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Most Popular & Best DD-WRT Routers Of 2019

Get any new gadgets this holiday season? Looking to upgrade your wireless network to stream with your new Amazon Fire TV Stick? Need to reduce lag playing on your Nintendo Switch? Look no further, FlashRouters has a list of the best DD-WRT routers of 2019 for all your streaming needs!

Our expert in-house technicians have tested the top consumer routers available to bring you the list of the best DD-WRT routers this year. These models have been extensively tested and vetted by our specialists to ensure a smooth and seamless experience using DD-WRT. Don’t have any idea what DD-WRT is? Read on to find out!

Special Offer: Use the coupon code BEST2019 to get $20 off any router on this list!

Table Of Contents

What Is DD-WRT Router Firmware?

DD-WRT is an open-source router firmware upgrade project created to enhance the performance and features of consumer wireless routers. It is used by many networking-savvy users to enhance wireless router stability, privacy, and (most importantly) network security.

Essentially, DD-WRT unlocks expensive features usually limited to high-end business routers and runs them right on popular consumer models. To get these advanced features, you need to to have a DD-WRT installed router.

Additionally, DD-WRT has a slew of VPN & non-VPN related features to meet the common and niche needs of every user. For a more complete list of DD-WRT features, we recommend you review our full Intro to DD-WRT!

Advanced DD-WRT Firmware Features

  • DNS forwarder – DNSmasq with local hostnames, domain names, and internet address caching
  • Bandwidth Graphing/Statistics: Real-time, daily & monthly
  • DHCP Server – Using DNSmasq with dynamic and static DHCP leases
  • Wi-Fi hotspot Integrations: Create hotspots for businesses with a verification page using the integrated Chillispot or NOCATSPLASH system
  • Adjustable Antenna Transmission Settings – Increase wireless strength and coverage
  • Wake-on-LAN – Remote network access
  • Samba file-share/CIFS client
  • WDS: Wireless distribution system (WDS aka wireless bridging)
  • Telnet/SSH Support
  • Radius Authentication: Enterprise level wireless security
  • JFFS2 Support

Top 5 Reasons You Need A DD-WRT FlashRouter

1. Pre-installed DD-WRT Firmware For Easy Setup

FlashRouters takes high-powered consumer grade hardware with stock firmware and, by adding improved DD-WRT firmware, turns a $50-$400 wireless router into something worth double or triple its value. This replaces out-of-date and vulnerability-riddled stock firmware adding features and security.

Additionally, flashing a router with DD-WRT can be a frustrating task for some, involving a lot of research, finding the correct model, file, trial and error that can easily lead to making a router unusable. Referred to as a dead router or a “bricking”, all this work would be for naught and completely void the device’s manufacturer warranty.

Benefits of FlashRouters

2. Experienced Open-Source Firmware Support

FlashRouters specializes in testing, upgrading, and supporting DD-WRT firmware routers worldwide. Our team only selects the top-performing routers, with the best variation of DD-WRT firmware for users’ needs, and delivers them right to your door.

Each FlashRouter comes an exclusive, unmatched open source warranty and support with 1 full year of email and live chat support as well as a 1 full year of warranty.

You also have the ability to add another full year of email and live chat support, an extra year of warranty, and even remote Team Viewer sessions to set up and configure your device.

3. Plug and Play VPN Setup & Network Integration

Trying to unblock content from your favorite music and film streaming services while traveling or relocating for work? Using a router flashed with DD-WRT will also allow for you to use a VPN service to change your IP address on all your devices with a single setup!

Our team supports 50+ VPN Providers and is the preferred router seller for some of the top VPN providers around like European favorites NordVPN,  with premium speeds and support for users in Asia such as ExpressVPN, and the tier 1 only provider IPVanish that owns all their own servers.

4. No Need To Change Your Current Setup

Using one of the top routers of 2019 does not mean you will need to replace your current router setup. Using our popular Dual Router Setup for a dedicated VPN connection, a FlashRouter can work side-by-side with any current router, ISP router/modem, or ADSL router/modem right out of the box.

