Smart DNS Proxy is a DNS proxy service that allows users to unblock content from around the world. Smart DNS Proxy is a part of Global Stealth Inc, which has been a leader in global Internet security since 1995. While FlashRouters is known for flashing routers for VPN use, Smart DNS Proxy offers an alternative to VPN by unblocking content through fast and secure DNS servers.
The Benefits of Smart DNS Proxy Routers
As Smart DNS Proxy Routers use DNS servers to unblock content, there is no connection or disconnection needed as with VPN use. Due to this, using Smart DNS Proxy is faster than using a VPN. SmartDNS functions much more as a “trick”, while the service a VPN provides is more along the lines of “tunneling”. If you are using a VPN service, you have to send information back and forth through a tunnel to reach content.
While VPN tunneling provides an extra layer of security by encrypting the user location, it can still slow down the Internet activity considerably, especially if you are connecting to a server over a very long distance. Smart DNS Proxy does not have an added layer of site security as within VPN use, but it is a much more speedy and efficient way to unblock content.
Unique Benefits for Smart DNS Proxy
Smart DNS Proxy also uses a single DNS list so once you enter your new DNS servers (kind of like an internet phone address book). So with one change you can get access to to Netflix US, BBC and 50 more streaming services worldwide without having to change VPN servers or countries. So go to Netflix.ca and it will tell Netflix Canada that you are good to go, same for Zattoo or iTV or Premier League Pass. Traverse the globe unblocked from your favorite content with no VPN slowdowns of setups.
Another bonus of using Smart DNS Proxy is the ability to connect to specific sites and services. Using Smart DNS Proxy routers, there is no need to create a separate network for DNS connectivity. If you are using a VPN network from a router, everything connected to that network will be going through a VPN, hence the need for a Dual Router Setup. With just a FlashRouter, using Smart DNS, unblock specific sites and services, such as Pandora, Tennis Channel, History Channel, and A&E TV.
Unblocking Hulu Abroad with Smart DNS Proxy Routers
While recent news reports have gone into detail about Hulu’s blocking of VPN services, using Smart DNS Proxy in place of a VPN would allow users to get access to Hulu from abroad. Hulu has begun to crack down on IP locations from VPN provider servers, much to the dismay of International viewers trying to catch the latest episode of Bob’s Burgers or The Colbert Report. As Smart DNS Proxy creates loopholes for specific sites (like Hulu) and not using a VPN’s geo-location encryption, Hulu’s blocking of specific IP addresses will not be an issue for Smart DNS Proxy users.
Best Smart DNS Proxy Routers
FlashRouters now offers several routers specifically configured for use with Smart DNS Proxy. Upgrade your home network with a DD-WRT or Tomato router while accessing the all the content you want with Smart DNS Proxy.
- Smart DNS Proxy Asus RT-AC68U Wireless-Ac1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter– A true networking powerhouse FlashRouter. With Dual Band Wireless-AC1900 and an 800 MHz processor, using the Asus RT-AC68U with Smart DNS Proxy is a surefire way to stream all of your favorite TV shows and movies in high-definition.
- Smart DNS Proxy Cisco Linksys E2500 TomatoUSB FlashRouter– One of our most affordable Dual Band routers, flashed with user-friendly TomatoUSB firmware. Beginner to the world of Open Source router firmware? This is the router for you.
- Smart DNS Proxy Netgear WNDR4000 DD-WRT FlashRouter– The Netgear WNDR4000 has proven to be one of FlashRouters’ best selling DD-WRT, and with good reason. Boasting great wireless speeds and a strong processor at an affordable price, the WNDR4000 has become an instant classic.