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Featured DD-WRT Router: Netgear Nighthawk R6400 v2 AC1750

While FlashRouters recently highlighted some of the best and most popular DD-WRT routers of 2019, we thought it would be appropriate to give attention to one top economy router model in particular.  Introducing the Netgear R6400v2 AC1750 Nighthawk DD-WRT.

Netgear R6400 AC1750 Nighthawk Specs

In the first place, let’s talk about what makes the Netgear R6400 AC1750 Nighthawk so special, even before it is flashed with DD-WRT Open Source firmware for advanced customization and security options.

  • Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU internal processor
  • 3 powerful, adjustable external antennas.
  • 256 MB of RAM/128 MB of flash memory
  • DD-WRT & FlashRouters Privacy App Compatible

On the whole, that’s a lot of top-of-the-line processing power, not to mention high-end Wireless-AC speeds…

Fastest Wireless Router in 2014 - Netgear R7000 Nighthawk OpenVPN

Wireless-AC

If you’re not familiar with Wireless-AC, here’s all you need to know: as the latest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity, for sheer transmission speed, Wireless-AC smokes the competition.

To demonstrate, Wireless-G topped off at 54 Mbps and Wireless-N landed in the 450-900 Mbps range. Consequently, Wireless-AC blows right by both of them, doubling Wireless-N’s fastest speeds. In the case of the Netgear R6400v2 AC1750 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter, this is a dual-band device with the capability to offer AC1750 (450+1300Mbps)!

Benefits of Upgrading to a FlashRouter

Out of the box and with factory settings, the default stock firmware found on routers is full of bugs and backdoors. Consequently, with these backdoors, hackers or snoopers can spy on your network activity. Businesses, including your Internet Service Provider, can monitor and monetize your online activity.

Flashing a Linksys router with open source firmware opens the door to a world of added network stability, increased range, and upgraded security. And, perhaps most importantly, Open Source firmware also allows for the integration of a Virtual Private Network onto your router, thereby keeping snoopers out of your network.

Feeling overwhelmed? No need. Every FlashRouter comes with access to the FlashRouters Support Team, who will help configure your router for the optimal configuration in your home environment. What’s more, the FlashRouters Support Team continually tests the latest firmware builds, making sure that our devices are properly updated and secured.

Why Choose A Netgear FlashRouter?

Benefits of FlashRouters

    • Plug and Play, Out of the Box VPN Setup: For complete pre-configuration to a service, please enter your username, password, and preferred server location. However, this is not required, just an added bonus for those who desire it.
    • Pre-Loaded for the FlashRouters Privacy App: All of our DD-WRT routers come with the easy-to-use FlashRouters Privacy App. It is the easiest way to manage a DD-WRT FlashRouter.
    • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.

Upgrade to the FlashRouters Privacy App

Every DD-WRT FlashRouter comes with the free FlashRouters Privacy App. The FlashRouters Privacy App revolutionizes and simplifies using a DD-WRT router with a VPN.

With the Privacy App, users can:

  • Switch between VPN locations with the tap of a button
  • Manage which devices go through the VPN and which don’t
  • Change VPN Providers with a few clicks on the same device

Want better support for your entire network? The FlashRouters Privacy App is here to help.

Have any questions about the R6400v2 or other FlashRouters? Feel free to contact us!

Best Netgear Routers for DD-WRT Open Source Firmware Upgrade

R8000 DD-WRT FlashRouter

The Netgear R8000 DD-WRT FlashRouter

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…

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

Meet The Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 DD-WRT FlashRouter - Holiday Gift Guide

The Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear Nighthawk R7800 X4S AC2600 DD-WRT FlashRouter

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

Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 DD-WRT Router

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.

Netgear R7000 Nighthawk - Wireless-AC Router

Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT

Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router

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.

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Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT AC2400 WiFi Router – The Best DD-WRT Router of 2015?

Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT OpenVPN Router

While FlashRouters highlighted some of the best and most popular DD-WRT routers of 2014 but we thought it is time to give attention to our latest DD-WRT WiFi router likely to lead this list in 2015…

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to introduce our newest WiFi Wireless-AC crown jewel: the Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter.

Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT Specs

Let’s take a minute to talk about what makes the Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 so special, even before it is flashed with DD-WRT open source firmware for advanced customization and security options.