5. Comes Included With Our FlashRouters VPN Privacy App

The new FlashRouters VPN Privacy App is an easy, free, and user-friendly way to access and configure your wireless network. Our app runs directly from any Internet browser on desktop or mobile devices.

This allows for easy tweaking and VPN configuration, including but not limited to:

  • Easy device management.
  • Kill switch and VPN bypass by device
  • Seamless VPN server switching.
  • Optimized UI on any browser or mobile phone. 

Top 5 DD-WRT Wireless Routers Of 2019

Well that’s enough explanation, now on to the good stuff. Here are our best DD-WRT wireless routers of 2019.

Remember, use the coupon code BEST2019 to get an extra $20 off any FlashRouter on this list!

1. Asus RT-AC5300 FlashRouter

Asus AC5300 - 8 External Antennas

Aside from looking like an absolute monster, the Asus AC5300 DD-WRT is just an unbeatable networking monster. Offering three bands of disorienting speeds adding up to 5300 Mbps (1000+2165+2165 Mbps) with 8 external antennas, 4 dedicated to transmitting and 4 transmitted to receiving, this device will never let you down.

Premium Asus RT-AC5300 FlashRouter Features

  • Blazing fast Wireless-AC5300 Gigabit WiFi
  • 1.4 GHz Broadcom Processor
  • 8 Powerful External Antennas
  • Tri-Band WiFi Coverage
  • DD-WRT Firmware Installed

AC5300 DD-WRT Recommended For: Top VPN speeds and wireless performance with 10+ connected devices.

2. Linksys WRT3200ACM FlashRouter

linksys-32x-router

Get the top VPN performance without busting the budget. The Linksys WRT32ACM takes the perkiness of the WRT1900ACS and upgrades the processor from 1.6 MHz to 1.8 MHz while adding MU-MIMO compatibility for improved user experience.

With its absurdly efficient dual core 1.8 GHz Marvell Processor, and a new, sleek, paint job, this router is sure to be everything you would need.

Premium Linksys WRT32X DD-WRT Features

  • Dual core 1.8 GHz Marvell Processor
  • Tri Band AC3200 Mbps
  • 4 External Antennas
  • USB 3.0/eSATA
  • MU-MIMO Compatible

Linksys WRT32X Recommended For: Medium sized home or Small Office. Approximately 6-9 users looking for high quality video streaming and gaming on up to 15 connected devices.

3. Netgear R6400V2 AC1750 FlashRouter

The latest entry to the DD-WRT top 5 is a true economy Nighthawk with power! The Netgear R6400V2 DD-WRT packs more than enough power and style to bring your home network up to speed with Wireless-AC standards all around $200!

Premium Netgear R6400V2 FlashRouter Features

  • Dual core 1 GHz Broadcom Processor
  • Dual Band AC1750 Mbps
  • 3 External Antennas
  • Top Economy Priced VPN DD-WRT Router

Netgear R6400V2 DD-WRT FlashRouter Recommended For: A high-powered router for 4 to 7 devices to stream high-definition video or play video games through a VPN.

4. Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC V2 AC1900 FlashRouter

Think of the Linksys WRT1900ACS as the younger cousin of the Linksys WRT32ACM above. While the two look similar, they both are different animals. In this case, the WRT1900ACS packs a powerful dual core 1.6 Ghz processor and only offers dual band capabilities. This router is sure to pack a punch at a lower price.

  • Dual core 1.6 GHz Marvell Processor
  • Dual Band AC1900 Mbps
  • 4 External Antennas
  • Customer Favorite!

Linksys WRT1900ACS Recommended For: Approximately 7 to 9 devices for 4k video streaming and online gaming in a medium to large home.

5. Netgear R9000 X10 AD7200 DD-WRT OpenVPN Router

With Wireless-AX routers still in the works, the top of the line wireless standard is still Wireless-AD. The R9000 takes advantage of Wireless-AD by offering speeds faster than your devices can handle.

While Dual Band Wireless-AC routers offer users 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, Wireless-AD takes advantage of the 60 GHz Spectrum. In addition to wireless innovation, the R9000 boasts a massive 1.7 GHz processor, the largest currently available on a FlashRouter.

