How You Can Watch A Wimbledon Stream Live

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How to Watch a Wimbledon Live Stream

The French Open is wrapping up and there are all kinds of shake ups in the world of Tennis. The biggest story right now is the inflamed tendon sheath in Rafael Nadal’s left wrist, which caused him to drop out in the third round of the French Open, and leaves his participation in Wimbledom up in the air.

We’ll know Nadal’s status soon enough, but in the meantime, there’s plenty of other terrific tennis players in Wimbledon to keep the tournament exciting. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and her current French Open foe Garbine Muguruza, and who knows? Maybe Roger Federer has another late career triumph in him. It’s never wise to rule him out.

But enough speculating. You’re here because you need to know how you can watch Wimbledon live. Well, with our advice, plus plentiful and excellent VPN affiliates and our peerless open source DD-WRT and Tomato routers, you’ll be able to stream Wimbledon live from anywhere in the world!

How to Stream Wimbledon Tennis Live

The first thing you need to know is who is live streaming Wimbledon tennis. And you’ve got plenty of options (in some cases, it will help to have your own cable subscription, or access to someone’s login info). So let’s get started!

The Official Wimbledon Website – There are plenty of reasons to visit the official Wimbledon website for tennis fans; highlights, extensive player profiles, schedules, stats, and much more. But it’s the live streaming we’re after here, and so far as we call tell, the official Wimbledon website will be available to all visitors starting on June 27th, the first day of the tournament.

WatchESPN – The day may soon come when ESPN offers their WatchESPN streaming channel as a standalone app. We’re not there yet, so in the meantime, if you want to enjoy their extensive Wimbledon coverage, you’ll need a cable subscription. And you’ll need to be in America, unless you use a VPN (more on that later).

BBC iPlayer – Here’s a good one for UK ex-pats or those on lengthy vacations. If you’ve got BBC login info, you’ll be able to enjoy the BBC’s terrific tennis coverage without a problem. Again, a VPN is necessary for those outside the country.

Eurosport – This is a bit of a tricky one because it’s new. Eurosport just signed a deal with the BBC to broadcast the Wimbledon final in the UK. That said, Eurosport already broadcasts all of Wimbledon in Belgium, and just signed another deal to air Wimbledon in Russia and the Ukraine. This one does require a subscription to the Eurosport app, and you will need a VPN if you intend to stream outside of those aforementioned countries.

ABC.com – This is one of the more imperfect options, but it’s still an option, provided you’re willing to wait for replays and encore coverage several days after the fact. Plus you’ll need someone’s login info, even for basic cable. Basically, if the other routes don’t quite work for you, this is another way to go.

Stream Wimbledon Tennis Live With a VPN FlashRouter

As we mentioned above, the key to bypassing geographical web restrictions that would prevent you from enjoying the live Wimbledon stream of your choice is a good VPN service provider.

In addition to the essential security VPNs provide, they’re particularly useful when you want to freely explore the Internet, enjoying sites and services that are available in one country but not the one you happen to be in. When you log in to your VPN and pick one of their globally positioned encrypted servers, all of your online data is filtered through that server, keeping it secure.

That’s why we make a point of offering routers that are VPN-friendly. Not only are they bolstered with extra security features by third party firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato, but our routers make VPN usage a breeze.

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You can keep your old router and use it in conjunction with your new FlashRouter, giving you one local router and one dedicated VPN router. It’s called our dual router setup, and you’ll thank us when you’re switching back and forth between WatchESPN and Eurosport in Belgium with the greatest of ease.

Best Routers for Wimbledon Tennis Live Streaming

You can get a good sense of our most popular routers by checking out our recent best-sellers list, but we thought we’d highlight a few of our favorite routers for HD sports streaming. Enjoy flawless Wimbledon streaming!

Best Wired VPN Router for Gaming & Streaming- The Asus RT-AC88U AC3100 8 Port DD-WRT FlashRouterTop Netgear VPN Router for Netflix- R7000 TomatoUSBAsus RT-AC56U - Best Wireless AC DDWRT Under $200
Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRTR7000 Nighthawk TomatoAsus RT-AC56U DDWRT
1.4 Ghz Broadcom Processor, 8 Ports, 4 Ext Antennas1 Ghz Broadcom Processor, 3 Ext Antennas800 Mhz Broadcom, Wireless-AC, USB 3.0
Top Router Processor for Gaming & StreamingEnhanced TomatoUSB VPN Splitter FirmwarePopular for High Speed in Smaller Homes
$499.99$349.99$249.99

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DD-WRT and Tomato: Which Is the Best Router Firmware?

