2/11/2015 Update: If you are interested in viewing a more up to date version of this post, please read our Best VPN Routers & VPN Service Providers of January 2015.
Fire up your wireless networks, folks. It’s MLB season, and FIA Formula 1 season, and the 2014 World Cup is right around the corner. You want seamless streaming of all of these events? Then it’s time to get familiar with FlashRouters and the many VPNs we support.
Benefits of a DD-WRT or Tomato Upgrade
In case you didn’t take the time to watch that video, let us explain what we do here at FlashRouters:
These replacement firmwares supercharge the speed, power, and overall functionality of routers, and every FlashRouter we sell greatly benefits from this process. With a DD-WRT or Tomato router, you can enjoy:
- 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!
- Dual WAN and 3g/4G USb Failover options.
- Major security holes removed like WDS and manufacturer backdoors.
- 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.
- Extendable wireless range
And that’s just the beginning! A FlashRouter is truly a gateway to a safer, more dependable, and more versatile wireless network. Now we’re going to tell you which ones our customers love the most lately…
Most Popular Wireless VPN Routers of March 2014
To no one in the FlashRouters office’s great surprise, the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT router jumped to the very top of our bestsellers list, upending longtime favorites like the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight and the Linksys E4200. They had a great run, those two.
It’s easy to see why the Nighthawk swooped into the top spot: it has best0class just about everything – 1 GHz processor perfect for high quality streaming, and USB 3.0 networked port. But no matter your feature-preferences or price range, there’s bound to be a VPN router on this list that matches your needs. Happy hunting!
- Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router – Our highest powered router, best router for gaming.
- Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Most popular Tomato VPN Router.
- Linksys E4200 N750 DD-WRT VPN Router– The long time most popular DD-WRT model.
- Linksys E1200 N300 DD-WRT Router – Our economy, do-it-all model. Popular as a wireless repeater or client bridge.
- Asus RT-AC66U Tomato OpenVPN Router – For those looking for next generation Wireless-AC support with full OpenVPN support, meet the lone Wireless-AC Tomato router
- Linksys E2500 Tomato Router – The most affordable dual band Tomato firmware option at under $100.
- Asus RT-AC68U DD-WRT – Best in class Asus model, a new addition to our line that will surely be jumping up the list before you know it.
- Netgear WNDR3700 N600 DD-WRT Router – A great mid-range choice for heavy users of streaming HD video.
- Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT Router – The long-standing DD-WRT classic single band with external antennas.
- TP-LINK WDR3600 DD-WRT Router – A sleek, peppy router that’s one of our go-to high-powered dual band N600 devices.
Most Popular VPN Service Providers of March 2014 – By User Request
Maybe it was our recent announcement that we now offer DD-WRT Private Internet Access VPN routers with OpenVPN protocol that launched PIA to the top of our VPN service provider setup request list. Whatever the case, congratulations to PIA! Their fantastic service makes them more than worthy of the top spot.
- PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
- HideMyAss – Top overall US & UK server choices.
- Overplay – Easiest setup for your DD-WRT router and utilizing OpenVPN.
- IPVanish – Offers some of the fastest L1 server speeds worldwide, and popular in the Middle East.
- EarthVPN – An affordable addition with excellent worldwide VPN coverage, starting around 5 per month.
The FlashRouters Difference
We like discussing the many, many features available on our VPN routers, but we understand that, for an open-source novice, installing these kinds of features can be intimidatingly tricky. But if you’re a rookie or a pro, we want you to be able to get every last bit of functionality out of your router, so we offer:
- 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 VPN 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 MyAss, IPVanish, PrivateInternetAccess, CyberGhost, ExpressVPN,VyprVPN, plus many more.
- Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS. We now also offer overnight and international express shipping.