Premium R9000 DD-WRT Features

  • 1.7 GHz (1700 MHz) Processor: 70% more powerful than the Standard Nighthawk
  • Future-proofing Wireless-AD: Up to 4 Gbps higher than the max speeds of Wireless-AC
  • 6 Ethernet ports vs. four on most other wireless routers
  • 4 powerful external antennas

DD-WRT Netgear R9000 X10 AD7200 FlashRouter Recommended For: Users looking to future-proof for top of the line, cutting edge wireless technology and open-source firmware integration.

Added FlashRouter DD-WRT VPN Router Benefits

Difference of a FlashRouter

As bandwidth-hungry activities like streaming video and music services such as Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer continue to fill the home, the importance of having a high-performance network centerpiece is a must.

A powerful wireless router allows Hulu, Crackle, Youtube, Spotify, Pandora and other new streaming options arriving seemingly every day to perform at their peak, while prepping your network for new and exciting Internet services coming down the pike.

I mean what about the horror film focused Shudder, the Criterion collection centric Filmstruck or the anime specialists Crunchyroll?

VPN Service Provider Plug n Play

Already using one of the 60+ VPN Providers we support?

Just select it from the VPN Provider List when making a purchase so we can configure your upgraded router accordingly and include a customized setup guide. Don’t see your provider listed? Select “Other” and type in your provider. We will gladly test it if we haven’t already, or notify you if we have any issues.

DD-WRT & VPN Support Plans

For 2019, FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT Support Plans. The FlashRouters Support Team is available via live chat from our website from Monday through Friday from 12:00PM EST to 6:00PM EST as well as Saturday and Sunday from 1:00PM EST to 5:00PM EST.

Additionally, FlashRouters offers e-mail support 7 days a week.

Going forward, all FlashRouters come with:

  • 1 full year of email and live chat support
  • 1 full year of warranty

FlashRouters also offers the option to add additional support and warranty as needed, such as:

  • Another full year of email and live chat support
  • Option to upgrade to 2 years of warranty on your device
  • Remote Team Viewer sessions 

Users looking for support for their own devices or routers can visit the support plan center to see what the different plans cover, from assisting you in flashing your own device, to remote VPN setup options.

Knowledge Base & Help Desk

FlashRouters also offers a DD-WRT & VPN Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive.

Have any other questions or concerns? Feel free to reach out to our friendly support team at any time!

Most Popular & Best Wireless Routers For DD-WRT Firmware

UPDATED 2018

Looking for the best wireless routers of 2018 to meet every need and budget? Are you familiar with popular firmware enhancements like DD-WRT and wondering what benefits you can experience from this powerful and simple upgrade?

Tired of buffering or having to reset your router a few times a day just to get it to work? Or maybe you are in the market for the best dual band router, upgrading to Wireless-AC or even a tri-band router for your current network setup? Look no further, you have found an expert list of the best wireless routers for your home or office WiFi available in 2018.

Our list of the best wireless routers of 2018 mixes our top devices based on in the field experience, months of testing, and their interaction with premium alternative router DD-WRT firmware and various streaming players like Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and AppleTV, as well as the top gaming consoles like the Xbox One X, PS3/PS4 from Sony & Nintendo Switch.

Special Offer: Use the coupon code BEST2018 through 08/31/2018 and get an extra $10 off any FlashRouter on this list!

Table Of Contents

What Is DD-WRT Router Firmware?

DD-WRT is an open-source router firmware upgrade project created for maximizing router features and usage potential. It is used by many networking-savvy users to enhance wireless router stability, privacy, and (most importantly) network security.

Essentially, DD-WRT unlocks expensive features usually limited to high-end business routers and runs them right on popular consumer models. To get these advanced features, you need to to have a DD-WRT installed router.

Additionally, DD-WRT has a slew of VPN & non-VPN related features to meet the common and niche needs of every user. For a more complete list of DD-WRT features, we recommend you review our full Intro to DD-WRT!