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DD-WRT Firmware- Best Router Firmware

FlashRouters takes pride in the quality of service that we bring to our customers, but we wouldn’t be able to do what we do with such consistent results without help from the best router firmware available. In this case, the best comes split in two different forms: DD-WRT and Tomato.

These replacement firmwares boost the functionality of every single FlashRouter immeasurably, and we’re proud to offer devices that benefit from the many advanced features that the best router firmware, DD-WRT and Tomato provide. Of course, while both kinds of open-source firmware offer a lot of the same features, there are considerable differences.

We’re going to explore some of the differences below, in the hope of offering our customers a clearer picture of each open source firmware, and allowing our customers the ability to have a better idea of which is the best router firmware for them.

The Benefits DD-WRT and Tomato Share

As we mentioned above, both DD-WRT and Tomato open source firmware share a lot of virtues; they both allow users to access advanced features like the ability to extend your wireless range, tweak wireless sensitivity, control your bandwidth allocation, and add advanced layers of security that stock firmwares simply can’t provide.

If that was all these firmwares did, they’d be worth the upgrade, but there’s also all of this:

  • Built-in OpenVPN, PPTP, & L2TP Settings which allows you to utilize your VPN subscription with multiple devices as well as popular streaming players like Rokus while saving you the trouble of installing the VPN connection on each single device!
  • Dual WAN and 3G/4G USb Failover options.
  • Major security holes removed like WPS and manufacturer backdoors.
  • Advanced Networking Modes for WDS, Repeaters & Client Bridges
  • Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) which lets you take over the process of allocating your bandwidth for VOIP, streaming service & popular websites.

That’s a whole lot of features, and that’s just what DD-WRT and Tomato have in common.

Now let’s get to the differences…

Tomato Firmware Benefits Unavailable on DD-WRT

To start with, Tomato simply offers better OpenVPN support, allowing you to connect to your work’s VPN with ease or to use with the popular VPN service provider of your choice. In fact, our testing has shown a higher rate of success with Tomato when setting up and connecting with OpenVPN.

Tomato is also noteworthy for having a more user-friendly graphical user interface, and some helpful visual add-ons of connected ethernet devices.  There’s also a wireless survey page that helps users find the best channel to use for a wireless network, and Tomato has recently added a feature that notifies users when updates are available. Tomato has integrated Tor and Bittorrent clients, and even makes USB integration easier.

If you are interested in using two OpenVPN servers side by side, Tomato is a recommended option. Tomato allows for the integration of two OpenVPN servers you can easily switch back and forth from, even if they are from different providers. If you have an IPVanish server that works well in New York, and a NordVPN server you prefer for Los Angeles, there is no need to fear.

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Bandwidth Monitoring in Tomato

Tomato is also recommended for bandwidth monitoring use. Tomato offers real time, 24 hour, daily, weekly, and monthly bandwidth monitoring, while DD-WRT only offers real-time bandwidth monitoring. If you have multiple devices on your network, bandwidth monitoring will allow you to see which devices are clogging up your speeds.

The Policy Based Routing setup is also recommended for Tomato users over DD-WRT users. Policy based routing, or the Dual Gateway Setup, is recommended for use with higher-end routers, like the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Tomato FlashRouter. Using the Dual Gateway with a router like the R7000 will allow you to use the router as both an ISP and a VPN connection. This is advantageous because it allows you to use both the ISP network to get the most out of the R7000’s processor, while also protecting specific devices with a VPN.

DD-WRT Firmware Benefits Unavailable on Tomato

Tomato may have a host of features that you simply cannot find on other kinds of open source firmware, but DD-WRT certainly gives it a run for its money.

One thing DD-WRT has going for it over Tomato is that DD-WRT is more readily available. DD-WRT supports some Atheros-based and Ralink-based chipsets, which means that you can flash DD-WRT on a bigger selection of devices. In fact, manufacturers such as D-Link, TP-Link and more are available with DD-WRT.

