There are plenty of good reasons to upgrade your router these days: there’s streaming NCAA football, baseball, and even new iPhones, all of which would be unbelievably frustrating to experience through a tired old router.
FlashRouters is here to help. We’ve got plenty of top-of-the-line devices, certain to future-proof your network and give you wireless service you never dreamed of, and we’re affiliated with the best VPNs around, ensuring your security in these uncertain times.
Benefits of a DD-WRT or Tomato Upgrade
As our title indicates, we take high-performance routers and improve upon their firmware by “flashing” them with superior firmware.
Our firmwares of choice are DD-WRT and Tomato. With a DD-WRT or Tomato router, the speed, power, and versatility of your router is increased immeasurably. Here’s a few of the many new features you’ll find on a router flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato:
- 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
Like we said, that’s just a small sample of the features of DD-WRT and Tomato! If you want a router over which you have absolute control to do anything you might dream of, a FlashRouter is the way to go!
Most Popular Wireless VPN Routers of September 2014
An old favorite reclaimed the top spot this month. Maybe it’s the debut of “Gotham” that’s got folks in a Batman mood, but the ol’ Dark Knight has once again claimed the hearts and minds of FlashRouters users, with the similarly intensely powerful Netgear Nighthawk staying strong at number 2.
And we may see some shakeups next month, now that we’re introducing our new budget Wireless-AC model, perfect for users looking for AC upgrade on a medium budget. With Wireless-AC speeds and a USB 3.0 port, rest assured, we’re expecting to see the Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT on this list next time.
- Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Most popular Tomato VPN Router.
- Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router – Our highest powered router, best router for gaming.
- Netgear WNDR4000 Rangemax N750 – The “throughput thoroughbred of the 5GHz brand” according to PCMag. We concur.
- 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 E1200 N300 DD-WRT Router – Our economy, do-it-all model. Popular as a wireless repeater or client bridge.
Most Popular VPN Service Providers of September 2014 – By User Request
Once again, the great PrivateInternetAccess held on to the top spot, fending off hugely popular VPNs like HideMyAss and Overplay, and even up-and-coming upstarts like CyberGhost.
But things may change soon, especially when you find out that IPVanish is offering 3 months free when you sign up for a 3 month or 12 month subscription and you use the purchase coupon code “FLASH90”. Overplay, never one to be outshined when it comes to great service and great deals, is offering a yearly special 20% off coupon, which is emailed to you when you purchase an Overplay Router.
Anyway, on to the VPNs!
- PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
- IPVanish – Offers some of the fastest L1 server speeds worldwide, & popular in the Middle East.
- HideMyAss – Top overall US & UK server choices.
- Overplay – Easiest setup for your DD-WRT router and utilizing OpenVPN.
- CyberGhost – A premiere EU-based VPN service that takes your privacy and security extremely seriously.
The FlashRouters Difference
Since our routers are so feature-heavy, getting the most out of your FlashRouter isn’t necessarily the easiest thing in the world. But whether you’re a tech-novice or an expert, we want you to experience every last iota of the network-boosting power a FlashRouter provides. That’s why every FlashRouter comes with:
- 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. That includes overnight and international express shipping.
Contact us by opening a support ticket or e-mailing us any time, no matter how big or small the issue. We pride ourselves on our friendly support staff, which is always there to answer any and all of your questions.