Let’s get straight to the point. After much team effort, FlashRouters has now locked down a standardized, fully-functioning OpenVPN DD-WRT IPVanish users. Previously, our IPVanish OpenVPN support was limited to Tomato Routers only.
That’s right; if you’re a dedicated IPVanish user and you don’t want to be limited to PPTP or L2TP connections, or if you prefer DD-WRT firmware but wish you could use it with OpenVPN, then this is big news for you. We’ve tweaked and tested and re-tested until we were certain we got this right, and now our OpenVPN DD-WRT routers for IPVanish users are ready for you to enjoy.
The Difference Between OpenVPN & PPTP For IPVanish Users
Maybe you’re an IPVanish user and you have no idea why someone would prefer one of these protocols over the others. We don’t blame you; this stuff can get pretty dry and technical, but just so you know what you’re getting here, allow us to explain…
Basically, all of these terms (PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN) are different types of VPN connections or protocols. PPTP is sort of standard, mainly because of its ease of use. However, if you’ve are planning to or have already gone to the trouble of subscribing to a superb VPN service provider like IPVanish, we’re guessing premium online security is an important issue to you, and that’s why you want OpenVPN.
OpenVPN is simply a more secure, open-source based project that has the support of some of the best and brightest in the IT security world. But, like we said, it’s the more complicated set up, so it took us quite a bit of of testing and re-testing to figure out a way to consistently replicate results, and make set up guides that would allow us to offer our customers the support that they deserve.
Our First IPVanish Wireless-AC Router: The Asus RT-AC66U DD-WRT
In honor of this occasion, there is a new FlashRouter is also announcing our first IPVanish-specific DD-WRT Router, the IPVanish Asus RT-AC66U Wireless-AC 1750 DD-WRT.
If you haven’t read any of our many write-ups of our line of Wireless-AC routers, allow us to give you a brief introduction to this world-shaking networking standard. If you were excited by the top speeds of Wireless-N routers (900 Mbps), then you’re going to love the new evolution of the wireless standard, gigabit wireless or Wireless-AC. The Asus RT-AC66U Wireless-AC FlashRouter runs with a wireless speed capacity of 1750 Mbps total (450 2.4 GHz & 1300 5 Ghz) utilizing 3 powerful external antennas based on one the most powerful router processors available anywhere.
Suffice to say, a Wireless-AC router flashed with DD-WRT and customized to work with IPVanish’s terrific VPN service is a surefire way to future-proof your network and keep your online information completely secure.
IPVanish OpenVPN Router Setup
All FlashRouter purchases include a minimum 90 day warranty, a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and 3 months of VPN/Internet Setup Support from our US-based open-source firmware experts.
The FlashRouter support team is more than happy to setup the entire IPVanish connection for you before shipment. This is not required but an added benefit we offer based on customer demand.
How to Get a Fully Preconfigured IPVanish OpenVPN DD-WRT Router: When placing your order for an IPVanish router, specify your desire in the Comments section. Enter your IPVanish account information with a preferred VPN connection location/server to input on your FlashRouter. If you don’t provide this info, a setup guide will always be included.
More Popular IPVanish OpenVPN DD-WRT Router Choices
FlashRouters proudly offers a line of premium IPVanish DD-WRT Routers. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Linksys E1200 DDWRT Router – The go-to, low-priced Wireless-N basic model.
- Asus RT-N16 IPVanish DDWRT Router
- Netgear WNDR4000 N750 DDWRT Router
Plus we haven’t even got to the DD-WRT upgrade, which gives you:
- Wireless Extender Options (Wireless Client-Bridge, Repeater, and Wireless Access Point).
- Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth management
- Remote Wake on Lan (WOL)
- Guest network, Hotspot setup