Needless to say, we’re not living in the golden age of privacy right now. Your personal data is quite the prize for corporations, governments, and some less than savory individuals. With a virtual private network service (VPN), your information is kept safe, and network clients are provided greater security over their wireless connection and better control over their online visibility. The primary advantages of a VPN router are that every device that connects to the router is protected by the VPN, and the router only counts for one VPN.
Below we’ve rounded up six of the top VPN routers turning heads in 2018. Take a look!
PandaPow’s VPN router offering is known as a VPN Box, and while it doesn’t provide the same wireless range as some other products on this list, it presents good quality for it’s affordable price. The PandaPow VPN Box features tunnel splitting capabilities that allow users to determine which websites go through the VPN service. Even though this device not be great for in-office use that sees a lot of traffic, it works great as a travel device.
The Express VPN Linksys WRT3200ACM is pre-flashed with ExpressVPN’s custom OpenWRT firmware making it an incredibly easy router to set up. This also makes sure that there are no DNS or WebRTC leaks with the integrated firewall acting as a kill switch. One notable feature on this router is it’s split tunnel feature that allows users to route some connected devices through the VPN, allowing users to have internet access outside the VPN.
This router is one of Linksys’ more expensive offerings and features a 1.6Ghz dual core ARM processor. The router is open source ready so users can quickly flash it with custom DD-WRT builds designed to make the most out of the router’s features.
One of the more reasonably priced VPN supportive routers on the market, the ASUS RT AC56U is often compared to the RT AC66U. The product provides a powerful processor that helps increase transfer speeds and allows for simultaneous processes. The RT is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports that allow users to connect hard drives and printers.
The Netgear Nighthawk R7 is a powerful router easily capable of processing all the demands of VPN data. It’s OS, Sabai OS is an open source custom firmware developed by Sabai Technology. The router comes with 1Ghz dual processor, 256 MB of RAM, 128 Flash and three external antennas.
D-Link AC5300 Ultra Wi-Fi Router
The D-Link AC5300 offers speedy throughput and easy-to-use management settings. This router offers IPSec VPN Server Support allowing users to transmit data securely when connected remotely.