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Best Full Free Movies Streaming on YouTube (Updated August 2015)

Watch Take Shelter for free on YouTube (August 2015)

Take Shelter – Best Free YouTube Movies (August 2015)

In the past, FlashRouters has highlighted some of the best free movies streaming on YouTube, but the list grew outdated pretty fast. Film companies and their lawyers are notorious for acting with lightning quickness when one of their films is being streamed for free without their permission.

In that spirit, here is a new list – one which will be updated regularly – to keep our readers aware of the great full, free movies streaming on YouTube. If by the time you read the post the link for the movie is rendered invalid, we apologize, but as we said, these things pop up and disappear with stunning speed.

Anyway, we hope you get some enjoyment out of our favorite free movies streaming on YouTube. This is a varied list, from classic westerns to anime to documentaries and beyond. But first…

Enjoy the Best Free Movies Streaming on YouTube with a FlashRouter

Before we dig into the list of the best full free movies streaming on YouTube, we want to let you know that you can vastly improve your YouTube streaming experience by purchasing a FlashRouter.

What’s a FlashRouter, you ask? Watch the video below and learn:

Basically, in case you chose not to watch the video, FlashRouters takes already powerful routers and makes them stronger, faster, and more versatile by flashing them DD-WRT and Tomato firmware. These enhancement router firmwares boost routers’ functionality, allowing users to access advanced security options, increase their wireless range, and manage their networks with incredible ease.

With a FlashRouter, you’ll be streaming your favorite free movies streaming on YouTube without annoying freezes or stalls. Here’s a list of some current favorites, covering all kinds of price ranges:

  1. Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router – Our highest powered Netgear router, and preferred as the top router for gaming.
  2. Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Our most popular Tomato & Wireless-N VPN Router.

  3. Cisco Linksys E1200 V2 DD-WRT FlashRouter  An always popular affordable favorite makes its return to the best-sellers list.

  4. Asus RT-87U DD-WRT AC2400 – The ultimate Asus networking centerpiece with power and style for future-proofing your WiFi network to next-gen Wireless-AC standards.

Best Full Free Movies Streaming on YouTube in August 2015

August 2015's best free YouTube movies includes The Wrong Guy

The Wrong Guy – Best Free YouTube Movies (August 2015)

In Bruges – Let’s start with a FlashRouters favorite: if you were to judge it by its trailer, you’d be forgiven for thinking that In Bruges was another Tarantino rip-off full of casual violence and wise-cracking hit-men. What the trailer failed to show was the depth, melancholy, and wicked sense of humor this brilliant movie possesses in spades. Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes are predictably terrific, but it’s Colin Farrell who digs deep and delivers his most poignant and hilarious performance to date and since.

Take Shelter – One of 2011’s best movies and possibly the best showcase for Michael Shannon’s full range of acting talent, Take Shelter tells the story of Curtis LaForche (Shannon) who starts having apocalyptic dreams that may be portentous of actual impending doom or just be the result of his family’s history of mental illness. LaForche’s must decide whether or not to receive medical treatment or spend money he doesn’t really have to protect his family with a storm shelter.

Coffee and Cigarettes – If you didn’t think Jim Jarmusch was cool before he gathered, like, all the cool people in the world (Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Jack White, Meg White, the RZA, the GZA, Bill Murray, etc.) to be in this dryly amusing series of vignettes based around the title nouns and conversation, then get ready to reappraise the writer/director.

Capturing the Friedmans – If HBO’s The Jinx piqued your interest in documentarian Andrew Jarecki, we hesitantly recommend checking out his breakout movie, Capturing the Friedmans. Our hesitation stems from the subject matter of the movie, about a father and son who were convicted of child sexual abuse in the ’80s. Grim, hugely upsetting, but absolutely riveting.

Best Free YouTube movies of August 2015 - Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove – Best Free YouTube Movies (August 2015) –  –

Harlan County, U.S.A. – If you’re on a particular documentary kick after Capturing the Friedmans, maybe check out this landmark example of the form. Harlan County, U.S.A. covers an infamous labor dispute and subsequent strike that took place in the title county in the late 1970s, and the often violent repercussions that ensued.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – The preeminent Cold War satire, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying anf Love the Bomb is legendary for its laceratingly witty, scatological, and daringly morbid sense of humor. This rightly beloved movie tells the story of one crazy general and how his delusional notions set off a series of globally catastrophic events.

