It’s officially not too early to start planning your holiday season gifts. And if you are either expecting to give or receive anything Internet of Things-related, then you’d better make sure the devices that back them up are top-tier.
Therefore, it’s time to get to know some of our top VPN routers and VPN service provider requests. In fact, our VPN routers and VPN affiliate subscription packages make pretty amazing gifts in their own right.
Open Source Firmware Advantages
Before we dig into our customer’s favorite choices, perhaps you’d like an explanation as to what makes a FlashRouter so special. Take 90 seconds and find out:
As the video explains, a FlashRouter is a powerful device that is improved further by removing the faulty stock firmware and replacing it with open source third party marvels, DD-WRT and Tomato. Suffice to say, these replacement firmwares massively boost the functionality and versatility of your WiFi network.
How, you ask? With features like these…
- Built-in OpenVPN, PPTP, & L2TP VPN Client 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.
- Advanced Bandwidth Management and Restriction Tools.
- Remove firmware security holes like WPS plus government/manufacturer backdoors.
- Advanced Networking Modes like WDS, Repeaters & Client Bridges.
- Enhanced QoS (Quality of Service): Prioritize traffic for VOIP, streaming services, & popular websites.
And that, my friends, is just an abbreviated list of DD-WRT and Tomato’s many virtues. As we were saying, these firmwares are the backbone of any good WiFi network.
Most Popular Wireless Open Source VPN Routers
Though the list has mostly seen a re-shuffling since our last best-sellers list, there has been some excitement around the FlashRouters office. Mainly, our customers are incredibly excited about the new ExpressVPN custom routers we now offer. And we can hardly blame them. The opportunity to get your new router as well as your VPN in one easy-to-use package is hard to resist.
- Linksys WRT1200AC DD-WRT – A knockout update of a classic.
- Netgear Nighthawk R7000 DD-WRT – One of our highest powered Netgear routers, and preferred as a top router for online console gaming. Also available in a Tomato version with a Selective VPN option.
- Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT – Blazing fast AC wireless speed and customized open source firmware installation at an amazing price.
- Linksys WRT1900ACS DD-WRT – If you are looking for a high-end router for gaming, streaming, video calls, or general improvement on your VPN use, look no further.
- Linksys E2500 Tomato – The go-to economy Wireless-N Dual Band device for bargain seekers.
Most Requested VPN Service Providers
We also have even less news to report in the VPN service provider best-sellers section. Not one VPN service provider has fallen out of, nor moved up in, position in the last two months. It certainly seems our users have settled on the VPN service providers they prefer, and given the choices that won out, we can hardly blame them.
- ExpressVPN – Now offering the easiest to use custom plug and play VPN router solutions. Top performance in Asia and Australia.
- IPVanish – Level 1 server speeds worldwide & popular in countries like Saudi Arabia & the UAE.
- NordVPN – Top service for users in the EU.
- HideMyAss – Top S & UK VPN server totals.
- PrivateInternetAccess – Always a VPN service budget favorite.
The FlashRouters Difference
Again, our routers are positively loaded with features that you just won’t find on your average device. That said, not every user is a DD-WRT nor Tomato expert. So, in order to help you get the very most out of your FlashRouter, we provide our customers with…
- Expert Tech Support: 3 free months to get you up and running or upgrade to a year for more coverage.
- Tested Firmware: An extensively tested version of DD-WRT or Tomato firmware will be flashed on your router.
- Exclusive Open Source Firmware Router Warranty.
- Dual Router VPN Network Setup: All FlashRouters will be configured by default 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: Plug n play setups and free out of the box configuration for 50+ VPN services plus our exclusive setup/troubleshooting guides.
- Speedy USPS & FedEx worldwide shipping.
Still have questions or issues? Don’t fret. Send us a message. Our friendly staff of expert technicians is eager and ready to help.