Advanced DD-WRT Firmware Features

  • DNS forwarder – DNSmasq with local hostnames, domain names, and internet address caching
  • Bandwidth Graphing/Statistics: Real-time, daily & monthly
  • DHCP Server – Using DNSmasq with dynamic and static DHCP leases
  • Wi-Fi hotspot Integrations: Create hotspots for businesses with a verification page using the integrated Chillispot or NOCATSPLASH system
  • Adjustable Antenna Transmission Settings – Increase wireless strength and coverage
  • Wake-on-LAN – Remote network access
  • Samba file-share/CIFS client
  • WDS: Wireless distribution system (WDS aka wireless bridging)
  • Telnet/SSH Support
  • Radius Authentication: Enterprise level wireless security
  • JFFS2 Support

Top 5 Reasons You Need A DD-WRT FlashRouter

1. Pre-installed DD-WRT Firmware For Easy Setup

FlashRouters takes high-powered consumer grade hardware with stock firmware and, by adding improved DD-WRT firmware, turns a $50-$400 wireless router into something worth double or triple its value. This removes out-of-date and vulnerability-riddled stock firmware from your router.

Additonally, flashing a router with DD-WRT can be a frustrating task for some, involving a lot of research, trial and error, and a complex process that can easily lead to making a router unusable. This is often referred to as a dead router or a “brick” that would completely void the device’s warranty.

Benefits of FlashRouters

2. Experienced Open-Source Firmware Support

FlashRouters specializes in testing, upgrading, and supporting DD-WRT firmware routers worldwide. Our team only selects the top-performing routers, with the best variation of DD-WRT firmware for users’ needs, and delivers them right to your door.

Each FlashRouter comes with 1 full year of email and live chat support as well as a 1 full year of warranty. We also offer the ability to add another full year of email and live chat support, an extra year of warranty, and even remote Team Viewer sessions to set up and configure your device.

3. Plug and Play VPN Setup & Network Integration

Trying to unblock content from your favorite music and film streaming services while traveling or relocating for work? Using a router flashed with DD-WRT will also allow for you to use a VPN service to change your IP address on all your devices with a single setup!

Our team supports 50+ VPN Providers and is the preferred router seller for some of the top VPN providers around like European favorites NordVPNExpressVPN with premium speeds and support for users in Asia, and the tier 1 only provider IPVanish that owns all their own servers.

4. No Need To Change Your Current Setup

Using one of the top routers of 2018 does not mean you will need to replace your current router setup. Using our popular Dual Router Setup for a dedicated VPN connection, a FlashRouter can work side-by-side with any current router, ISP router/modem, or ADSL router/modem right out of the box.

5. Comes Included With Our FlashRouters VPN Privacy App

The new FlashRouters VPN Privacy App is an easy, free, and user-friendly way to access and configure your wireless network. Our app runs directly from any Internet browser on desktop or mobile devices.

This allows for easy tweaking and VPN configuration, including but not limited to:

  • Easy device management.
  • Kill switch and VPN bypass by device
  • Seamless VPN server switching.
  • Optimized UI on any browser or mobile phone. 

Top 3 DD-WRT Wireless Routers Of 2018

Well that’s enough explanation, now on to the good stuff. Here’s our top 3 DD-WRT wireless routers of 2018. Remember, use the coupon code BEST2018 to get an extra $10 off any FlashRouter on this list!

1. Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT

Asus AC5300 - 8 External Antennas

How Did The Asus AC5300 Take “The Crown”?

Briefly forgetting that this is straight-up the coolest router you, we, or anyone else has ever seen, the Asus AC5300 DD-WRT is just an absolute networking monster. Offering three bands of disorienting speeds adding up to 5300 Mbps (1000+2165+2165 Mbps), this is, to start with, the fastest router we’ve ever seen.

So returning to how it looks…want to know what makes it look so cool? That’d be the 8 (!), count ’em, 8 supremely strong external antennas – 4 devoted to transmitting, 4 devoted to receiving.

So if you’re a gamer, a potential 4K streamer, or if you just want the most flat-out powerful wireless network, capable of handling a host of devices all at the same time while showing off to everyone about how awesome your router looks, this is a no-brainer.