The Wrong Guy – Here’s a cult comedy that too few have seen and should have made a star of Dave Foley. A hilarious riff on Hitchcock-style, on-the-lam movies, The Wrong Guy follows Foley’s Nelson Hibbert as he hides from the police (who aren’t chasing him) following the murder of his boss (who he didn’t kill, as the police know). It’s the perfect example of the balance of absurdity and wit for which Foley is well-known.

Closer – One of the late, great Mike Nichols last movies, Closer examines the potential minefield of intimate relationships through the eyes (and incredibly verbose words) of a writer (Jude Law), a photographer (Julia Roberts), a doctor (Clive Owen), and an exotic dancer (Natalie Portman), all of whom cross paths in London.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – If you’re in the mood to travel back to the early days of cinema, why not check out this silent classic? The story is about a hypnotist who uses a sleepwalker to commit murders on his behalf, but the real star of this movie is eerie, distinctive, surreal visual style. Don’t miss it.

Miami Connection – Lastly, now that we’ve offered a range of free streaming experiences, the best thing we can offer in summation is a movie about rock ‘n roll ninjas who take on a collection of drug dealers. The description is funny enough, but there’s plenty of humor to be found in the viewing experience. Trust us.


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Netflix Instant & Amazon Streaming Movies & TV Added in August 2015

Enjoy Streaming Videos on Netflix

Enjoy Streaming Videos on Netflix

Streaming Movies and Television Shows Added in August 2015

Ever since Netflix stopped letting people know what’s been subtracted from their Instant streaming lineup, it’s been a little difficult to keep track of what’s coming and going in their library.

So the purpose of this post – which will be continually updated on this site as new movies and television shows are added to the Netflix Instant streaming lineup – is to keep you, the dedicated Netflix Instant streamer, apprised of what new additions should be watched immediately, or should go on your queue but not be considered a top viewing priority.

Improve Netflix Streaming Experience With Powerful Router

Streaming HD video is a bandwidth intensive activity that puts major stress on a wireless home network. Our wireless routers are popular with heavy Netflix streaming users because they are designed to handle high-volume jobs with ease. With a FlashRouter, you can extend your wireless range, tweak wireless sensitivity, control your bandwidth allocation, and add layers of advanced security. How do we achieve all this? By flashing our routers with DD-WRT & Tomato firmware, open-source replacement firmwares that boost a router’s functionality and feature-set.

Check out our recent best-sellers of June 2015 list to find some of our most popular devices. Routers from all price ranges, all ready to revolutionize your network, such as the sleek and thoroughly affordable like the Linksys E2500 Tomato FlashRouter. Or if you’re looking to spend a little extra to get the best router money can buy, check out the Netgear R7000 DD-WRT FlashRouter, or the Netgear R8000 Wireless-AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter with it’s triband (!) wireless speeds.

It’s also worth mentioning that we’re affiliated with a number of VPN service providers who can not only make your online experience safer, but can also keep you in touch with your Netflix streaming account even when you’re in countries where Netflix isn’t available.

By tunneling your online information through secure servers all over the world, VPNs also allow you to trick your computer into thinking it’s wherever you want it to be, allowing you access to geographically restricted material. For more information, check out one of our many articles about accessing Netflix from places like Korea or Dubai or South Africa.

If you’d like some help choosing the VPN that best suits you, we recommend checking our Supported Provider List. We can customize our routers for any of the VPNs on that list, which saves you a lot of the time and trouble that comes with installing the VPN software on your own. Don’t end up with a bricked router when we can handle all of the tough stuff for you.

Best Netflix Instant Streaming Added in August 2015

Welcome to Me comes to Netflix Instant in August 2015

Welcome to Me – New Netflix Instant Streaming (August 2015)

New to Netflix (August 2015)

The new options are a little scant during the dog days of summer, but there are some gems in there if you go looking.

The Hurt Locker – One of the edgier winners for Best Picture at the Academy Awards of the past decade, The Hurt Locker is a tense, gripping study of a bomb squad during the 21st-century Iraq war, and the psychologically devastating effects such a job has on a soldier’s psyche. Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal (who later collaborate, again to great acclaim, on Zero Dark Thirty) also took home Oscars for their work, but it’s Jeremy Renner’s star-making turn as the unit’s enthusiastic risk-taker that really sticks with the viewer.

