Best New Netflix & Amazon USA Movies & TV October 2016

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Best Amazon and Netflix Instant Streaming Movies & TV Added in October 2016

Netflix streaming is a bit difficult to monitor. Movies and TV shows come and go from the streaming service with much frequency.

This post serves the role of keeping the dedicated Netflix Instant streamer apprised of what new additions should be watched immediately. The content here will be continually updated on this site as new movies and television shows are added to the Netflix Instant streaming lineup.

Better Router = Better Netflix Streaming

Streaming HD video is a bandwidth intensive activity. It puts major stress on a wireless home network. FlashRouters are popular with heavy Netflix Instant streaming users because they are designed to handle high-volume jobs with ease.

With a FlashRouter, you can extend tweak wireless sensitivity, your wireless range, control your bandwidth allocation plus add layers of advanced security. So you might wonder how? FlashRouters use DD-WRT & Tomato firmware, open-source replacement firmwares that boost a router’s functionality and feature-set.

Routers from all price ranges, all ready to revolutionize your network. Here are some of our most popular:

Top Netgear VPN Router for Netflix- R7000 TomatoUSBAsus RT-AC56U DD-WRT Netflix VPN RouterThe 8 port AC3100 Asus RT-AC88U
R7000 Nighthawk TomatoAsus RT-AC56U DD-WRTAsus RT-AC88U DD-WRT
1 Ghz Broadcom Processor, 3 Ext Antennas800 Mhz Broadcom, Wireless-AC, USB 3.04 External Antennas, 1.4 GHz Broadcom
Top Range, Enhanced TomatoUSB VPN Splitter FirmwarePopular for High Speeds in Smaller Homes.Advanced Processing Speeds, Powerful WiFi, USB 3.0
$349.99$249.99$499.99

Looking to get the best router money can buy, check out the lists for Best DD-WRT RouterTop Tomato Firmware Router.

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Yahoo Hack: Five Ways to Make Your Network Safer

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Yahoo Hack Affects 500 Million Users

Seemingly big hacks come and go, but this latest Yahoo hack is one of the largest we can remember.

Search giant Yahoo was the victim of a major hack in late 2014. Consequently, some five hundred million accounts were compromised.

According to Wired UK: “Names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and security questions were stolen”. What’s more, an attack on a company this large ripples out to smaller affiliated companies, including ISPs like Sky and BT. So even if you don’t have a Yahoo account, your BT email and even your Flickr account may have been compromised.

5 Ways to Make Your Network Safer After the Yahoo Hack

As mentioned above, an attack on a massive Internet based search engine and email provider affects you in ways you may not realize. If you’re a victim of the Yahoo hack, you have some work to do to re-achieve even the bare minimum of cybersecurity. But if you’re willing to go a little further, you can give yourself a far more fortified wireless network. FlashRouters recommends you go the whole way, starting with…

1. Set Up A New Yahoo Password

Let’s start here because it’s the first and most obvious step. Your Yahoo password may have already been sold on the dark web. Therefore you need to change it immediately.

2. Make Better Passwords All Around

Let’s call this the most annoying step. While it is unfairly burdensome to have to keep a log of your many passwords for your many, many online accounts, you simply cannot have the same password for everything because it’s easier to remember.

If someone gets your Yahoo account info, and you have the same password for your bank account, the hacker now has your bank account info as well. So this means you need to differentiate passwords on your email, your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, etc. Don’t store your passwords in a folder on your computer called “My passwords”. Matter of fact, just check out our post about password security maintenance and go from there.

3. Clear Your Cache And Remove Apps

Whether you realize it or not, the apps on your Internet-capable devices are steadily accumulating data. And it’s slowing your devices performance way down. Moreover, there is all manner of sensitive and private information in your cache. And you definitely don’t want that falling into the wrong hands. But all you have to do is clear the cache on your phone or Internet browser and delete the offending apps to fix this issue.

4) Re-Install Desired Apps

Now that you’ve erased the apps that have been weighing down your device’s performance, it’s time to reinstall the ones you want. It’s a simple matter of returning to the App Store and re-downloading whatever you require.

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5) Set Up A VPN

Lastly, and maybe most importantly, subscribe to a VPN. Simply put, it’s the best way to secure your wireless network in this day and age. VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, encrypt your data by tunneling your info through secure servers every time you log in. Believe us, when a hacker or snooping government official comes knocking, VPNs are the best defense against their prying eyes.