Better yet, if you’re interested in wireless repeater modes, DD-WRT has it all over Tomato. DD-WRT offers use of repeaters on alternate subnets, whereas Tomato only has the repeater bridge/WDS.

And if you’re looking to create a WiFi hotspot, DD-WRT has more advanced, built-in options than Tomato, such as Wifidog, Sputnik, and many others.

So Which Is the Best Router Firmware?

We hate to end inconclusively when we’ve promised to answer the question about the best router firmware, but ultimately, it depends on which features are most important to you. If OpenVPN connectivity is your main goal, we’d say go with Tomato. If you’re more concerned with repeater modes, then DD-WRT is the way to go. No matter what feature matters most to you, make sure to check whether DD-WRT or Tomato offers it before you commit to a purchase.

Whatever your preference, we offer plenty of routers featuring both brands of firmware. Check out some of our finest DD-WRT and Tomato routers, and we’d recommend taking a peek at our recent best-sellers list; there’s something for every taste.

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VPN Unlimited FlashRouters Now Available

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VPN Unlimited FlashRouters Now Available

Adding terrific VPN services to our official supported providers list is practically a matter of routine at this point, but we’re particularly excited about this one…

VPN Unlimited FlashRouters Now Available

If you’re sick of worrying about the security of your online data, your emails, entering credit card numbers online, and everything else that appears to be under siege these days, we’ve got great news for you.

Not only can you increase your online security with VPN Unlimited by KeepSolid‘s superior service, but you can now purchase a FlashRouter with your VPN Unlimited subscription pre-installed!

That’s right. We’ve joined forces with VPN Unlimited so that you can enjoy the wide-ranging virtues and power of our DD-WRT and Tomato-flashed routers, while at the same time benefiting from the protection and freedom of their encrypted servers.

So what makes VPN Unlimited stand out from all of the other VPNs on our supported provider list?

Top VPN Unlimited Features

Once you’ve moved on from the basic expectations of a VPN – that it will provide you with online security by tunneling all of your online activity through encrypted servers set up all over the world and allow you to bypass geographical restrictions – it’s the day-to-day functionality and extra features that make a good VPN stand out.

And in these ways, VPN Unlimited by KeepSolid more than delivers.

  • 300+ high-speed servers in 50+ locations including Canada, Australia, South Korea, & the UK.
  • Unlimited Access – KeepSolid Wise technology allows you to surf without any restrictions.

Not only that, VPN Unlimited offers a pricing structure that allow you to cater your VPN experience to your needs.

Need VPN Unlimited for a few days? Not a problem. You can get it for 7 days at the low cost of $1.99. Spend $4.99 and get it for a month. Or $24.99 and get it for a year. Or get 3 years for $69.99 (you might notice the savings increase as your time commitment increases). In fact, you can get your own personal VPN server for $12.50 a month or a personal IP address for $8.33 a month!

And if you’re worried VPN Unlimited isn’t the right service for you, give it a free try for 7 days and see what you think.

Best Routers for VPN Unlimited

So we’ve got to figure that, by now, you’re convinced of the wisdom of a VPN Unlimited subscription. But if all you do is subscribe to VPN Unlimited, you’ll be missing half of what we’re celebrating here.

A FlashRouter offers plenty on its own to recommend it – advanced features for optimizing your wireless range and controlling the allocation of your bandwidth, for example – but what’s particularly great about a FlashRouter is the way it makes VPN usage that much easier.

Now that VPN Unlimited is on our official supported provider list, you can get your FlashRouter delivered with your subscription fully installed. Don’t waste time trying to install it on your own and risk bricking your router. Allow us. It’s what we do.

And now that you’ve got your VPN Unlimited FlashRouter, you can use your old router to enjoy our popular dual router setup, which gives you one local network and one dedicated VPN network. Or try one of our other customized VPN setups. The act of signing into your VPN has never been so easy.

Whether you end up with one of our top-rated DD-WRT or Tomato devices, you’ll find that wireless network has never been more functional, powerful, or secure.

Top VPN Unlimited Routers

VPNUnlimited Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT Router – Packed with eight Gigabit ports, four external antennas, and a 1.4 GHz processor, the RT-AC88U is a true powerhouse device, perfect for any large home or office building.