Welcome to Me (Aug. 6) – Given her years fully inhabiting every oddball that she and other Saturday Night Live writers could dream up, the starring role in Welcome to Me seems particularly suited to Kristen Wiig’s strengths. Wiig stars as Alice Klieg, a woman who wins the Mega-Millions lottery, promptly stops taking her necessary psychiatric medication, and buys her own talk show. Wiig is aided in this truly demented movie by Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, and James Marsden.

Two Days, One Night (Aug. 11) – This one was initially due to be released on Netflix Instant a few months ago and, to the disappointment of this writer, the release was moved to August. Finally, we’re ready to catch up with one of the best-reviewed movies of 2014. Two Days, One Night stars Marion Cotillard as a woman who must convince her co-workers to give up their new bonuses so that she may keep her job. Okay, maybe that depressing synopsis doesn’t portend a happy viewing experience, but something tells us that Cotillard (as well as the writing/directing team of the Dardennes Brothers) will emotionally wreck us the way only the best movies can.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Even less potentially uplifting is Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which depicts one man’s (Steve Carell) reaction to the impending apocalypse. Fortunately, Carell is surrounded by an A-list roster of comedic talent, including Patton Oswalt, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Rob Corddry, T.J. Miller, Gillian Jacobs, Melanie Lynskey, Rob Huebel, and Amy Schumer.

Narcos: Season 1 (Aug. 28) – And lastly, because it wouldn’t be a new month without new Netflix Instant original programming, get ready for Narcos, which chronicles the story of notorious Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. We suspect this one, if nothing else, will be unrelentingly violent.

Other Great Streaming Movies & TV Shows

Since other streaming sites are stepping up their games to compete with Netflix Instant, we thought we’d highlight some of their best options. Everything you’ll see in this section is available from Amazon Prime Instant.

Unforgiven – Possibly the defining statement on masculinity and the West of Clint Eastwood’s career, Unforgiven tells the story of William Munny, a retired gunslinger who is pulled back into a world of violence that he rejected by the allure of righteous vengeance. Eastwood’s strong lead performance and direction, coupled with a brutal, brilliant script from David Webb Peoples and terrific supporting performances from Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Frances Fisher, helped Unforgiven rightly clean up at the 1993 Oscars.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Aug. 6) – Now that you’ve got every episode of Seinfeld available 24/7 on Hulu, you should be happy to know that you can enjoy pretty much the rest of Larry David’s work with your Amazon Prime subscription. That’s right: Curb Your Enthusiasm, the massively uncomfortable, largely unscripted HBO show that follows David as he seemingly aggravates every last person in Los Angeles, will be available in its entirety to Amazon Prime users on August 6th.

In the Line of Fire (Aug. 6) – One week after Unforgiven hits Amazon Prime Instant, you can enjoy another early ’90s Clint Eastwood movie, though In the Line of Fire is considerably less pensive. Eastwood plays a secret service agent who must face off with a particularly shrewd, psychopathic assassin. That assassin? John Malkovich, in a turn that practically defined Malkovich-ian creepiness from there forward.

A Most Violent Year (Aug. 7) – Catch two of the best up-and-coming actors (Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain) in a low-key but captivating crime thriller from one of the best up-and-coming writer/directors (J.C. Chandor). Isaac plays Abel Morales, an ambitious business owner who wants to expand without ethically compromising himself, but finds himself under siege from corrupt colleagues and law enforcement agents. Chastain plays his wife Anna, who is more inclined to pursue less legal means of solving their problems.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Aug. 23) – Between the Fargo miniseries and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, there sure seems to be a market for expanding the story told in Fargo beyond the length of the movie. It should be said that Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter doesn’t exist within the Fargo universe; rather, it tells the story of a lonely Japanese girl who becomes convinced the buried money from the end of Fargo is real and goes on a hunt to find it. Sounds a bit bizarre, but so did the Fargo miniseries and look how that turned out.

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Netflix Instant By Country Showdown #7: Tom Cruise

Netflix Comparison by Country - US, UK, Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Canada

We’ve already had enough blockbusters to say that the 2015 summer movie season is past its prime, but there’s still a Mission: Impossible movie coming at the end of July subtitled Rogue Nation, and we have to admit; the trailer looks pretty incredible.

With that in mind, we thought it was time for one of our famous Netflix Instant By Country Showdowns, where we take a movie star or theme and determine which country’s version of Netflix Instant features the most content from that star or theme. In the past, our Netflix Showdowns have covered Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the many faces of Johnny Depp, the unique career of Scarlett Johansson, and even the ever popular Marvel/DC Comic movies.

