Flashrouters Review

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Flashrouters isn’t a VPN service. They are an innovative company that flashes and pre-configures the highest quality routers with DD-WRT and Tomato firmware to work with a wide assortment of VPN providers. The concept is an interesting one. I would have disregarded the idea had you told it to me a few years ago because I would have assumed the average VPN user so do it yourself and technologically minded they would rebuff any such service. That said, the VPN market is expanding well beyond its ultra geeky roots and who among us hasn’t banged their head against the desk as they faced an insurmountable technological challenge. This is where the good folks at Flashrouters step in to make life easier.

Supported Providers

Flashrouters currently sells routers configured to work with the following premium VPN services.

 

This is an impressive list off the best VPN providers in the world.

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Firmware

Routers are flashed with either DD-WRT or Tomato firmware. These are the two most popular flavors of open source firmware for routers. Both have vibrant communities that strive to innovate and evolve.

Router Brands

 

Flashrouters only uses industry proven brands and models. Since the company is still relatively small, they can’t afford to stock. This is a major benefit to the consumer as they pass on the full spectrum and technological expertise to ensure customers receive the quality they expect.

Price

Prices are certainly higher than what you would pay for a router with the manufacturers’ settings sold on Newegg or Amazon. This is only fair since Flashrouters is both putting in a lot of work and making a substantial financial commitment. The vast majority of the routers they sell pre-configured to work with VPN providers cost between $100 and $200. This is by no means a bad price and certainly reasonable for anyone with a decent job. If you are the sort who craves being in front of the curve, there are a few models in the $300-$400 price range.

Conclusion

Flashrouters is an innovative company that sells quality routers. If you like the idea of having DD-WRT and Tomato open source firmware on your router with certainty it will work with your VPN provider, this is a great way to go. The prices are a little higher than you would pay for a comparable device from Newegg or Amazon, but given the added service, the premium is quite reasonable.

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