There are always things you can do to improve your network.
Want improved security on your network? Get yourself subscribed to a VPN as soon as you can. Their encrypted servers are the bane of identity thieves and snooping governments everywhere.
But how do I find just the right DD-WRT/Tomato VPN router or VPN service provider, you ask? How about our the return of our ever-popular bestselling routers!
Benefits of a DD-WRT or Tomato Firmware Upgrade
As the brief video above demonstrates, a FlashRouter is a high-performance device, designed to future-proof your network. We replace the stock firmware on already powerful routers and replace it with the best firmware you can find: DD-WRT and Tomato.
If you’re not familiar with those firmwares, then allow us to get you familiar with the many features that they provide:
- 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!
- Network wide ad-blocking with Privoxy.
- Improved Bandwidth Management and Restriction Tools
- Major security holes removed like WPS 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.
- Advanced control over wireless range and transmission power.
- VLAN Support.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! In this day and age, there’s no good reason that you should have a router that lacks the features of this superlative firmware. Fortunately for you, there’s a whole slew of terrific options just below…
Most Popular Wireless VPN Routers of January 2015
The Nighthawk R7000’s ascendency is complete. After a brief climb, this supremely powerful router topped our best-sellers list without breaking a sweat.
But the real story this month is the emergence of the Asus RT-87U DD-WRT AC2400 FlashRouter which, thanks to its best-in-class RAM/Flash Memory and dizzying speeds, is quickly becoming a favorite around the FlashRouters offices.
Just barely missing the list are another fantastic Linksys newbie (Linksys EA6900 Tomato AC1900 FlashRouter) and the ever-popular Asus RT-AC66U DD-WRT FlashRouter. Oh well, maybe we’ll see them next time. Anyway, here’s January’s best-sellers:
- Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router – Our highest powered Netgear router, and preferred as the top router for gaming.
- Netgear AC1450 Wireless-AC DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter -A networking centerpiece that prepares your network for all the latest devices while still offering full support for legacy devices (Wireless-G/N) and providing top level dual band Wireless-N speeds.
- Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Our most popular Tomato & Wireless-N VPN Router.
- Cisco Linksys E2500 N600 TomatoUSB Router – One of our top economy priced dual band devices for users looking for a all-around router upgrade.
- Asus RT-87U DD-WRT AC2400 – The ultimate Asus networking centerpiece with power and style for future-proofing your WiFi network to next-gen Wireless-AC standards.
Most Popular VPN Service Providers of January 2015 – By User Request
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a VPN overtake PrivateInternetAccess for the top slot on our Most Popular VPN Service Provider list. Yet despite PIA’s excellent, famously affordable service, this month the top honors go to the much beloved HideMyAss, and their wealth of UK/US server choices. Congrats to them!
Otherwise, nothing much new to report on this list, though it’s good to see IVPN back in play as a top contender. And really, any VPN on our supported provider list deserves a slot here. No matter, happy VPN hunting!
- HideMyAss – Top overall US & UK server choices.
- IPVanish – Offers some of the fastest L1 server speeds worldwide & popular in the Middle East.
- PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
- Overplay – A powerful combination fo excellent VPN speeds and SmartDNS service.
- IVPN – A must-have VPN service for journalists, human rights advocates, and business travelers.
The FlashRouters Difference
We know that your average person is not necessarily familiar with many of the features on our advanced devices, but that’s no reason not to get the most out of your router. That’s why we provide the following:
- An extensively tested version of DD-WRT or Tomato firmware will be flashed on your router.
- Personalized Custom Configuration & Setup Guide
- 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 50+ VPN service providers.
- Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS & FedEx.