Now, in order to properly celebrate the upcoming entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise, we’re going to see which country’s Netflix Instant features the most movies from all-American action hero of the first order, Tom Cruise.

Top Netflix Instant By Country – Tom Cruise Movies

Unblock Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Instant

Top Tom Cruise Netflix Instant Movies By Country – Top Gun

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Argentina – Mission: ImpossibleMission: Impossible IIMission: Impossible III,  Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolValkyrie, War of the WorldsCollateralMinority ReportVanilla SkyJerry MaguireOblivion.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Australia – Valkyrie.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Austria – Mission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsCollateralThe Last SamuraiMinority ReportJerry Maguire.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Belgium – OblivionValkyrie, Mission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsThe Last SamuraiMinority ReportVanilla Sky.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Brazil – OblivionMission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolValkyrieMission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsCollateralMinority ReportVanilla SkyMission: Impossible II, Jerry MaguireMission: Impossible.

Netflix by country showdown - Tom Cruise movies

Tom Cruise on Netflix by Country – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Canada – The Last SamuraiMinority ReportVanilla Sky.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Columbia – OblivionMission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolValkyrieMission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsCollateralMinority ReportVanilla SkyMission: Impossible IIJerry MaguireMission: Impossible.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix France – Mission: Impossible IIICollateralThe Last SamuraiMinority Report.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Germany – Mission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsCollateralThe Last SamuraiMinority ReportJerry Maguire.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Ireland – OblivionMission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolWar of the Worlds, Vanilla SkyMission: Impossible IIMission: ImpossibleFar and Away.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Luxembourg – ValkyrieMission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsCollateralThe Last SamuraiMinority Report.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Mexico – Oblivion,Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolValkyrieMission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsCollateralMinority ReportVanilla SkyMission: Impossible IIJerry MaguireMission: Impossible.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Netherlands – ValkyrieMission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsMinority Report.

Netflix by Country Showdown - Tom Cruise Movies

Tom Cruise on Netflix by Country – Jerry Maguire

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix New Zealand – Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolValkyrieMinority Report. 

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix Switzerland – Mission: Impossible IIIWar of the WorldsCollateralThe Last SamuraiMinority ReportJerry Maguire.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix UK – OblivionMission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolWar of the WorldsVanilla SkyMission: Impossible IIMission: ImpossibleFar and Away.

Tom Cruise Movies on Netflix US – The Last SamuraiVanilla SkyMission: Impossible IIJerry MaguireMission: ImpossibleTop Gun.

And the Winner Is…

Once again, a few countries in Central and South America make up our four-way tie. Netflix Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico all feature 11 Tom Cruise movies. In fact, they all feature the same 11 Tom Cruise movies which, it’s worth noting given the timing of this article, includes all four Mission: Impossible movies. So if you’re looking to catch up, those are the versions of Netflix Instant you want.

On the losing end, nordic countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Norway have zero Tom Cruise movies available via their Netflix Instant. Australia merely features one, the not-particularly-beloved Valkyrie, while Canada and New Zealand include three movies.

Netflix US features a respectable six Tom Cruise films, but in true American fashion, Netflix is the only country to offer the kinetic thrills and dog-fights of Top Gun, and Tom Cruise’ famous role as fighter pilot Maverick.

How to Watch Your Favorite Tom Cruise Movies from Anywhere

The purpose of these showdowns is twofold: firstly, it demonstrates that no one country’s Netflix Instant is ideal for a serious Tom Cruise fan, and secondly, to let you know that you can stream every single one of these movies if you know the right moves.

What you need to unblock Netflix is a VPN service. VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, will allow you the latitude to bypass geographical web restrictions and access the Netflix Instant of whatever country you choose.

(This is all in addition to the online security that VPNs provide, which is truly invaluable and necessary in this day and age, but that’s for another time.)

When you log into your VPN, all of your online information is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the world. This means that if you’re in America and wanting to watch Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, all you have to do is log in to your VPN, pick a server in New Zealand or Argentina or Colombia or Brazil or the UK (etc.), and your internet-capable device will be assigned an IP address in one of those countries.

At that point, you’ll have access to Netflix Instant in the country you’ve chosen, and you’re on your way. You can log out of your VPN and be able to watch Top Gun whenever you’d like as well.