Premium Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT Features

  • Wireless-AC5300 Gigabit WiFi
  • 1.4 GHz Broadcom Processor
  • 8 Powerful External Antennas
  • DD-WRT Firmware Installed

AC5300 DD-WRT Recommended For: Max VPN and wireless performance with 10+ connected devices.

2. Linksys WRT3200ACM FlashRouter

 

MU-MIMO DD-WRT Installed Linksys WRT3200ACM

Get the top VPN performance without busting the budget. The Linksys WRT3200ACM takes the perkiness of the WRT1900ACS and upgrades the processor from 1.6 MHz to 1.8 MHz while adding MU-MIMO compatibility for improved user experience. and its absurdly efficient 1.6 GHz Marvell Processor, the old blue router gets a true revamp with style and power to burn. Expect premium streaming video performance and so much more.

Premium WRT3200ACM DD-WRT Features

  • 1.8 GHz Marvell Processor
  • Dual Band AC3200 Mbps
  • 4 External Antennas
  • USB 3.0/eSATA
  • MU-MIMO Compatible

Linksys WRT3200ACM Recommended For: Approximately 10 users looking for high quality video streaming and gaming on up to 15 connected devices. Ideal for wireless connections in larger homes and medium sized business offices.

3. Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 AC2600 DD-WRT

Netgear R7800 DD-WRT VPN Router

The Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 features one of the most powerful processors seen on a FlashRouter to date: a 1.7 GHz Dual Core Broadcom processor. Utilizing this processor alongside 4 external antennas with MU-MIMO technology, the R7800 cannot be ignored.

Premium R7800 DD-WRT Features

  • 1.7 GHz Marvell Processor
  • Dual Band AC2600 Mbps
  • MU-MIMO Support
  • QuadStream X4 Wireless Architecture 
  • OpenVPN & PPTP Client Ready

Linksys R7800 Recommended For: Approximately 10 to 12 users looking for a high-powered device able to stream high-definition video or play video games through a VPN.

Netgear R9000 X10 AD7200 DD-WRT OpenVPN Router

Best Netgear DD-WRT

Consider the mold broken. The Netgear Nighthawk R9000 integrates the latest and greatest in bleeding edge innovation in wireless connectivity. The R9000 takes advantage of the latest future-proofing standard Wireless-AD.

While Dual Band Wireless-AC routers offer users 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, Wireless-AD takes advantage of the 60 GHz Spectrum. In addition to wireless innovation, the R9000 boasts a massive 1.7 GHz processor, the largest currently available on a FlashRouter.

Premium R9000 DD-WRT Features

  • 1.7 GHz (1700 MHz) Processor: 70% more powerful than the Standard Nighthawk
  • Future-proofing Wireless-AD: Up to 4 Gbps higher than the max speeds of Wireless-AC
  • 6 Ethernet ports vs. four on most other wireless routers
  • 4 powerful external antennas

DD-WRT Netgear R9000 X10 AD7200 FlashRouter Recommended For: Users looking to future-proof for top of the line, cutting edge wireless technology and open-source firmware integration.

Linksys WRT1900ACS DD-WRT

Top-notch VPN performance is right at the tip of your fingers. With the Linksys WRT1900ACS and its absurdly efficient 1.6 GHz Marvell Processor, the old blue router gets a true revamp with style and power to burn.  High quality streaming video and audio (perfect for working remotely), and so much more become a standard, hassle-free wireless activity.

Premium WRT1900ACS DD-WRT Features

  • 1.6 GHz Marvell Processor
  • Dual Band AC1900 Mbps
  • 4 External Antennas
  • USB 3.0/eSATA
  • OpenVPN & PPTP Client Ready

Linksys WRT1900ACS Recommended For: Approximately 8 users looking for high quality video streaming and gaming on up to 12 connected devices. Ideal for wireless connections in medium-sized homes and small businesses.

Best Economy Wireless-AC Models

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 DD-WRT

Nighthawk Netgear Secure VPN Router

The Netgear Nighthawk is a long time favorite and matches its compatriot the R8000 on many specs. The Nighthawk also boasts a 1 GHz processor and USB 3.0 with 3 external antennas (versus the R8000’s 6) and speeds of up to AC1900 (vs. AC3200). The R7000 has been our site DD-WRT bestseller many times. It is also our top choice if you are looking for a wired-only workhorse.

