It’s been a few months since our last best-sellers list, and now that we’ve added some superlative DD-WRT and Tomato routers in the interim, we figured it was time to see how the stats have shaken up.
After all, we’ve got pool parties and graduation celebrations to throw. Better make sure the WiFi is as crisp as possible to avoid upsetting our guests.
Benefits 0f a DD-WRT/Tomato Firmware Upgrade
So what makes a FlashRouter so special? What is the secret ingredient that separates our devices from the rest?
As the brief video above explains, our routers are designed to revolutionize your wireless network, eliminating the freezes, skips, stalls, and security issues that plague other wireless routers and providing a feature-heavy, powerful, fast, and versatile device.
And we couldn’t accomplish that without the help of DD WRT and Tomato firmware. What do these replacement firmwares do that makes them so special? Perhaps this lengthy list of features will shed some light on their value:
- 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!
- VLAN (Virtual LAN) Support for segmenting wireless networks in the same router.
- Improved Bandwidth Management and Restriction Tools.
- Major firmware 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.
- Network wide ad-blocking with Privoxy.
And that, as they say, is just the beginning. Suffice to say, a router flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware will open your WiFi network up to possibilities of which you’ve never dreamed.
Most Popular Wireless VPN Routers of June 2015
No major shake-ups here, folks. As was the case last time, the Netgear R7000 has a stranglehold on the number one slot. People just can’t get enough of the Nighthawk, and who can blame them?
Otherwise, it’s four of the five routers that made the list last time, with one exception: there was no way we could introduce the Tri-Band wireless-AC gem called the Netgear R8000 Wireless-AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter without it powering its way onto our best-sellers list. And there it sits at number four. Something tells us it will move up further.
- Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router – Our highest powered Netgear router, and preferred as the top router for online console gaming.
- 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.
- Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Our most popular Tomato & Wireless-N VPN Router.
- Netgear R8000 Wireless-AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter – No surprise to us to see this Tri-Band Wireless-AC beauty makes its best-sellers list debut.
- Cisco Linksys E1200 V2 DD-WRT FlashRouter – An always popular affordable favorite always has a slot on the best-sellers list.
Most Popular VPN Service Providers of June 2015 – By User Request
As happened last time, IPVanish and HideMyAss had their customary top-of-the-list shake-up, with HideMyAss unseating IPVanish for the throne. Congratulations to the superlative HideMyAss for this and for their consistently excellent service. Will IPVanish triumph next time? Or will some third upstart VPN knock them both out of the way? Time will tell.
In the meantime, kudos are also in order for PureVPN, which made its first appearance on our last best-sellers list and shows no sign of yielding, climbing up one spot to number four. It would seem we are witnessing the emergence of PureVPN as a fan favorite.
- HideMyAss – Top overall US & UK server choices who just so happen to be running some amazing summer VPN deals.
- IPVanish – Offers some of the fastest L1 server speeds worldwide & popular in the Middle East.
- PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
- Overplay – The SmartDNS Innovator that offers combined VPN & SmartDNS service. (Win a free Router and VPN service now through 7/15/2015)
- PureVPN – A time-tested, incredibly popular VPN.
The FlashRouters Difference
As we said above, a FlashRouter is a powerful, feature-heavy device, so it is totally to be expected that users will need some help getting the very most out of their brand new routers. With that in mind, FlashRouters is proud to offer:
- 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.