FlashRouters works with some of the best VPN providers around. From HideMyAss to Express VPN, PrivateInternetAccess to NordVPN, our VPN partners work to keep our customers’ networks secure. At the same time, our DD-WRT and Tomato-flashed routers ensure that the constant encrypting and decrypting that VPNs perform will secure not just one device but your entire network with a single simple setup.

Check out our recent bestsellers list and get to know some of the best VPNs and VPN routers around.

How to Access My Router (WiFi Router FAQ)

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FlashRouters fields a lot of deeply specific questions about assorted router setups and troubleshooting methods. It is always a little surprising to receive questions that are considerably more broad. For all of our blog posts loaded up with wireless network advice, we’ve never done a FAQ about some of the most rudimentary issues. Therefore, today FlashRouters covers a topic that every router owner needs to know, “How do I access my router?”

Seems obvious, right? How did we never get around to this before?

Well, let’s stop wasting time with this self-flagellation and get right into it.

How Do I Access My Router?

So maybe you’ve decided to take advantage of some of the advanced features you can access on your FlashRouter, or maybe you just need to tweak the settings a bit. Either way, you need to access your router, and we’re going to walk you through it.

1. Make sure you are connected to your router

Seems to go without saying, but if you’re going to access your router, you need to be connected to your router. This can be accomplished by using a wired connection to the Ethernet port with a laptop or desktop computer, or connecting to the wireless network with any Internet-capable device with a web browser on the network.

2. Find your router’s IP address

In order to do this on a Windows computer open up your search bar and type in “Control Panel.” Once, you are here, click on “Network and Sharing Center.”

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Once you are here, click on your network name next to “Connections.”

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Then click on “Details”

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Your router’s IP address (IPv4 Default Gateway) will typically be a string of numbers starting with “192”. For example, “192.168.11.1” is the IP address at which you can find your FlashRouter.

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3. Open a web browser and type your IP address into the URL bar

This is your router IP address and accessing it through your web browser will bring you to your router settings. In order to do this, FlashRouters recommends using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

4. Login to your Router

Sometimes the username and password are both “admin”. Sometimes the username is “admin” and the password is “password”. If neither of those work, we recommend searching for the login info for your router brand and model. The information should be accessible through a simple search.

Now you’re in your router’s setup screen and can make any necessary adjustment to the router settings.

Here’s mine, which should give you an idea of what it should look like:

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But before you get too carried away…

Connection Troubleshooting Tips:

TIP #1: While it is possible to access the router settings through a wireless connection if needed, we recommend using a wired connection for initial setup and/or if you experience any access issues

TIP #2: In addition, you’ll want to wire from a numbered/LAN port on the router to your computer’s Ethernet port.

DO NOT wire in from your computer to the router Internet/WAN port for router access.

FlashRouters 2016 Fall Router Deals & Specials

Fall Tech Sale at FlashRouters

Router deals almost certainly don’t strike you as a hallmark of the fall season. You likely think of leaves changing, sweater/jacket weather, apple cider, etc. We’re here to change that.

Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. Nonetheless, there are plenty of good reasons to update your wireless network with a top shelf WiFi router during autumn. Maybe you are planning on streaming NFL football this season or streaming horror movies on Shudder leading up to  Halloween? Surely, we will be using this cooler weather to catch up on our favorite new Fall TV shows. That is why a FlashRouter upgrade is ideal to keep our networks strong and ready for all of our fall plans and added usage.

FlashRouters Fall Specials/Router Deals

For a limited time beginning September 22 (the first day of fall in the US), use the code FALL to receive $20 off any router over $250+. Start the fall season off right!

You read that correctly. Knock $20 off any of our DD-WRT and Tomato-flashed devices including:

The 8 port AC3100 Asus RT-AC88UNighthawk Netgear Secure VPN Routerhttps://www.flashrouters.com/routers/router-types/dd-wrt/linksys-wrt1200ac-ddwrt-router
Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT
R7000 Nighthawk TomatoLinksys WRT1200AC DD-WRT Router
Wireless-AC5300 Mbps
1.4 Ghz Broadcom Processor
4 Ext Antennas
8 Gigabit Wired Ports
Top Gaming Router
Wireless-AC1900 Mbps
1 Ghz Broadcom Processor
3 Ext Antennas
Most Popular TomatoUSB Router
Wireless-AC1200 Mbps
1.3 GHz Marvell Processor
2 Ext Antennas
Use in Small-Medium Homes
$499.99$349.99$299.99

Bring a Wireless-AC gem like these into your home at a significant discount, and watch as your network blooms.

