It goes like this: use your FlashRouter as a dedicated VPN router, because it’s powerful enough to handle the extra bandwidth that VPNs require. Use a second (presumably, less powerful) router for local network business. That way you can switch from VPN to local with the simple click of a button.
Can You Use an ISP-Provided Router for the Dual Network Setup?
As most ISPs require subscribers to use a modem-router combo, the Dual Router Setup is the only option for many users. One benefit of this setup is that the router is easily upgradable. If you are stuck with a modem-router, you will have to wait until the ISP upgrades the device. Furthermore, a Dual Router Setup opens the door to more possibilities.
Typically, people rely on their old router for their secondary local network (it’s a good way to get some use out of an old machine that you’ve replaced with a FlashRouter). But we’ve received a few questions from users worried that the router that their ISP provided (or rather, insisted you use with their modem) will not allow for a Dual Router Setup with a FlashRouter.
Well, allow us to put your minds at ease. No matter your provider – Xfinity, Charter, Bell – no matter the modem router they provide you with, you’ll still be able to make use of our Dual Router Setup. The important part of the equation is the FlashRouter.
Internet Service Providers By Country
FlashRouters work with all ISP routers. Here is a list of some of the most popular ISPs by country. Citizens, expats, military personnel and travelers in each of these nations have used FlashRouters in conjunction wiht their standard INternet service to protect their privacy and personal data.
- Most popular ISPs in the USA: AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter, Verizon, Google Fiber, Xfinity
- Canada: Bell, Shaw, Telus
- Most popular ISPs in the UK: Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, Plusnet
- Most popular ISPs in Australia: Telstra, TPG Telecom
- United Arab Emirates: Du, Etisalat
- Saudi Arabia: Cyberia
- China: China Telecom
- Germany: Deutsche Telekom AG, Freenet AG
- Italy: Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA, BT Italia
- France: Orange, SFR Numbericable, Free
If your country or provider is not listed and you want confirmation it will work with our service, just ask us and we’re more than happy to assist.
Dual Network Setup Works Around the World
And that goes for our friends around the globe as well. Whether you’re in Australia using an Internode or iiNet router, in Canada using Rogers, Shaw, or Bell Aliant service or using Sky Broadband or Virgin Media in the UK, the Dual Network Setup is available to you. Same story. Use your ISP-assigned router for local business and your FlashRouter for VPN use.
In the meantime, it’s worth mentioning that in order to take advantage of our Dual Router Setup, you will need to be subscribed to a VPN on our supported provider list. FlashRouters is affiliated with all of the best VPN services. Furthermore, if your provider is on that list, you’re already in good hands.
If you’re still VPN shopping, here’s a few suggestions to help you whittle down that list:
- IPVanish – The premier US-based VPN provider that owns and operates their own servers.
- NordVPN – A EU favorite with the most affordable service with highly-rated speeds.
- ExpressVPN – Now available with a custom easy to use router firmware.
Got that old router all ready to go but no FlashRouter to enable the Dual Router Setup? Sounds like the perfect time to check out our Router Finder. You tell us what you’re looking for and we tell you what router matches your specifications. Maybe you’re destined to be paired up with one of our top DD-WRT routers!
Here are some of our most popular VPN ready FlashRouter options to use in a dual router setup with your ISP:
|Netgear R7800 DD-WRT FlashRouter||1.7 GHz Broadcom Processor|
4 External Antennas
|Linksys WRT3200ACM DD-WRT FlashRouter||1.8 GHz Marvell Processor|
4 External Antennas
|Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouters||800 MHz Broadcom Processor|
4 Internal Antennas