While FlashRouters recently highlighted some of the best and most popular DD-WRT routers of 2014, we thought it would be appropriate to give more attention to one router in particular that’s been rocking our customers’ collective world…
Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to introduce our crown jewel: the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter.
Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT Specs
Let’s take a minute to talk about what makes the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk so special, even before it is flashed with DD-WRT open source firmware for advanced customization and security options.
- Runs on a Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU internal processor
- Best-in class RAM (256), 128 MB of active flash memory
- A Networked USB 3.0 port for the fastest high-speed data transferring available,
- 3 powerful external antennas that can be adjusted to improve your wireless range.
- Use the Coupon code: HAWK to save $50 on the the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 FlashRouter VPN Solution.
That’s a lot of top-of-the-line processing power, not to mention futureproofing for high end Wireless-AC speeds…
If you’re not familiar with Wireless-AC, here’s all you need to know: as the latest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity, for sheer transmission speed, Wireless-AC smokes the competition.
Where Wireless-G topped off at 54 Mbps and Wireless-N landed in the 450-900 Mbps range, Wireless-AC blows right by both of them, doubling Wireless-N’s fastest speeds. In the case of the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter, this is a dual-band device with the capability to offer 1900 Mbps (450 2.4 Mbps & 1450 5.0 Mbps)! There’s nothing else on the market that can compete with that.
Nighthawk R7000 DD-WRT Features
The hardware specs of the Nighthawk are only part of its appeal. at does it matter if the firmware is missing the features you want or has security holes/backdoorsyou don’t want. The real fireworks occur when DD-WRT open source firmware is flashed onto this remarkable device.
If you’ve struggled with streaming movies or TV broken up by stalls or aggravating freezes, then the Netgear Nighthawk DD-WRT is the router you’ve been waiting for. No need to worry about interruptions during Game of Thrones on HBO Go or House of Cards on Netflix; the Nighthawk DD-WRT will keep your streaming services working.
And there’s so much more that DD-WRT brings to the Nighthawk. There are features galore, performing all sorts of advanced functions like:
- Removes firmware flaws major security holes, backdoors like WPS functionality.
- Complete OpenVPN & PPTP Client/Server Setup Support.
- Stabilize Overall WiFi Performance.
- Boost antenna strength with wireless transmission power options.
- Integrated Captive Portal/ WiFi Hotspot System Capabilities: HotSpotSystem, Sputnik, WiFiDog, NoCatSplash.
- Advanced Networking Modes: Access Points, Wireless Extender, Wireless Client & Repeater Bridge.
- Bandwidth Monitoring & Limiting Features.
You get all of these features – advanced networking modes and security, flawless streaming, WiFi Hot Spot capabilities – and so much more with a DD-WRT upgrade. Don’t settle for anything less.
Best VPNs for Nighthawk DD-WRT
One of the best advantages of owning a Nighthawk DD-WRT is the built-in VPN capability.
If you subscribe to a VPN service, or are planning to, FlashRouters can set up your brand new Netgear Nighthawk DD-WRT to work with your VPN account straight out of the box. Skip over tricky VPN installation processes and let us take care of the hard stuff. Plus, with the R7000, you will ge the best speeds of any VPN router. Speeds in a router are based primarily on the processor strength and how much encryption/decryption it can handle. The R7000 1 GHz is by far the best processor we currently offer.
Purchasing a Nighthawk R7000 FlashRouter doesn’t mean you will have to get rid of your current router setup. Take advantage of our popular dual router setup, which lets you have one dedicated VPN router, and one for local, day-to-day usage. Switching back and forth between your regular network and your VPN has never been so easy.
Our list of official supported VPN service providers grows longer all the time, and you can’t go wrong choosing from it. That said, these are some of our more popular VPN providers:
- HideMyAss – Top number of servers and IP addresses in US & UK server choices.
- IPVanish – Keeps adding more & more servers with some of the fastest server speeds worldwide.
- PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
- Overplay – Easiest setup for your DD-WRT router and utilizing OpenVPN. Includes SmartDNS subscription.
- EarthVPN – An affordable addition with excellent worldwide VPN coverage, starting around 5 per month.
The FlashRouters Guarantee
Though our staff has always been available to help our customers whenever they needed assistance, we’ve recently upgraded our already superlative customer service in a couple of important ways…
Knowledge Base & Help Desk: Our site has a handy Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive. If you have any questions, concerns or are just looking for a recommendation on the best device for you and your setup, click the Support button on the left hand side. Our DD-WRT specialists are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right device.
Support Plans: FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT support plans. Different routers come with slightly different plans. Users looking for support for their own routers can visit the FlashRouters Support Plan Center.
Don’t forget to use the coupon code “best2014″ through 03/31/2015 and get an extra $10 off any FlashRouter priced over $70, including the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT!
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