Using a Wireless Repeater as a Dedicated VPN Connection in a Wireless Network

A Solution For Setting Up a Simultaneous VPN Connection?

Have you ever wanted to create two simultaneous wireless networks in your home? Do you love the benefits of subscribing to a VPN provider but would like to be able to switch between your regular, local ISP connection with the option of quickly switching to a immediately available, already configured VPN connection? May we introduce the DD-WRT VPN Wireless VPN Repeater.

Some people may refer to it as a Wireless Range Extender or Expander. Despite the varied names, these are essentially the same name for a simple, unique, and useful tool. Who wants to leave a part of their house with poor signal or even worse… a Wi-Fi DEAD ZONE!

How Does a DD-WRT Repeater Work?

Good question. Putting a DDWRT Router in Repeater mode causes you to create an alternate network identifier name or SSID.

Since a separate SSID is being created, a different configurations can be made for the alternate network based on your original SSID. Broadcasting a separate signal for the VPN connection allows for anyone in range to instantly connect to the VPN connected wireless signal.

Applying VPN settings through your Wireless Repeater VPN Router allows multiple devices simply connect to the same VPN connection without necessitating advanced configuration on each connected device.

A FlashRouter configured as a DD-WRT Wireless Repeater solves the constant device configuration and switching, one of the most common of complaints from customers using a VPN service. iPads, Android Tablets, Laptops, Smartphones, Internet Connected TVs and more can simply connect to the repeater network and instantly be connected to the VPN service location assigned to the router.

How a DD-WRT Repeater Can Boost the Distance of Your Wireless Signal?

Even if you are just looking for an answer to spotty wireless connectivity in your home or office, a wireless extender/repeater could be the solution expanding the broadcast range and boosting your wireless signal.

One of the best perks of this setup is that there is no need to connect the routers together. No need to drill holes and run long Ethernet cords through the walls of your home.

A DD-WRT Router set up in Repeater Mode wirelessly creates an extension of any network to which it is attached. It can be especially useful in a home containing dead zones or a possible new home extension or renovation. The new addition may look lovely but network planning may have been forgotten in the process. A wireless range extender can properly supply it with an ample wireless signal.

FlashRouters VPN DD-WRT Router Setup

It just so happens that creating Wireless Repeaters is one of FlashRouters’ specialties. The best part of the whole setup is there isn’t one. You do not have to make any changes to your current router configuration. FlashRouter simplifies the process to avoid the compounding of networking headaches.

These models are no longer supported. Please check out our complete list of supported DD-WRT FlashRouters.

The most popular routers for this setup currently are the Asus RT-N12, the Linksys Cisco E2000, and the Linksys Cisco E1200 but any FlashRouter can be converted to a Wireless Repeater upon request. Make sure to request in the “Comments” section when checking out and you will be contacted by one of our networking specialists regarding the specifics and any possible issues or hindrances that could come up.

FlashRouters takes pride in our speedy and helpful customer service but also believes that this Repeater can be so simple and useful that we wanted to share it with everyone.

After proper configuration, plug in your DD-WRT Wireless VPN Repeater anywhere within range of your current connection; log into your Overplay or other provider VPN account (HideMyAss, IPVanish, StrongVPN, etc) and have a dedicated VPN specific wireless signal.

(Note: For some of these services, you will have to follow their support for creating a PPTP connection. FlashRouters arrive Overplay MyPage installed which makes the process even more succinct, simple, and streamlined.)

For more information on, check out the full FlashRouters offering of DD-WRT VPN Routers.

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6 thoughts on “Using a Wireless Repeater as a Dedicated VPN Connection in a Wireless Network

  1. Ramesh Kutty

    I am based in Dubai, I currently acess Netflix through a VPN programme running on my laptop. I would however like to acess Netflix through my Blue Ray DVD player (which has internet connectivity) or my WD Hub Live.
    I am currently using a Cisco Linksys E4200 router and am a bit concerned in doing the DD-WRT set up by myself, I was wondering if repeater customised by Flashrouters would be a good idea, secondly could I also use a wired connection for the repeater (WD Hub live and Blue ray players require wired connection)

    I have a US postal address- if there is a problem in shipping the customised router/repeater to Dubai

    Please advice.

    1. admin

      Your setup sounds ideal for a FlashRouter Repeater. You can plug in the Repeater anywhere you are receiving a wireless connection and create a separate Repeater network. You can then run a VPN on the Repeater and connect your Blue Ray and WD Hub Live through the VPN network.

      You may plug in wired to any LAN port or connect wirelessly to the VPN Repeater network.

      Finally, we do indeed ship to most countries worldwide, Dubai included.

      Don’t be afraid to e-mail the support team if you have any other questions or concerns.

      FlashRouters Admin

  2. Sam

    I noticed that there have been a few reviews of people now talking about how flashrouters are actually improving some routers to the point that previous deadzones are not as bad as they once were.

    Is this a common report that you get? I’m curious because I’ve seen a few routers being reviewed at and so far 3 of them have said for 2 different products (one was a Cisco and the other two were Netgear) actually worked better than the firmware they were using.

    Any reply would be helpful

  3. Chris

    I am currently U.S. based, and I am relocating to Bangladesh in 2 months. I am not that well versed with routers to begin with, however I have been researching VPN routers, so that I can utilize my Netflix on my PS3 and AppleTV. I know that I could purchase a VPN router, but I’m a little confused about “Using a Wireless Repeater as a Dedicated VPN Connection in a Wireless Network”. If I’m following this correctly, does this mean that I would need a regular wireless router in my house connecting to my ISP of choice, then I would purchase one of your flash routers that is configured as a DD-WRT Wireless Repeater, which would then connect to my other router, simultaneously broadcasting a connection that CAN be connected to a VPN service of my choice, namely Hidemyass?

    In essence, would this mean say, my laptop using the internet is connected to my regular wireless router, while my PS3 playing netflix could be wirelessly connected to the DD-WRT Wireless Repeater, both simultaneously?

    I sincerely hope this is the case, because that would solve all of my problems. Assuming this is the case, my last question is choices. I currently don’t have a regular router at all. Examining your choices, what would be the absolute optimal choices for a main local ISP router, and a flash router configured as a DD-WRT Wireless Repeater? Would you say having an E4200 as my main router, and an E4200 configured as a DD-WRT Wireless Repeater would be worth it? Or am I overshooting it a bit?

    Thank you in advance for your speedy reply


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