Marvel and DC Comics superhero movies on Netflix streaming.

Top FlashRouter SmartDNS Solutions for access to Netflix Instant Denmark & other Netflix locales

Overplay is the only SmartDNS provider that offers unblocking of Netflix Instant so they are the only recommended provider for this Netflix Instant rundown.

1. OverPlay Netgear R7000 FlashRouter

2. OverPlay RTN66U FlashRouter

Top FlashRouter VPN Solutions For Netflix Location Changing including Netflix Denmark:

1. CyberGhost R7000 FlashRouter 

2. HMA R7000 FlashRouter

3. IPVanish R7000 FlashRouter


Netgear November Specials: Deals on the Best Netgear Routers of 2014

November Netgear Deals - DD-WRT VPN Routers

Besides being very an alliterative, catchy title, Netgear November is the perfect time to get your network ready for all the high-speed, Internet-bandwidth hungry gadgets you’ll be giving, receiving, and adding into your network this holiday season.

Throughout this weekend, you can get some of our best pricing ever with 10% off our on our complete line of Netgear Tomato & DD-WRT upgraded routers (while supplies last).

How To Get Your Netgear November Savings

  1. Add any Netgear Router to the cart.
  2. Click View Cart & Checkout.
  3. Input your billing/shipping information (It is hard to ship a product without it.)
  4. Enter the coupon code netgear & click Apply.
  5. Get ready for an enhanced networking experience!

That’s all you have to do to save up to almost $40 on the best Netgear routers of 2014.

Best Netgear Routers of 2014

With the latest iPhones launching with Wireless-AC, the demand for Wireless-AC will only increase from your devices. So get ahead of the curve and upgrade to a more powerful network with one of the best Netgear routers of 2014.

Need help choosing one of the best Netgear routers of 2014 to supercharge your network security, privacy and capabilities with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware enhancements? We have you covered! All listed prices are before your 10% discount too!

Best Overall Netgear Router

Best WiFi DD-WRT Router of 2014 - Netgear R7000 Nighthawk OpenVPN OpenSource VPN

The Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT - $379.95

  • Wireless-AC Up to 1900 Mbps
  • 1 GHz/1000 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 Port
  • External Antennas
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed

New Wireless-AC Economy Options Under $200

Netgear AC1450 DD-WRT - $199.95

  • Wireless-AC Up to 1450 Mbps
  • 800 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • 1 USB 3.0 Port
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed
Netgear R6200 V1 DD-WRT WiFi Wireless FlashRouter

Netgear R6200 V1 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear R6200 v1 DD-WRT - $179.95

  • Wireless-AC up to 1200 Mbps
  • 600 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • 1 USB 2.0 Port
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed

Economy Wireless-N Option Around $150 & Under

Netgear WNDR4000 - $169.95

  • Wireless-N Up to 750 Mbps
  • 480 MHz Broadcom Processor
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • DD-WRT Pre-installed

For a complete list of our Netgear line of open-source installed routers, visit the Netgear Tomato & DD-WRT page.

What Makes a FlashRouter So Darn Special?

No more wasted money or aggravation. FlashRouters steps in to offer what many router manufacturers won’t: better firmware, network configuration assistance and responsive/highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

    • DD-WRT Pre-installed: Arrives pre-installed with a recent, tested, stable DD-WRT firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts. DD-WRT has a large array of benefits including removing security holes, VPN integration, wireless repeater modes, access restrictions and a ton more.


    • Free VPN Service Integration: FlashRouters will include a VPN setup guide when shipping your device at your request. Choose from our VPN Service drop down menu or type in your own.


    • Plug and Play, Out of the Box VPN Setup: For complete pre-configuration to a service, please enter username, password and preferred server location. This is not required, just an added bonus for those who desire it.


    • Custom Configuration & Setup Guide Included: Include your preferred router setup options in the order checkout comments. Each FlashRouter arrives at your doorstep with a personalized setup guide that is tailored to your requested network information, making your network centerpiece installation as simple as possible. The right router, the right firmware, right now!


    • Free Expert Online Tech Support: Should you run into an issue during Internet or VPN setup, our skilled DDWRT techs can actually help you in getting the connection up and running. Not just tell you to restart it and send it back like some tech support!


    • DD-WRT Warranty: Installing DD-WRT firmware voids manufacturer warranties and can damage your device. FlashRouters provides a tested, stable unit with a upgradable 90 Day Warranty.


    • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.


*Note: This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon codes or be applied to previous orders. Discount will only apply to November products in the cart through 11/21/2014.