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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