Best VPNs for Netflix Instant Location Changing

Take a look at our official supported VPN service provider list to get a sense of just how many top-notch VPNs we endorse. In the meantime, here’s a more manageable list for the heavy-streaming Tom Cruise fan:

  1. Overplay – Includes TurboDNS for quick and fast Netflix location jumping without potential VPN speed slowdown.
  2. HideMyAss – Most IP Addresses in the Netflix countries listed.
  3. IPVanish – Most servers in Brazil for all of those Mission: Impossible movies.
  4. PureVPN – A server in each of these Netflix covered plus virtual US & UK servers via Brazil for top speeds and top Tom Cruise access.

Best FlashRouters for Netflix Instant

The most important thing to remember, if you’re looking for the best possible Tom Cruise/Netflix Instant streaming experience, is that you’ll need one of our DD-WRT and Tomato routers.

If you want a router that offers speed, power, and unmatched functionality, then it’s a FlashRouter you want. Not only can we set up your VPN on your new FlashRouter for you (provided your VPN appears on our official supported provider list), but our devices allow you to control how your bandwidth is allocated. Believe us, if you’re going to be streaming a lot of Tom Cruise movies on Netflix Instant from all around the world, you’ll want to prioritize that.

Check out our best DD-WRT routers of 2015 if you’d like to get a good idea of which FlashRouters are the most popular among our users and around the office. If you’d like some quick suggestions about which FlashRouters are particularly suited for Netflix Instant VPN use, then look no further:

  1. Netgear R7000 Nighthawk Tomato – Without a doubt, one of our most popular and highest powered Netgear routers.
  2. Netgear AC1450 DDWRT – No more buffering problems and no more network interference problems with this beauty.
  3. TP-LINK WDR3600 DD-WRT – A Wireless-N economy model that will do everything you need without breaking the bank.

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What is an ARM Router? (Router FAQ)

Asus RT-AC68U featuring an ARM processor.

ARM Routers – Asus RT-AC68U FlashRouter

At FlashRouters, we’re always looking for ways to improve the performance power of the routers on our line. Of course, we start with already strong routers and flash them with superior firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato, but still, there’s always room for improvement.

With that in mind, we’re happy to introduce you to some of the latest additions to our line, routers that push your network to the next level while helping you to conserve power. Meet our ARM routers.

What Is an ARM Router?

Best ARM Wireless Routers

ARM Routers: Available at FlashRouters

First things first though; you’re probably wondering what exactly an ARM router is?

It’s sort of technical and boring, so we’ll just break it out to the important information for you: ARM Holdings is a British company that makes, among other things, computer processors. These processors are designed based on the company’s own RISC (reduced instruction set computing) architecture, an approach that limits heat and power usage.

So basically, if you get an ARM router, you’re going to be increasing your network’s efficiency while saving on power usage and avoiding overheating your device. Sounds like a win/win situation to us.

Best ARM FlashRouters

Our supply of high performance, lower power usage ARM wireless routers continues to expand. In the meantime though, here are a few of our highlights…

Netgear Nighthawk R8000 DD-WRT

DDWRT Installed R8000 Netgear X6 - OpenVPN
The Netgear R8000 is the fastest DD-WRT WiFi router of 2015. A premium dual-band 802.11AC router, the R8000 boasts a sleek design similar to an alien spacecraft. Boasting 6 external antennas (a DD-WRT first with tri-band wireless) meaning 3 segmented wireless bands for created dedicated streaming networks, and a high-end 1 GHz processor, the R8000 is a future-proofing networking workhorse ready to take your network by storm.

The R8000 also offers a networked USB 3.0 port for enhanced backup speeds and network sharing via network attached storage devices. Using those sharp looking and compact six powerful external antennas, the Netgear R8000 is the best wireless router for anyone looking to get the most out of their Internet connection, and also the best router of 2015 for gaming.

For VPN, the most important factor for a router is often processing power as this is the resource most taxed with the constant encryption and decryption of your data inside your network. The Netgear R8000 DD-WRT offers the max wireless transmission capabilities at 3200 Mbps, the most external antennas at 6 and matches most robust processor with 6 external for the best overall networking experience around.