Premium R7000 DD-WRT Features

  • 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Processor vs 400-800 MHz on others
  • Wireless-AC Up to 1900 Mbps vs 300-1750 on most other wireless routers
  • USB 3.0 port vs. USB 2.0 or none on most other wireless routers
  • 3 powerful external antennas

Netgear R7000 DD-WRT Recommended For: Users looking for a high-end processor at a $100+ savings and quality VPN performance.

Added DD-WRT VPN Router Benefits from FlashRouter

Difference of a FlashRouter

As bandwidth-hungry activities like streaming video and music services such as Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer continue to fill the home, the importance of having a high-performance network centerpiece is a must.

A powerful wireless router allows Hulu, Crackle, Youtube, Spotify, Pandora and other new streaming options arriving seemingly every day to perform at their peak, while prepping your network for new and exciting Internet services coming down the pike.

I mean what about the horror film focused Shudder, the Criterion collection centric Filmstruck or the anime specialists Crunchyroll?

VPN Service Provider Plug n Play

Already using one of the 60+ VPN Providers we support?

Just select it from the VPN Provider List when making a purchase so we can configure your upgraded router accordingly and include a customized setup guide. Don’t see your provider listed? Select “Other” and type in your provider. We will gladly test it if we haven’t already, or notify you if we have any issues.

DD-WRT & VPN Support Plans

FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT Support Plans. Different routers come with slightly different plans. Users looking for support for their own devices or routers can visit the support plan center to see what the different plans cover, from assisting you in flashing your own device, to remote VPN setup options.

Knowledge Base & Help Desk

FlashRouters also offers a DD-WRT & VPN Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive.

We hope you enjoyed our best DD-WRT routers of 2018 list. Save this page as it will be frequently updated throughout the year!

Bestselling WiFi Routers & VPN Service Providers – March 2013

FlashRouters Best Selling VPN Routers - Cisco LInksys, Asus, Netgear

FlashRouters Bestselling WiFi Routers – March 2013

These models are discontinued. For other DD-WRT models, please check out our DD-WRT Routers Page.

Spring has finally pulled back winter’s grey curtain. It’s time to finally put away those heavy coats and enjoy the fruits of the season.

You might be thinking that there’s no need to update your network during these, the outdoors months, but there are still plenty of good reasons to make sure that your wireless connection is as reliable as ever.

As we’ve mentioned in recent posts, it’s baseball season! And what better way to ensure that your MLB.tv experience is as fluid as possible than by consulting our list of bestselling WiFi routers and most popular VPN services.

Those of you who are less sports-oriented have reasons to keep your network current as well. After all, there is a new season of Mad Men underway. If you’ve cut the cord on your cable bill, as so many have, you wouldn’t want your Vudu stream compromised in the middle of an episode of the new AMC classic.

Similarly, the third season of Game of Thrones has only just begun, and you wouldn’t want your HBO GO channel to stall in the middle of some crucial Machiavellian machinations.

These are just a few of many reasons you’re going to want to have your network optimized during the upcoming months. Find out which of our WiFi routers and services are the most popular and effective by reading on!

The FlashRouters Difference

All of our WiFi routers are flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware, both of which are replacement firmwares designed to vastly improve upon the stock firmware that comes with your WiFi router.

You can attempt to install these firmwares on your own, but it’s a tricky and time-consuming process, one that can leave you with a “bricked” (read: useless) router at the end of it. So why not save yourself the trouble and money and trust our specialists to handle the hassle for you? And believe us, you’re going to want your WiFi router to run off one of these firmwares.

DD-WRT and Tomato firmware offer much that your average router’s firmware overlook or leave out:

  • Adjustable antenna capabilities which allow you to boost the strength of your wireless signal.
  • Advanced Networking Modes for WDS, Repeaters & Client Bridges.
  • Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) which lets you take over the process of allocating your bandwidth for VOIP, streaming service & popular websites.
  • Captive WiFi Hotspot Portals.
  • Built-in OpenVPN, PPTP, & L2TP 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!