Since streaming bandwidth demands are so high, a FlashRouter is the perfect fall accessory. A discounted FlashRouter is all the better. In addition, a VPN-friendly FlashRouter will ramp up your cyber-security. Planning on doing a lot of online shopping before the holiday season kicks in? Securing your sensitive online data with the protection of a good VPN router is the only sensible way to approach that task.

How to Find the Right FlashRouter For You

Netgear Nighthawk X8 R8500 AC5300

We offer a lot of great routers here, so starting the search for your choice may be intimidating. Take a look at our bestselling routers list since it’s a good indicator of our user’s favorites. You’ll find amazing, powerful devices like the Netgear Nighthawk X8 R8500 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter and the Linksys WRT1200AC DD-WRT. Routers like these are certain to give your WiFi network the boost it so badly needs. And they’ll do it without breaking the bank.

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Still unsure which FlashRouter is right for you? Try out our new router finder. Give us the specs and price range you’re looking for, and our experts will give you their best recommendation.

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Edward Snowden, the NSA, and Oliver Stone: An Update

An update on Edward Snowden and the NSA

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and Oliver Stone

News media is flooded with stories about Edward Snowden. Not since his groundbreaking leaks about the NSA’s massively invasive PRISM program has Edward Snowden been such a regular presence in our news.

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and Oliver Stone: An Update

There are multiple reasons behind this latest blast of news around Edward Snowden. To start, Oliver Stone just released Snowden, the director’s retelling of the events surrounding Snowden’s infamy. In addition to featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role, Snowden co-stars Melissa Leo, Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley, and Zachary Quinto.

Not so coincidentally, a Pardon Snowden campaign has gained some steam. Support for the movement has come from a lot of places, from the ACLU to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and even The New York Times. This is a pretty surprising switch, given the general disapproval that followed Edward Snowden’s important revelations.

The Edward Snowden Saga: A Recap

Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, collected thousands of documents detailing the NSA’s shockingly widespread surveillance programs and released them to the press. Snowden has spent the years since living in Russia, where he was granted asylum.

As the ACLU has helpfully pointed out:

Snowden has already been vindicated in multiple ways: A panel appointed by the president to review the NSA’s surveillance program recommended ­­dozens of reforms. Last year, a federal appeals court found the NSA’s call-tracking program revealed by Snowden was illegal. The following month, Congress passed the USA Freedom Act, which ended bulk collection of call data by the US government. That bill marked the first time Congress has acted to rein in government surveillance since the 1970s. Journalists at The Guardian and Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on Snowden’s disclosures.

Maintaining Cybersecurity in the Age of Edward Snowden and the NSA

FlashRouters is for a full pardon of Edward Snowden. That much should be obvious to anyone who reads this blog regularly. One of FlashRouters’ top goals is to offer users a safe and dependable way to live online. That most certainly includes protecting our users’ privacy, for which FlashRouters receives invaluable assistance from our VPN partners.

Therefore, this is a no-brainer to FlashRouters. Edward Snowden risked his freedom to protect all of ours. Those of us who spend a lot of time online around the world are more aware of the dangers that spying governments present. That’s a direct positive result of Edward Snowden’s work. What’s more, Snowden has been a consistent champion for a more secure and private Internet in the aftermath of the PRISM leak.

FlashRouters agrees with Snowden’s online security advice, which includes using protection networks like Tor or browser plugins like HTTPS Everywhere. FlashRouters is particularly interested in encouraging VPN usage. Our top-of-the-line DD-WRT and Tomato VPN routers are good for helping with that.

Take a minute and check out this brief list of a few of our favorite VPN service providers.

VPNRecommendation
ExpressVPNPopular premium VPN provider with top performance in Asia and Australia.
NordVPNAn increasingly popular service for users in the EU.
IPVanishOffers some of the fastest Level 1 server speeds worldwide & popular in countries like Saudi Arabia & the UAE.

In addition, get to know some of our alternative VPN setup options. Learning a few of these tricks is a great way to make VPN usage simple while increasing your network productivity.