  • Unrivaled 5000 square feet Wireless-AC coverage with speeds up to 2400 Mbps.
  • Our first router with 4 powerful external antennas that can be adjusted to improve your wireless range.
  • Runs on a Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU internal processor.
  • Best-in class RAM (256), 128 MB of active flash memory.
  • A Networked USB 3.0 port for the fastest high-speed data transferring available.

That’s a lot of top-of-the-line  wireless coverage, processing power, not to mention future-proofing for high end Wireless-AC speeds for those looking for the best of the best. Add in the amazing features included with a DD-WRT firmware upgrade and it doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to SOHO routers!

Sold on the RT-AC87U?

Well, I must say that’s an excellent choice!Head over and snag the Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT FlashRouter VPN Router today!

Side View - Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT Router

The Advantages of Wireless-AC

If you’re not familiar with Wireless-AC, here’s all you need to know: as the latest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity, for sheer transmission speed, Wireless-AC smokes the competition.

Where Wireless-G topped off at 54 Mbps and Wireless-N landed in the 450-900 Mbps range, Wireless-AC blows right by both, tripling Wireless-N’s fastest speeds. In the case of the Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT Router FlashRouter, this is a dual-band device with the ability to offer 2400 Mbps (600 2.4 GHz & 1800 5.0 GHz)! There’s nothing else on the market that can compete with that.

Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT Features

The hardware specs of the Asus RT-AC87U are only part of its appeal. at does it matter if the firmware is missing the features you want or has security holes/backdoors you don’t want. The real fireworks occur when DD-WRT open source firmware is flashed onto this remarkable device.

If you’ve struggled with streaming movies or TV broken up by stalls or aggravating freezes, then the RT-AC87U DD-WRT is the router you’ve been waiting for. No need to worry about interruptions during Game of Thrones on HBO Go or House of Cards on Netflix; the Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT will keep your streaming services working.

And there’s so much more that DDWRT brings to the RT-AC87U. There are features galore, performing all sorts of advanced functions like:

You get all of these features – advanced networking modes and security, flawless streaming, WiFi Hot Spot capabilities – and so much more with a DD-WRT upgrade. Don’t settle for anything less.

Best Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT VPN Options

One of the best advantages of owning a RT-AC87U DD-WRT is the built-in VPN capability.

If you subscribe to a VPN service, or are planning to, FlashRouters can set up your brand new Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT to work with your VPN account straight out of the box. Skip over tricky VPN installation processes and let us take care of the hard stuff.

Plus, with the RT-AC87U, you will get the best speeds of any VPN router. Speeds in a router are based primarily on the processor strength and how much encryption/decryption it can handle. The Asus RT-AC87U 1 GHz is the most powerful processor we now offer.

Use a FlashRouter in a Two Router Setup - Local & VPN

How To Use a FlashRouter in a Two Router Setup

Purchasing a Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT FlashRouter doesn’t mean you will have to get rid of your current router setup. Take advantage of our popular dual router setup, which lets you have one dedicated VPN router, and one for local, day-to-day usage. Switching back and forth between your regular network and your VPN has never been so easy.

Our list of official supported VPN service providers grows longer all the time, and you can’t go wrong choosing from it. That said, these are some of our more popular VPN providers:

  1. HideMyAss – Top number of servers and IP addresses in US & UK server choices.
  2. IPVanish – Keeps adding more & more servers with some of the fastest server speeds worldwide.
  3. PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.

The FlashRouters Guarantee

FlashRouter VPN Routers Advantages: Protect Against Snooping Agencies like the NSA

The FlashRouters Service Difference

Though our staff has always been available to help our customers when they needed help, we’ve recently upgraded our already superlative customer service in a couple of important ways…

Knowledge Base & Help Desk: Our site has a handy Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive. If you have any questions, concerns or are just looking for a recommendation on the best device for you and your setup, click the Support button on the left hand side. Our DD-WRT specialists are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right device.

Support Plans: FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT support plans. Different routers come with slightly different plans. Users looking for support for their own routers can visit the FlashRouters Support Plan Center.

Don’t forget to use the coupon code AC87U through 03/31/2015 and get an extra $30 off!

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Featured Router Of The Day: Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT (Special Savings Inside)

Best WiFi Router of 2014 - Netgear R7000 Nighthawk OpenVPN OpenSource VPN

While FlashRouters recently highlighted some of the best and most popular DD-WRT routers of 2014, we thought it would be appropriate to give more attention to one router in particular that’s been rocking our customers’ collective world…

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to introduce our crown jewel: the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter.

Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT Specs

Let’s take a minute to talk about what makes the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk so special, even before it is flashed with DD-WRT open source firmware for advanced customization and security options.

  • Runs on a Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU internal processor
  • Best-in class RAM (256), 128 MB of active flash memory
  • A Networked USB 3.0 port for the fastest high-speed data transferring available,
  • 3 powerful external antennas that can be adjusted to improve your wireless range.
  • Use the Coupon code: HAWK to save $50 on the the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 FlashRouter VPN Solution.

That’s a lot of top-of-the-line processing power, not to mention futureproofing for high end Wireless-AC speeds…

Fastest Wireless Router in 2014 - Netgear R7000 Nighthawk OpenVPN

Wireless-AC

If you’re not familiar with Wireless-AC, here’s all you need to know: as the latest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity, for sheer transmission speed, Wireless-AC smokes the competition.

Where Wireless-G topped off at 54 Mbps and Wireless-N landed in the 450-900 Mbps range, Wireless-AC blows right by both of them, doubling Wireless-N’s fastest speeds. In the case of the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter, this is a dual-band device with the capability to offer 1900 Mbps (450 2.4 Mbps & 1450 5.0 Mbps)! There’s nothing else on the market that can compete with that.

Nighthawk R7000 DD-WRT Features

The hardware specs of the Nighthawk are only part of its appeal. at does it matter if the firmware is missing the features you want or has security holes/backdoorsyou don’t want. The real fireworks occur when DD-WRT open source firmware is flashed onto this remarkable device.

If you’ve struggled with streaming movies or TV broken up by stalls or aggravating freezes, then the Netgear Nighthawk DD-WRT is the router you’ve been waiting for. No need to worry about interruptions during Game of Thrones on HBO Go or House of Cards on Netflix; the Nighthawk DD-WRT will keep your streaming services working.

And there’s so much more that DD-WRT brings to the Nighthawk. There are features galore, performing all sorts of advanced functions like:

  • Removes firmware flaws major security holes, backdoors like WPS functionality.
  • Complete OpenVPN & PPTP Client/Server Setup Support.
  • Stabilize Overall WiFi Performance.
  • Boost antenna strength with wireless transmission power options.
  • Integrated Captive Portal/ WiFi Hotspot System Capabilities: HotSpotSystem, Sputnik, WiFiDog, NoCatSplash.
  • Advanced Networking Modes: Access Points, Wireless Extender, Wireless Client & Repeater Bridge.
  • Bandwidth Monitoring & Limiting Features.

You get all of these features – advanced networking modes and security, flawless streaming, WiFi Hot Spot capabilities – and so much more with a DD-WRT upgrade. Don’t settle for anything less.

Best VPNs for Nighthawk DD-WRT

One of the best advantages of owning a Nighthawk DD-WRT is the built-in VPN capability.

If you subscribe to a VPN service, or are planning to, FlashRouters can set up your brand new Netgear Nighthawk DD-WRT to work with your VPN account straight out of the box. Skip over tricky VPN installation processes and let us take care of the hard stuff. Plus, with the R7000, you will ge the best speeds of any VPN router. Speeds in a router are based primarily on the processor strength and how much encryption/decryption it can handle. The R7000 1 GHz is by far the best processor we currently offer.

Use a FlashRouter in a Two Router Setup - Local & VPN

How To Use a FlashRouter in a Two Router Setup

Purchasing a Nighthawk R7000 FlashRouter doesn’t mean you will have to get rid of your current router setup. Take advantage of our popular dual router setup, which lets you have one dedicated VPN router, and one for local, day-to-day usage. Switching back and forth between your regular network and your VPN has never been so easy.

Our list of official supported VPN service providers grows longer all the time, and you can’t go wrong choosing from it. That said, these are some of our more popular VPN providers:

  1. HideMyAss – Top number of servers and IP addresses in US & UK server choices.
  2. IPVanish – Keeps adding more & more servers with some of the fastest server speeds worldwide.
  3. PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
  4. NordVPN –  one of the fastest-growing VPN providers in the industry. Provides secure, global, super-fast connections, giving you the ability to browse anonymously and access blocked websites from every corner of the globe on any device.
  5. EarthVPN – An affordable addition with excellent worldwide VPN coverage, starting around 5 per month.