Top R8000 ARM Router Specs

  • 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Processor vs 300-800 MHz on others
  • Wireless-AC Up to 3200 Mbps vs 300-1750 on most other wireless routers
  • USB 3.0 port vs. USB 2.0 or none on many other wireless routers
  • 6 powerful external antennas

Asus RT-AC68U DD-WRT FlashRouter

A sometimes overlooked favorite, the Asus RT-AC68U DD-WRT ARM router which gives the Nighthawk a real run for its money. The RT-AC68U offers the same Wireless-AC speeds (1900 Mbps over two bands), the same three powerful external antennae, a 3.0 USB port, and an intimidating 800 MHz Broadcom CPU, making it one of the finest and most reliable routers on our line.

The fact that we can offer a router with this much processing power and assure you that it will save you power blows our minds as well.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 TomatoUSB FlashRouter

ARM Routers: the Netgear R7000

The Netgear R7000 ARM DD-WRT FlashRouter

Typically, the fact that this router is an ARM router gets lost amid its many attributes. The Nighthawk boasts a 3.0 USB port, in case you were looking to transfer data at speeds faster than you could ever imagine, best-in-class RAM (256), and three high-powered external antennae. And you can run your network at Wireless-AC speeds (450 2.4 Mbps & 1450 5.0 Mbps across dual-bands) without worrying about overheating your router or using too much power.

The Netgear Nighthawk was the top router of 2014 and matches its compatriot the R8000 on many specs. The Nighthawk also boasts a 1 GHz processor and USB 3.0 with 3 external antennas (versus the R8000’s 6) and speeds of up to AC1900 (vs. AC3200). The R7000 has been our site DD-WRT bestseller 4 months running. It is also our top choice if you are looking for a wired-only workhorse.

The newly launched FlashRouter Tomato R7000 includes an enhanced dual gateway option but we also offer the R7000 with DD-WRT preinstalled.

More Top DD-WRT ARM Wireless Routers Contenders

Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT OpenVPN Router

Asus RT-AC87u – ARM Router

Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT ($429.95) – Asus has always been a favorite of real router lovers and those Asus fans have a champion. Pictured above, the Asus RT-AC87U offers speeds of up to 2400 Mbps from four powerful antennas with a 1 GHZ Broadcom processor as well all the other high end bells and whistles.

Netgear AC1450 DD-WRT ($199.95) – An under-the-radar favorite priced just right, the Netgear AC1450 has quickly launched itself into the go to model for VPN users looking for a budget Wireless-AC solution. With a top of its class 800 MHz processor, up to 1450 Mbps wireless transmission performance, a USB 3.0 port, 6 internal antennas, and gigabit ports. The only downside is the missing external antennas for max coverage.

Recommended for users looking to for premium VPN encryption/decryption performance in smaller/medium sized environments.

TP-LINK Archer C9 DD-WRT ($329.95) – Our latest 1 GHz addition, the Archer C9 has that clean white exterior and matched up spec-wise with the competition – 1 GHz processor, AC1900, 3 external antennas but at an even better value.

Benefits of FlashRouters Devices & Support - Best ARM WiFi Routers

The FlashRouters Advantage

A FlashRouter is a feature-heavy device, so if you’re not a full-fledged networking pro, getting the most out of your new router can be a bit difficult. That’s why we make ourselves so available to our customers; we want to ensure that every FlashRouter user gets the top-notch network they deserve. We promise:

  • An extensively tested version of open-source firmware upgrade will be pre-installed on your router.
  • Personalized Custom Configuration & Setup Guide: A FlashRouter configuration specialist will personally contact you to tailor your new router to your networking plans if you don’t tell us in your order comments.
  • Dual VPN Router Network Setup – Your router will be configured to work by itself or in tandem with your current service provider modem/router out-of-the-box so that you can establish a VPN dedicated router/access point.
  • Free VPN Service Integration: We offer setup guides for 50+ VPN services including: Hide MyAss, IPVanish, PrivateInternetAccess, PureVPN, plus man more.
  • Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS. We now also offer overnight and international express shipping.

Contact us any time by opening a support ticket or e-mailing us, no matter how big or small the issue. Our friendly support staff is always there to answer any and all of your questions.

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Enjoy Xfinity Streaming Services While Traveling

Stream Xfinity services from anywhere

Enjoy Xfinity Streaming While You Travel

And the good news for cord-cutters just keeps on coming! In addition to offering their popular TV Everywhere service (which lets you watch your favorite shows whenever you’d like, provided you have a subscription to Xfinity TV) and Streampix (which offers popular movies and TV shows), Comcast will now offer their own version of a limited, cheap cable package for those who want to avoid the high cost of cable.

