Lovely Weather, Lousy Entertainment
As the summer ends, many American retirees who visit the US during the warm months are headed back to Mexico. Chasing the warm weather and affordable retirement locations has led many Americans to emigrate/retire in Mexico. Places like Acapulco, Mazatlan, Mayan Riviera, San Felipe and the list goes on and on.
That cost-of-living affordability does come at the price of some creature comforts of the good old United States, most noticeably in popular TV content (especially in English). The weather might be lovely and tropical, the prices might be more than reasonable but the choices for evening entertainment can be lousy. Telenovelas, some futbol, dubbed and edited 10 year old American films… Who wants to live out their days with that dreck as the center of the evening entertainment. So what is the answer?
A Gift For Americans That Retire to Mexico
With TV series like Modern Family, Law & Order, Big Bang Theory, The Office, Breaking Bad, you know there is no shortage of high quality US television and movie content. The problem is access. Access to US content is restricted to US-based Internet addresses and living in Mexico, you don’t usually have one. But there is a way!
Those emigres, travelers, and retirees who are in-the-know lean on Virtual Private Network
(VPN) services/providers to access American streaming movie and TV websites from Mexico. For popular streaming video websites like Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Vudu, SnagFilms you can use a VPN service provider which offers US-based IP addresses to make connections with these popular streaming video websites and content providers.
The most popular VPN service providers with US IP addresses are Overplay, HideMyAss, and IPVanish. All three have a large selection of servers in the US from the east coast to the west coast, NY, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, allowing you to easily switch between popular servers that may be slower than others. To skip straight to the most popular VPN services & VPN routers, read our Best Selling VPN Service/Router List of August.
Watching American Netflix in Mexico
One of the more popular questions we get from customers is about accessing Netflix US from Mexico. While Netflix is available in Mexico, the content available on Netflix Latin America/Mexico is very different and limited compared to the movies, TV series and documentaries available with American Netflix.
The main reason that TV & movie lovers of Mexico come to FlashRouters is to use these services on all your devices simultaneously like TVs, Computers, iPads, Rokus, Android tablets & laptops you need to create this VPN connetion within your router. Not only will it provide the VPN service but they have the power and stability to handle all your devices simultaneously.
Many VPN Providers only allow you to connect one or two devices per subscription. Using a VPN FlashRouter allows you to connect all your devices through the router that is connected to VPN so all those devices are using the same VPN Service Provider subscription. This is the case with Overplay, HideMyAss, and IPVanish.
Why are FlashRouters Different?
Standard router firmware from Cisco Linksys, Asus, Netgear and other router manufacturers prevents many of these options from being at your disposal. FlashRouters upgrades all of our routers with the open-source DD-WRT by replacing a router’s lackluster firmware creating an upgraded, open source solution which making previously impossible tasks such as setting up a VPN connection with a router simple as a few clicks.
Pick a provider that you like and we’ll set up the rest. Take one with you when you travel or give one as a gift to your relocated friends or family. Many people want this setup but don’t know that it is possible or that it even exists. Open their eyes to a whole new world of content.
The DD-WRT platform supercharges a router with a wide breadth of abilities, turning the average basic $50-$100 router into a powerful, valuable $500-plus router with business-level power and capabilities.
Just a few improvements from DD-WRT installation include:
- Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) bandwidth controls for specifying spectrum and speed for specific network devices.
- VPN Connection Options: OpenVPN, PPTP, & L2TP.
- WPA2-Enterprise Security Option.
- Settings for boosting a router’s antenna strength
- Create a Guest Network for sharing your Internet connection securely
- Wi-Fi Hotspot (HotSpotSystem & Worldspot.net) and NOCATSPLASH integration
- Wireless Repeater Mode to extend wireless range into wireless deadspots in a home or office.
Using a FlashRouter VPN Router like an E4200 DD-WRT Router allows you to easily add on this unique/special router to your current Mexican modem/router that provides a US based IP address.
With this dual router setup, connect your devices to your local Internet for speed and local Mexican content and connect to the VPN Router for USA streaming media content. The best of both worlds by adding one device to your network. It truly is the ultimate gift for the movie-loving relative who has moved to Mexico or outside the US and wants to watch Netflix and their other favorite content. And as an added bonus, all US Skype calls made with a US IP address are free as well. Save money and be entertained!
Setup is quick and simple with FlashRouter’s customized step by step instructions and friendly, experienced US-based networking support technicians.
We believe giving the gift of entertainment is one of the best things you can do for a person and we are glad to do our part to stop limitations and help each and every user access the content they want. Have a question about our products or service? Just e-mail us!