A while back we were sounding the alarms about Australia’s new data retention laws. These laws require Australian Internet Service Providers to collect and retain the metadata produced by all their customers. The data can include personal information like your name connected with the account. The laws also requires the storing other things like the type of communication, your location, who you were talking to, etc.
Unfortunately, these laws have started to take to effect. However, there are steps you can take to protect yourself though. With all the news lately regarding this and the recent news about similar ISP issues in America, you may have heard of one such option. It’s called a VPN Service or Virtual Private Network.
Protect Your Privacy Against Data Retention in Australia
A VPN service allows you to hide the IP address of any device connected to it. When logging into a VPN network, all of your online data is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the world, making you and your sensitive information (e-mails, browsing histories, credit cards) virtually untraceable.
FlashRouters has been paid close attention for many years Internet privacy and VPN issues in Australia providing VPN tips and tricks, as well top performing VPN services providers. One of the most popular options for customers in Australia is NordVPN. They have 400+ servers in 47 countries and counting. They also offer 24/7 customer support and keep no activity logs.
When used in conjunction with a VPN Router, it creates an entire VPN network protecting you entire home in one setup. This means that all of your devices connected to the FlashRouter will go through the VPN and have their IP address hidden. If you rely heavily on a VPN or want to start protecting all of your traffic with one, a powerful wireless router is a must. This will enable you to use all the devices throughout your home with the router for much needed privacy.
Recommended VPN FlashRouters for Australia
Firmware enhancements can increases integrated router security options such enterprise-level wireless security, VPN integration, and stability. For this reason, part of the FlashRouters process is extensively testing each build released for each device offered for integration consistency and performance.
All FlashRouters come with DD-WRT or Tomato open-source firmware out of the box. Furthermore, flashing a router with open-source firmware allows for an array of benefits including advanced security features. Accordingly, this includes Virtual LAN configuration as well client bridge and wireless repeater to extend the shelf life of the device.
Recommended VPN Router Setups
Our team has worked with thousands of individuals looking to customize and tweak their networks for security, privacy, and performance. At any rate, that is how we can offer an array of specialized wireless and wired network setups recommended for most users including in our support services.
The most popular for Australian VPN users is the setup known the Dual Router Setup or cascading routers. Ultimately, the Dual Router Setup allows you to use your old router in conjunction with your new router to simplify your VPN experience.
Use your current router to connect to your local network and the FlashRouter as a dedicated VPN router. In addition, switching back and forth from your VPN to your local network is a breeze with the dual router setup. Popular users for this setup is that
- Certain streaming services and banking institutions block VPN users.
- Avoid VPN For Work Conflicts – Some users use a VPN for work so they can’t double VPN when trying to access this work content.
- The desire to keep some devices off VPN i.e. wanting Roku does not use VPN but the Amazon Firestick does.
As a result, having this side by side option allows you to seamlessly switch your connectivity at any moment. A FlashRouter is configured to work plug and play to secure your network alongside another router or ISP modem/router from Australia broadband providers like
- Spirit Telecom
- Devoted NBN
- and more!
High Performance VPN Routers
Furthermore, if you are looking for a great all around, high-end, and VPN capable router then look no further than the Netgear Nighthawk R7800 DD-WRT Router. Running on a 1.7 Dual Core Broadcom processor along with 4 high powered external antennas, this is our go to choice for users looking for premium VPN tunneling speeds and security.
Want a great user-friendly Tomato model with a lot of WiFi range? Then how about the Asus RT-AC3200 Tomato FlashRouter with fantastic Wireless-AC3200 range from 6 external antennas plus a powerful 1 Ghz processor?
Still want more options? Take a gander at out our latest Bestselling VPN Routers & VPN Services List.
VPN or VPN Routers Questions?
Wondering if a VPN or VPN Routers would benefit you in protecting yourself from the Australian Data Retention Law? Reach out to our friendly and helpful sales staff and we’ll provide whatever expertise to help you find the best solution for you.