Read more about the benefits of DD-WRT here, or check out some information on a couple of our more popular Tomato routers here and here. We assure you, the list of advantages that come with owning a DD-WRT or Tomato WiFi router is borderline endless!

Most Popular DD-WRT VPN Router for Netflix

E4200 DD-WRT – Still the Champ!

The E4200 remains a strong favorite, with the AsusRT-N66 Tomato router (a.k.a. The Dark Knight) posing a serious threat. Neither result is too surprising, considering the performance power of these superior devices.

  1. Cisco Linksys E4200 DD-WRT FlashRouter
  2. Netgear WNDR3700 DD-WRT FlashRouter
  3. Cisco Linksys E1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter –
  4. Cisco Linksys E4200 Tomato FlashRouter
  5. Cisco Linksys E3000 DD-WRT FlashRouter
  6. Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT Router – Most Popular Wired Only Option
  7. D-Link DIR-825 DD-WRT FlashRouter

A Brief Introduction to VPNs

We made mention of VPN’s throughout this article without totally explaining what it is that a VPN provides, so before we get to the list of the most popular VPN’s, first a quick tutorial.

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a subscription-based service that provides your online identity with an extra, impenetrable level of security. These services encrypt your information by tunneling your data flow through their secure servers based all around the world.

A VPN will also protect your online identity by masking and allowing you to change your IP address to one in any country of your choice. Aside from providing another layer of security, this allows you to trick your computer into thinking that it’s in a country it isn’t in, meaning you can access regionally restricted material. So if you’re in England, and you want to watch MLB.tv, just log into your VPN account, choose an American-based IP address, and you’ll be streaming a Yankee game from London before you know it.

For more information about VPNs, read this Introduction to VPN located in our Support section. Enjoy the list!

Most Requested VPN Service Provider Setups of March 2013

Once again, Overplay VPN has taken the top slot on VPN Providers list; no surprise, given the level of quality service Overplay provides. Overplay features high-speed OpenVPN, PPTP, & L2TP VPN servers in over 6o countries, as well as simple DD-WRT integration and reliable speeds and service.

  1. HideMyAss (HMA) – Excellent US server selection.
  2. IPVanish – Offers some of the fastest server speeds worldwide.
  3. PrivateInternetAccess – The excellent, economy VPN service.

What’s more, accessing Overplay’s VPN service is simple and intuitive. Just log into your router, go to the MyPage, and before you know it, you’ll have access to servers all over the world!

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention any of the other providers on the list, such as second-place winner HideMyAss (HMA) VPN. HideMyAss certainly is a strong competitor to Overplay, offering even better American-based coverage, but Overplay’s MyPage integration is enough to give it the edge for our beginner and novice users looking for easy integration of VPN service for watching Netflix on their Rokus.

IPVanish & PrivateInternetAccess have increasingly become strong contenders especially with our recent addition of PrivateInternetAccess specific DD-WRT & Tomato routers.

Of course, what good would a FlashRouter and VPN service be without a Roku or some other streaming device with which to properly take advantage of the advanced service? After all, with a FlashRouter, you can integrate several devices into one VPN account. Just makes sense to make the most of it.

The FlashRouters Guarantee

FlashRouters

Every FlashRouter order includes free custom home networking configuration guide, custom setup guide and networking support including VPN service provider setup.

As we’ve detailed above, our WiFi routers are fast, reliable, and adaptable. We don’t expect every single one of our customers to necessarily be able to take full advantage of their FlashRouter’s capabilities on their own, so we’re happy to provide any kind of support to help you maximize the potential of your network. We promise the following:

  • An extensively tested version of  DD-WRT will be flashed on your router.
  • Personalized Custom Configuration & Setup Guide: A FlashRouter configuration specialist will personally contact you to tailor your new router to your networking plans if you don’t tell us in your order comments.
  • Dual Router Network Setup – Your router will be configured 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.
  • Online Tech Support: Our support staff is available to make sure your open-source firmware router and VPN service connection gets up and running. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
  • Free VPN Service Integration: We offer setup guides for just about every VPN service.
  • Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS.

