Private Internet Access users, rejoice!
Keeping your online information protected while running a top-of-the-line wireless network has just become that much easier to achieve. We at FlashRouters can now offer Private Internet Access users the chance to own a DD-WRT router customized exactly to their VPN account with the added benefit of OpenVPN support.
PrivateInternetAccess is one of the most affordable and best-reviewed VPN services, with 404 server locations in the United States, and 68 servers in the UK. Now that OpenVPN support has been added for this premiere VPN provider, having a PrivateInternetAccess DD-WRT router is even more feature-laden.
Having spent months of testing and tweaking and perfecting this process, we can assure you this development is a big deal for Private Internet Access users. The business of safely traversing the internet can be a tricky thing in this day and age, and it just got a little simpler.
The Difference Between OpenVPN & PPTP For Private Internet Access Users
If you’re a current or prospective Private Internet Access user, then we imagine that you have a pretty sophisticated sense of how to keep yourself protected online in this day and age. Nonetheless, there are certainly those who could use a little primer on what makes OpenVPN the best choice for VPN usage.
Basically, OpenVPN and PPTP are different kinds of VPN protocols or connections, with PPTP considered as the general standard due to its ease of use. To put it simply, OpenVPN is a more secure, open-source based project that has the support of some of the best and brightest in the IT security world. However, OpenVPN router-based integration is significantly more complex to install and maintain than PPTP, which is why it so much time and energy to make it possible in a stable manner, consistent manner. This is the process we want to be able to replicate, feel comfortable with sharing while assuring that our customer set up guides for Private Internet Access DD-WRT routers are fully on point.
Private Internet Access OpenVPN Router Benefits
Using an OpenVPN Private Internet Access DD-WRT FlashRouter will not only allow you to use the PIA service but offer additional security and privacy measures to your entire network. By having Private Internet Access integrated within the router, you will be able to secure all of your devices and use OpenVPN on the Roku, PS4, and other devices that it previously not an option.
With a FlashRouter, you create one VPN connection within the router and any device that connects wired/wireless will now have VPN. No more individual setups and figuring out new device VPN interfaces. One setup and you’re golden!
Each FlashRouter includes a hardware warranty, a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and VPN/Internet Setup Support from our US-based open-source firmware experts.
How to Get a Fully Preconfigured Private Internet Access OpenVPN DD-WRT Router
The FlashRouter support team is more than happy to set up the entire Private Internet Access connection for you before shipment. This is not required but an added benefit we offer based on customer demand.
When placing your order for a Private Internet Access router, specify your desire in the Comments section. Enter your Private Internet Access 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.
The New Netgear R7000 Private Internet Access DD-WRT Router
So if you’re looking for a DD-WRT OpenVPN router completely set up to work with your Private Internet Access account, all you have to do is visit our PIA page. We assure you there are no bad choices to be made on that page unless you decide not to buy anything.
But while we’re proud of every Private Internet Access DD-WRT router offered, it would be tough to not highlight the superiority of a brand new Wireless-AC device that is the apple of our eye, the best performing DD-WRT router on the market right now: feast your eyes on the PIA Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter.
R7000 Wireless/WiFi Specs: Okay, you can stop looking at it now (we have trouble ourselves; the design is that sleek), and let us tell you how this beast can transform your network. We’re talking about a dual-band router that can run two concurrent streams of 1900 Mbps (450 Mbps + 1450 Mbps).
R7000 Processor Speed: While most are happy with the internal processors on our other top-end WiFi devices, which run from an 300-600 MHz, they’re certainly not going to beat the Nighthawk’s DD-WRT best-in-class Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU. Top that off with best-in-class RAM (256) and 128 MB of active flash memory for flashing the most powerful and malleable DD-WRT build around, the DD-WRT AC builds, and you have a router primed to handle any amount of network traffic you throw at it. If you are looking to future-proof your network for years to come, this is the VPN WiFi router to covet.
R7000 USB 3.0: The Nighthawk also features a USB 3.0 port for high-speed data transfers as well as three powerful external antennae that can be further upgraded to extend your signal. And, since it would be redundant considering the rest of this post, we don’t think it’s necessary to list all of the benefits of a DD-WRT firmware upgrade, plus OpenVPN Private Internet Access compatibility.
All in all, it’s going to take a pretty impressive wireless gateway to take the title away from the Nighthawk.
More Private Internet Access OpenVPN DD-WRT FlashRouter Options
Of course, as would be expected with a top-of-the-line device, the Nighthawk isn’t exactly our cheapest router, so if you’re looking for a Private Internet Access OpenVPN DD-WRT FlashRouter that’s a little less, let’s say, intense, we can easily recommend these fantastic machines:
- Netgear R6400 DDWRT Router – Excellent Wireless-AC performance for an amazing price.
- Linksys WRT1900ACS DD-WRT FlashRouter – Our top DD-WRT Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz) economy priced model.
- Netgear R7000 DD-WRT FlashRouter – Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) A/C Power Supply, 4 Ethernet ports Cable.
There’s no going wrong with any of these options. With Private Internet Access’s superlative VPN coverage and a versatile DD-WRT machine, you are guaranteed a safe and powerful wireless network.