The FlashRouters Guarantee

FlashRouter VPN Routers Advantages: Protect Against Snooping Agencies like the NSA

The FlashRouters Service Difference

Though our staff has always been available to help our customers whenever they needed assistance, we’ve recently upgraded our already superlative customer service in a couple of important ways…

Knowledge Base & Help Desk: Our site has a handy Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive. If you have any questions, concerns or are just looking for a recommendation on the best device for you and your setup, click the Support button on the left hand side. Our DD-WRT specialists are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right device.

Support Plans: FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT support plans. Different routers come with slightly different plans. Users looking for support for their own routers can visit the FlashRouters Support Plan Center.

Don’t forget to use the coupon code “best2014″ through 03/31/2015 and get an extra $10 off any FlashRouter priced over $70, including the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT!

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Meet the Netgear R6300 V1 AC1750 Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter

The Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter

Once again, FlashRouters has bolstered our popular router lineup with a lightning-quick Wireless-AC DD-WRT router. Rejoice!

Ever since we added our first DD-WRT Wireless-AC router and our first Tomato Wireless-AC router, Wireless-AC DD-WRT devices have been flying off of the shelves. It would seem people simply can’t get enough of Wireless-AC’s peerless speed (up to 1750 Mbps vs 600-900 for the best Wireless-N devices).

Up until now, our only Wireless-AC routers have come from Asus. Well, now we have a  Netgear Wireless-AC router to keep them company. Prepare to meet the Netgear R6300 V1 AC1750 Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter!

Netgear R6300 Specs

Leaving aside the tremendous wireless speeds featured by integrating Wireless-AC, the Netgear R6300 is truly something to behold.

Netgear has filled this stylish WiFi beast with the best processor we currently offer, a robust 600 MHz Broadcom processor for handling the increasing demands of WiFi users. The embedded 128 MB RAM/128 MB flash memory, are by far the largest amount of flash memory (the next closest is 32 MB) we have been able to offer on a DD-WRT router. Flash memory size is important for installing superior high-end versions of DD-WRT while leaving ample room for advanced packages and setups.

For VPN users looking for optimal speeds, the better the processor, RAM & Flash the better overall performance capabilities when encrypting and decryption data and streaming video from all across the world.

And don’t forget the basics of any high-performance network centerpiece,  the Netgear R6300 includes four gigabit ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and six internal antennas.

But it’s in the Wireless-AC where the Netgear R6300 really makes its name. This dual-band beauty is capable of running two concurrent signals at 450 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz with 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz (the clear HD streaming band).

Future-proof your network today with the Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC router; you’ll be glad you did when all those demanding new holiday gadgets and gifts start getting on to your wireless network.

DD-WRT Router Firmware Benefits

DD-WRT Firmware

DD-WRT Firmware

If we had just provided you with a Netgear R6300 and left it alone, you’d have a superb router on your hands. But why do that when we can super-charge the Netgear R6300 with DD-WRT firmware?

DD-WRT is a replacement firmware designed to expand the functionality of any router it graces. Adding this firmware to a router allows the user to access advanced security options, control their bandwidth allocation, and even extend their wireless range.

What’s more, a DD-WRT router is compatible with PPTP, OpenVPN, & L2TP VPN integration, thus providing users with a more manageable VPN experience. Presumably, one subscribes to a VPN to secure their online information, access regionally restricted material, and generally simplify his or her life, so why not pick a router with firmware that will make your VPN that much easier to access or use?

DD-WRT is truly a marvel, and to illustrate our point, we’re going to give you a partial list of its benefits of DD-WRT on a Netgear R6300:

And again, that’s a partial list! Suffice to say, DD-WRT has the power to turn ordinary routers into great routers, and great routers into extraordinary ones. It’s no wonder we flash so many of our routers with this powerful replacement firmware.

The FlashRouters Advantage

A FlashRouters open-source firmware expert flashes and tests every router one-by-one before it is shipped in order to ensure the complete satisfaction of our customers.

Each Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter includes:

  • A customized FlashRouter Setup Guide from our Networking Experts.
  • Premium FlashRouters Internet Setup & VPN Support:  If you’re having any trouble with your FlashRouter, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and helpful staff, who will be more than happy and able to talk you through any problem.
  • Warranty for DD-WRT installations: Flashing a device on your own completely voids the manufacturer warranty.