Fall held on longer than we expected, but there’s no escaping it now, folks; it’s cold.
It’s time to start getting tired at 10 PM because it’s already been dark for 6 hours, time to get mad at friends who have gatherings that happened to coincide with freezing weather, time to basically huddle up in your apartment and shut out the world until we’ve gotten over the winter hump.
And we’re gonna make it easy on ya. You want to hibernate with your Roku, spending hours exhausting your newly replenished Netflix Instant queues, or watching NFL Game Time? FlashRouters is here to help (we’ll probably be doing the same thing ourselves).
But if we’re going to help you, then we’d better demonstrate how we can do that, and we figure the best thing we can do for you is to direct to you to our best and most popular wireless routers, as well as our most requested VPN service provider set-ups. You’ll be streaming whatever you want, from wherever you want, without stalls or interruptions, all winter long.
The FlashRouters Difference
But before you get to know our most popular wireless routers VPN service provider set-up requests of October 2013, we should probably let the uninitiated know what’s so special about a FlashRouter.
What we do here is quite simple: we take already powerful wireless routers, and make them tremendously functional, versatile, top-of-the-line devices. How do we do that? We flash them with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware.
These replacement firmwares are designed to expand the possibilities of what a router can do. Using wireless routers flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato means more control over your bandwidth and wireless range, as well as the ability to explore better security options.
Here’s a small sample of what DD-WRT & Tomato firmware can do for you:
- Adjustable antenna capabilities which allow you to boost the strength of your wireless signal.
- 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.
- Captive WiFi Hotspot Portals or NoCatSplash.
- 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!
We could on for a while like this. DD-WRT & Tomato firmware will eliminate all of your old complaints about your wireless router’s performance and do things that you never imagined would be achievable on your network. And FlashRouters will even handle the tricky installation process for you, because we’d hate to see you end up with a “bricked” router.
But if you prefer to witness these miraculous firmwares in action, check out this brand new video showing you how to get the most out of a Tomato router (go here to watch a video about the top DD-WRT features):
Most Popular DD-WRT & Tomato Wireless Routers of October 2013
Well, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight router had a brief, but glorious, run at the top of the heap, but the Linksys E4200 reclaimed the top spot on our best-selling wireless routers list.
Our first Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter held steady at number three, but perhaps it will receive some competition as more and more people become aware of its Tomato companion. Either way, people are loving the speeds brought to them by Wireless-AC.
But enough list analysis; let’s get to the list!
- Cisco Linksys E4200 N750 DD-WRT Router – Best Overall DD-WRT Router
- Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato Router – Best Overall Tomato Router
- Asus RT-AC66U N1750 DD-WRT Router – Our first Wireless-AC FlashRouter with an amazing price!
- Cisco Linksys E4200 Tomato Router – The Tomato version of a popular favorite.
- Cisco Linksys E1200 N300 DD-WRT Router – Our economy, do-it-all model. Popular as a wireless repeater or client bridge.
- Cisco Linksys E2500 Tomato Router – The most affordable Tomato firmware option at under $100.
- Netgear WNDR3700 N600 DD-WRT Router – A great choice for heavy users of streaming HD video.
- Cisco Linksys E3000 DD-WRT Router – An old favorite back in stock!
Most Requested VPN Service Configurations of October 2013
Not too many shake-ups since last month’s list; once again, HideMyAss VPN’s superior selection of US & UK servers allowed it to stay in the number one slot. Elsewhere, folks were looking for quality VPN coverage at affordable prices, which explains how PrivateInternetAccess managed the not-insignificant feat of overtaking the mighty Overplay, which still kept a strong footing at the number three slot.
If for nothing else, this VPN service provider set-up request list is noteworthy for its introduction of VPNSecure.me, which joined the FlashRouters family one month ago. Congrats to this fantastic service provider on making the grade! We’re sure you’ll be hopping further and further up the list in no time.
- HideMyAss – Top Overall US & UK server selection.
- PrivateInternetAccess – Best Budget VPN Service
- Overplay – Easiest to integrate in your router and use OpenVPN.
- IPVanish – Offers some of the fastest server speeds worldwide and popular in the Middle Eaast.
- StrongVPN – A popular choice with those in Latin America & Asia.
- VPNSecure.me – Top shelf service and on-the-ball support in a very affordable VPN package.
- EarthVPN – A great new affordable addition with excellent worldwide VPN coverage.
- IVPN – Best VPN service provider for privacy-minded citizens, foreign journalists, human rights activists, etc.
Reasons to Upgrade to a FlashRouter
Some of the best features of a FlashRouter might be a bit hard to take advantage of for novices, but we want to make sure that all of our customers can get the most out of their device.
That’s why, when you order a FlashRouter, we make sure to include a
- Free custom home networking configuration guide
- Custom VPN or Repeater setup guide
- 3 months of networking support including VPN service provider setup
That’s our promise. Our wireless routers are here to work for you, so we make sure that the FlashRouters guarantee includes:
- An extensively tested version of DD-WRT or Tomato firmware will be flashed on your router.
- Personalized Custom Configuration & Setup Guide: A FlashRouter configuration specialist will personally contact you to tailor your new router to your networking plans if you don’t tell us in your order comments.
- Dual Router Network Setup – Your router will be configured to work by itself or in tandem with your current service provider modem/router out-of-the-box so that you can establish a VPN dedicated router/access point.
- Free VPN Service Integration: We offer setup guides for just about every VPN service, including: OverPlayVPN, Hide My Ass, IPVanish, PrivateInternetAccess, StrongVPN plus many more.
- Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS.
If there’s anything we can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact us by either opening a support ticket or e-mailing us. We promise that our friendly support staff is always there, ready and able to answer all of your questions.