Are you sick of your under-performing router? High bandwidth activities like video streaming and gaming are putting serious strain on routers that would have been totally acceptable less than a decade ago, so what’s the solution?
Actually, the solution is less complicated and more affordable than you might think. With the help of some of our best Netgear DD-WRT routers, you’ll find that no networking task is too great when you have the right device on your side.
What Are the Benefits of DD-WRT?
But first, you may be wondering what exactly DD-WRT is. It’s quite simple actually…
DD-WRT is an open source firmware that is designed to replace and improve upon your router’s stock firmware. You’ll find that a DD-WRT router leaves all of its competitors in the dust by increasing the device’s functionality, security, and speed. Put another way, the benefits of DD-WRT are…
- Stability of running a security community vetted, Linux-based, non-proprietary firmware.
- VPN (Virtual Private Network) passthrough capabilities.
- Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) controls for bandwidth allocation to your various Network connections.
- Removal of backdoors and bugs found in default firmware.
- Viewable performance graphs and statistics to watch your network performance and measure your bandwidth levels.
Taking quality routers and improving them by flashing them with open source firmwares like DD-WRT is what FlashRouters does best. Any router flashed with DD-WRT is one you can trust.
Best Wireless-AC Netgear DD-WRT Routers
The Best of the Best Wireless-AC Netgear Routers
A bunch of new routers have been added to the FlashRouters roster this past year, and none have wowed customers quite like the Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800. And when you take a look at its features – from the incredibly powerful 1.7 GHz processor to the 4 high-powered antennas – it’s easy to see why. The DD-WRT R7800 is the perfect Netgear VPN router.
This model also supports MU-MIMO. MU-MIMO stands for Multi User-Multi Input Multi Output and allows for the router to communicate with multiple devices simultaneously. This increases the speed of the WiFi network, by limiting interference between devices.
…and here is a list to lay it all out:
- 4 External Antennas,
- 1.7 GHz Broadcom Processor
- AC Wireless Speeds up to 2600 Mbps
- MU-MIMO support
- Best in Class RAM/Flash Memory (512/128 MB)
High End Netgear Wireless-AC Contenders
If you’re in the market for one of the top routers available but the X8 is just a little too rich for your blood, then the Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 FlashRouter is the perfect alternative.
With Tri-Band WiFi speeds up to 3200 Mbps, a 1GHz dual core Broadcom processor, and 6 external antennas to maximize your wireless range (and to make the whole thing look really cool), this DD-WRT beauty has been vastly improving our customer’s networks ever since we added it in the past year. If your router is struggling to keep up with the demands of HD streaming, then the Nighthawk X6 is just what you need.
You want a powerful internal processor? How does a Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU suit you? Need more RAM? The Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter’s best-in-class 256 RAM should do the trick, right? Throw in a 3.0 USB port to go along with a 2.0 port, three high-powered external antennae, and top speeds of 1900 Mbps(450 2.4 Mbps & 1450 5.0 Mbps) you’re getting an unbeatable device.
And then there’s the DD-WRT upgrade, which fills in security gaps, offers advanced wireless transmission and networking options, and much, much more.