VPNUnlimited Netgear R7000 Tomato Router – One of the most popular FlashRouters, the R7000 has become a perennial office favorite: the perfect Goldilocks “middle” between the economy range and powerhouse devices.

VPNUnlimited Linksys WRT1200AC DD-WRT Router – Using a 1.3 GHz processor at the $299.99 pricepoint, the WRT1200AC is a bit of a hidden treasure: high end processing power, nice range, and affordability.

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South Korea Reports on Cyber Attack Attempt from North Korea

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North Korea May Have Planned a Cyber Attack on South Korea

Having worked up a good head of steam after their Sony Pictures hack of 2014, state-sponsored hackers in North Korea seemed to have something major in store for South Korea.

Officials in South Korea have reported to Reuters on what appears to be a massive scale cyber attack set in motion by North Korea in 2014. State-sponsored hackers in North Korea forced their way into 140,000 computers at 160 South Korean companies and government agencies. South Korean officials suspect that North Korea’s lack of action on the hacked servers indicates an eventual plan to create confusion with a massive simultaneous attack or to “continuously steal industrial and military secrets.”

What sort of military secrets, you might be asking? Well, it would seem North Korea managed to steal blueprints for the wing of an F-15 fighter jet, though spokespeople from the affected companies denied that any classified material was stolen during these attacks.

Naturally, North Korea denies any involvement in these attacks, which have been traced to an IP address inside the capital of Pyongyang. Incidentally, this same IP address was involved in the 2013 hacking of banks and broadcasters in South Korea. North Korea denied that one too.

In the meantime, if you’re living in South Korea and are a bit worried about the security of your online data, we’ve got a slew of recommendations for trusted VPNs and VPN FlashRouters that will make your wireless network infinitely more safe and powerful.

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German Data Retention Law Set to Take Effect

How to get around Germany's new data retention law.

German Data Retention Law Set to Take Effect

Get ready to renew those VPN subscriptions, folks. Yet another country is set to enact laws that would severely restrict the privacy of its citizens. So who’s massively undermining the civil liberties of the people they are duty-bound to serve this time?

German Data Retention Laws Set to Take Effect

That’s right. It’s Germany! The Data Retention Law passed in late 2015 – it should be said, without much resistance – as is on the verge of becoming binding.

So What is this German Data Retention Law?

It’s quite similar to Australia’s Data Retention Law, which means that it requires telecommunication and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to store the metadata that they accumulate in the natural order of providing their services. That metadata would include call logs, text messages, locations of cell phone calls, IP addresses, port numbers, and basically anything else that can be recorded and stored for law enforcement’s usage to combat crime.

In addition to the burdensome storage requirements this puts on ISPs and telecom companies (which will have to be ready to go in early 2017), it’s a flat-out massive invasion of the private information of German citizens, and it is wholly dispiriting to watch more and more countries give into the impulse to fight crime this way.

Fight Back Against Retention With a VPN

Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your private information from being logged and stored, as our good friends at NordVPN helpfully point out here.

A good VPN service provider is what you need, preferably one that can be supported on a FlashRouter. Save ISPs the space needed to store your private information by utilizing the encrypted servers VPNs have set up all over the world. Enhance your online freedom and privacy all at once.

In addition to our supremely powerful, versatile, and VPN-friendly open source DD-WRT and Tomato routers, we here at FlashRouters have a helpful landing page for folks who want to find the best VPN routers and VPN services in Germany.

There are plenty of VPN services that will have Germany-based servers and coverage, but if you’re particularly interested in German coverage, we recommend taking a look the aforementioned NordVPN (66 German servers!), and HideMyAss (32 German servers!).

German Internet denizens, there’s still plenty of time to give your wireless network the protection it needs. Keep your private info private.

Best Router for Germany

FlashRouters Introduces the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk.

Win a Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter

For our German friends looking to secure their home networks, the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 is a recommended device. For several years, the R7000 has been the most popular FlashRouter, equipped with a 1 GHz processor and three external antennas, offering a powerful yet stable performance. The R7000 is available with both Tomato and DD-WRT firmware, making it a malleable device, perfect for any home, large or small.

For more excellent options, check out our Router Finder for the best recommendations for your specific network security needs.

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