If you’ll give us a paragraph or two and read carefully, we’ll explain how Dallas Buyers Club – the 2013 film starring Matthew McConaughey, which dramatized the story of AIDS-stricken hustler Ron Woodroof and his attempts to circumvent pharmaceutical companies to give people cheaper AIDS medication – has led to a significant uptick in VPN usage in Australia.
Dallas Buyers Club & Australian Pirates
It’s simpler than the preceding paragraph makes it sound. Basically, the company who owns the rights to Dallas Buyers Club (Voltage Media) successfully requisitioned Australian ISPs (Internet Service Providers), demanding the personal details of 4,726 customers who had pirated the movie.
This precedent-setting ruling has, unsurprisingly, had the effect of spooking Australian internet denizens and sending them straight into the loving, protective arms of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and other online privacy guarding services. These VPN services allow for users to change their IP addresses in order to add a layer of encryption, as well as access geo-blocked content.
There. That wasn’t so bad, was it?
Best Australian VPNs
And wouldn’t you know it? We’ve got a bunch of recommendations for top-notch Australian VPN services.
As we’ve explained in the past, we’re affiliated with the best VPN providers around and we’ve corralled them all on this handy official supported provider list. Any VPN service provider on that list is implicitly and whole-heartedly recommended by us, but rather than make you comb through the list in search of providers with heavy duty service to Australia, we thought we’d highlight some of our favorites.
Some of our favorite VPN providers for use in Australia are the ultra-safe IPVanish, which uses over 14,000 shared IP addresses; the always-dependable PureVPN; and the extremely popular PrivateInternetAccess. Rest assured, they’ll keep litigious movie companies and other privacy-invading forces at bay.
And you’ll have no trouble getting the most out of your VPN subscription if you use it in conjunction with a VPN-capable FlashRouter. Check out our most recent best-sellers list to see some of the DD-WRT and Tomato-flashed routers that are revolutionizing our users’ wireless networks. If your VPN is on our supported provider list, we’ll send your router with your VPN service already installed.
Best Routers to Use with Australian VPNs
FlashRouters offers a myriad of routers, ranging from the beastly networking powerhouse Netgear R8000 DD-WRT – packed with a 1 GHz processor and six external antennas- to the fan favorite 800 MHz Asus RT-AC56U– all the way to the economy line Linksys E1200. As stated before, all FlashRouters can be pre-configured for any of our Supported VPN Providers. We also provide US to AU plug adapters and offer 240V compatible power plugs so there is no need to worry about power compatibility!