If you have a specific DD-WRT or Tomato question, concern, setup request or if you’re confused about any element of our product line, all you have to do is open a support ticket. Our friendly sales and support staff are happy to answer any questions.

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Best Selling DD-WRT Routers & VPN Service Provider List (June 2012)

FlashRouters Best Selling VPN Routers - Cisco LInksys, Asus, Netgear

UPDATED: Read the latest Best wireless Routers For DDWRT Firmware 2018

The FlashRouters Monthly Top 5 Chart lists our five most popular DD-WRT routers & the five most requested VPN service provider installation requests by our customers. As these are the two most frequent questions we receive, this list is here to help you make the most informed DD-WRT router and VPN service provider choices.

FlashRouters creates a complete out-of-the-box, plug and play DD-WRT upgraded router solution. Routers purchased, arrive with the latest, tested, stable DD-WRT firmware build upgrades pre-installed. Forget spending days deciphering the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware versions and proper builds to flash for your needs, only to worry about improperly flashing the device and bricking it.

If you have a specific setup request or are confused about our offerings, drop us a line. Our friendly sales and support staff are happy to answer any questions and clear up any concerns.

The DDWRT Installed E4200 FlashRouter is best selling VPN router on the FlashRouter website.Most Popular DD-WRT Routers – June 2012

  1. Linksys Cisco E4200 DD-WRT Router (Discontinued)
  2. Netgear WNDR3700 DD-WRT Router (Discontinued)
  3. Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT Router
  4. Linksys Cisco E2000 DD-WRT Router (Discontinued)
  5. Linksys Cisco E1000 DD-WRT Router (Discontinued)

It is no coincidence that the Linksys Cisco E4200 DD-WRT Router is still the best-selling DD-WRT router in June, as it has been ever since we started this list.

The E4200 DD-WRT E4200 V1 Router  (V2s are not compatible with DD-WRT)  is one of the most highly sought after DD-WRT models for:

  • Lightning fast wireless speeds (up to 750 Mbps)
  • Simultaneous Dual Band Wireless Connections (2.4/5 Ghz)
  • Integrated USB port for NAS Backup Drives & Networked Printers.
  • 4 high-speed Gigabit wired ports.
  • High quality streaming HD video for media devices: Roku, WDTV Live, Boxee, AppleTV and more.
  • Excellent processing power (480 MHz Broadcom Chip).
  • 64/16 MB RAM & Flash Memory for flashing the biggest open-source packages and builds.

Every FlashRouter’s order includes free custom network configuration and networking support including Internet connection & VPN service provider setup.

The most popular application of DD-WRT upgraded routers is the dual router network. Add a VPN enabled DD-WRT Router to your current network to create simultaneous VPN and Local networks.

Use your main router to give you local speed & connectivity and let the DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter create an always-on VPN gateway to global web access for streaming video websites like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, as well as a streaming music sites like Pandora & Slacker. Don’t forget worldwide access to Facebook, YouTube, and Skype calling from anywhere. And don’t forget about watching all the events of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games from NBC.

Just ask for the dual network setup and include your current router IP address in your order comments so we can create a network to avoid a conflict. Advanced wireless speeds, service with security and encryption integration all in one purchase!

Most Requested VPN Service Provider Setups in June 2012

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  1. HideMyAss (HMA)
  2. Windscribe
  3. ExpressVPN
  4. IPVanish
  5. SaferVPN

What Makes a FlashRouter Different?

FlashRouters strives to offer what manufacturers do not. Choose us for excellent, responsive support, and pre-configured advanced setups and VPN service integration for reasonable, competitive prices.

  • An extensively tested DD-WRT flashed router.
  • Custom Configuration & Setup Guide: Following each order, a FlashRouter configuration specialist will personally contact you to tailor your new router to your networking plans.
  • Speedy worldwide shipping via USPS.
  • Free VPN Service Integration: ExpressVPN,IPVanishStrong VPN, IPVanish, Astrill, VyprVPN,  & My Private Network and many more.
  • Online Tech Support:  Be assured we will get your DD-WRT router and VPN service connection up and running or return your device for a full refund. Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Have a question about our products or service? Just open a support ticket or e-mail us!

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