Stream by Xfinity

This new service, available only to users of Xfinity Internet for your cordcutters and cordnevers. It is called Stream by Xfinity.

For $15 a month, users will get access to shows from standard cable channels like NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, the CW, Univision, and Telemundo, as well as a selection from everyone’s favorite premium channel, HBO. Better still, Comcast is sweetening the deal by tossing in TV Everywhere and Streampix, as well as a Cloud DVR service that allows you to record up to 20 hours of programming.

At the moment, Comcast is only getting this service up and running, so it will be only be available in certain cities for Xfinity streaming internet users until early 2016. But again, the tide is dramatically turning in favor of cord-cutters.

How To Use Xfinity Streaming While You Travel

Fastest VPN Service Provider Routers - IPVanish

FlashRouter-Ready VPNs

As many of you are surely aware, Xfinity’s streaming services are not available just anywhere. If you’re traveling around the world outside the USA on business or for pleasure, you may be disappointed to find that you no longer have access to your favorite TV shows and movies without Xfinity streaming.

Of course, there’s an easy way around that issue. They’re called VPNs and they’re everything a Xfinity internet user needs to stay connected to their favorite streaming movies and TV.

The primary purpose of a VPN service, or Virtual Private Network service, is to secure your online data. When you log into a VPN, all of your activity is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the world, thus protecting all of your sensitive info (e-mails, credit card numbers, etc.) from the eyes of hackers, identity thieves, snooping governments, and so forth. In this day and age, VPNs couldn’t be a more vital necessity.

The secondary purpose (though the one that particularly applies here) is to allow you to access geographically restricted websites. When you log into your VPN, you’re allowed to pick the country that houses your encrypted server. When you pick your server, you’re given an IP address in that country, making your internet-capable device think it’s in that very country.

So if you’re in, say, China, and you want to access Streampix, all you have to do is log in to your VPN, pick a US-based server, and voila! You’re using Xfinity streaming in moments!

We’re affiliated with a great deal of top-notch VPN service providers (just check out our official supported VPN provider list if you don’t believe us), so getting started looking for the right one can be intimidating. With that in mind, we recommend taking a look at some of the most popular VPN service providers for using Comcast Xfinity while traveling.

  1. HideMyAss – Top overall US & UK server choices who just so happen to be running some amazing summer VPN deals.
  2. IPVanishOffers some of the fastest L1 server speeds worldwide & popular in the Middle East.
  3. PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
  4. PureVPN – A time-tested, incredibly popular VPN.

Enjoy Xfinity Streaming with a VPN Ready FlashRouter

While you’re upgrading your online security with a VPN, you may want to do yourself a favor and get a FlashRouter.

After all, our devices are incredibly VPN-friendly. You can hold onto your old router for use as a local router, and use your new FlashRouter as a dedicated VPN router, making switching between your two networks a breeze. It’s called the dual router setup, and it makes life a great deal easier.

What’s more, if you’re subscribed to any VPN on our official supported VPN provider list, we can send your FlashRouter with your VPN subscription already installed, saving you a lot of hassle.

But really, as the video above explains, a FlashRouter’s greatest asset is that it simply revitalizes your wireless network. By flashing our devices with replacement firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato, we give our users access to a whole slew of features that just aren’t available on your average routers. Enjoy advanced security options, an extendable wireless range, control how your bandwidth is allocated, and so much more with a FlashRouter on your side.

Best FlashRouters for Xfinity Streaming

Best Wireless Routers for Cordcutters

The Netgear R7000 DD-WRT FlashRouter

There’s no going wrong with a FlashRouter, but we do have a lot of routers to look through, so perhaps you can use some help narrowing the list down. You can always peruse our best DD-WRT routers of 2015 list, or maybe it would help to have you take a look at our most recent best-selleing VPN ready wireless routers for premium HD streaming:

  1. Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router – Our highest powered Netgear router, and preferred as the top router for online console gaming.
  2. Asus RT-87U DD-WRT AC2400 – The ultimate Asus networking centerpiece with power and style for future-proofing your WiFi network to next-gen Wireless-AC standards.
  3. Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Our most popular Tomato & Wireless-N VPN Router.
  4. Netgear R8000 Wireless-AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter – No surprise to us to see this Tri-Band Wireless-AC beauty makes its best-sellers list debut.
  5. Cisco Linksys E1200 V2 DD-WRT FlashRouter – An always popular affordable favorite always has a slot on the best-sellers list.

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