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Routers, modems, cables and all of it can be a bit confusing, even for the tech expert. And then when you bundle additional software like DD-WRT, Tomato, and other encryption networking software inside these components-- installing and properly using these components is a whole nother’ ballpark.
Netflix is killing it with original content. Many of the streaming platform’s original shows rival those of major networks. The giant’s major titles draw millions of views every month, with many people binge-watching entire seasons the weekend they launch. If you live in a country where Netflix content is restricted, you don’t necessarily have to miss out on the cultural phenomenon. There’s no shortage of amazing shows you can watch with a VPN router.
Internet privacy is of the utmost importance. A VPN is a necessary tool for safety and security – especially if you pay your bills, shop, or do your banking online. Many households choose to go the traditional route of subscribing to a VPN service and manually connecting to that service with each device. This used to be the only way to utilize a VPN, but innovation has paved the way for ease and convenience.
Technology allows us to keep increasing our expectations of privacy. It started with VPNs, went to stealth VPNs, and became stealth VPN routers that keep the internet activity of your entire home private, encrypted, and secure. There’s still one problem left – there’s a cash record for the transaction in which you bought your VPN. Do you really want to go full ghost?
Today is not a good day to be a SOHO WiFi router user – especially if your small home or home office router or network attached storage device is manufactured by Zyxel, ASUS, Buffalo, Seagate, or Netgear. An investigation conducted by ISE researchers found hundreds of vulnerabilities on 13 separate devices tested in search of flaws. Your brand may be affected, and a lack of proper security protocols may leave you vulnerable.
VPN routers are a must when you use multiple internet connected devices in the same house. You, and anyone else connected to your WiFi, will automatically be protected and private thanks to your VPN. Deciding that you need a VPN router is easy. Deciding whether to DIY your router or purchase a pre-flashed VPN router might take a little more time. There are pros and cons to both options.
The internet is an invisible thing. You plug in a magic box, you type its password into your computer, and suddenly you’re connected to the rest of the world. You know you need a WiFi router, but picking the right one isn’t as simple as it seems. It’s not a piece of tech like a gaming console or a smartphone where most people have a handle on the features and capabilities they need. WiFi routers come in hundreds of varieties and configurations, leaving shoppers with a lot to consider.
This teeny, tiny router is one of the most amazing things. It’s the size of a credit card – it almost looks like a toy. The GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext proves that looks can certainly be deceiving. This is a router that performs like it’s three times its size, and it’s one of the most affordable options for people seeking a simple VPN router solution.
For people living in free countries with little to no internet censorship, any old VPN router might do the trick. It will keep your data private and you’re free to browse the web as normal and even bypass things like region restrictions on streaming sites – as long as no restrictions have been put in place. In countries where things are a little tougher, or for people who want the maximum amount of privacy, a regular VPN router may not do the trick.
Hardware acceleration is a feature that some users will absolutely require. Some users will inevitably be indifferent, and other users may have no idea what hardware acceleration is. Before you purchase a VPN router, it helps to know the difference between ASUSWRT and DD-WRT, and to understand if hardware acceleration is a must-have feature for you.
The Gli Slate, Shadow, and MT300N are highly portable pocket-sized VPN WiFi routers that pack some serious performance. Who would have thought a device this small could simultaneously run transmission BitTorrent client, OpenVPN, SMB and miniDLNA? Never judge a WiFi router by size.