Using a router that supports a VPN (virtual private network) provider like is the best way to add an network wide Wi-Fi layer of extra privacy and security to your current home network. But how do I know if my router supports my VPN subscription?

Dual Router VPN Setup For Surfshark VPN

What are the Benefits of using SurfShark VPN on a Router?

By setting up SurfShark VPN connection on a router that supports VPN, you can encrypt the internet connection for every device connected to your home network. This means all devices, including smart TVs, new routers, and gaming consoles, will have their traffic routed through the VPN server.

Surfshark is not a free VPN provider. Importantly, all VPNs count a router connection as a single connection as well so setting a Wifi router with VPN running support can save you $$$.

SurfShark has a list to check if your router supports VPN and for popular wi-fi routers and provides easy-to-follow customer setup process guides to Asus routers, TP-Link WiFi, Linksys, Cudy routers and more – allowing you to manually install a VPN client directly on your router’s firmware. Additionally, you will find third-party firmware compatible like OpenWRT and DD-WRT that can offer more granular control but require a bit more technical knowhow and finesse. This ensures that every device on your network benefits from top-notch encryption without the need to install a separate VPN app on each device.

How to Set up a VPN Router with SurfShark

To set up a router and install VPN like SurfShark VPN on a router is now easier than ever thanks to FlashRouters! We focus on an easy setup to confusing process for those a little less technically inclined. Our routers come pre-tested for VPN-compatible setup functionality and performance

With out-of-the-box pre-configuration options for new FlashRouters bought on site, or 1-on-1 remote Surfshark VPN service installation with the purchase of a Flash My Router plan for compatible router models, our team is ready to help you do the heavy lifting and get your VPN secured over your entire home the moment you plug it in.

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What VPN Types Can You Use with Surfshark?

Basic routers can be good at basic things but for those looking to increase security for a more secure and increase their access to content, a router compatible with VPN will multiply the number of devices you can cover with your setup. Routers are good for adding gaming consoles like PS4, PS5, Xbox and Nintendo Switch that will not connect to Surfshark natively. Don’t forget the Roku, AppleTVs, Kodi devices and any other streaming services you may want to use.

Different VPN-compatible routers require different VPN installations based on their integration and the type of VPN protocols they support.

Surfshark has many self-help guides but if you are looking to streamline the process and get the right router, pre-set with your Surfshark account, FlashRouters is here for you ASAP! Most VPN providers do not offer direct customer support of troubleshooting for VPN setups on a router due to the complexity and variance between multiple manufacturers and protocols. They also do not want to be responsible for long term maintenance of these connections that can be required to assure it is working correctly.

And I think you know what to expect help wise from your internet service provider helping you with third-party VPN software or finding out if your router is VPN-compatible!

The FlashRouters Expert Integration team have been specializing in this since 2011 and is available to complete this process at our US based warehouse as well as remotely via our support plans so skip the hassle and save time and frustration.

Wireguard Support For Surfshark

Merlin Wireguard Setup - Surfshark VPN

Surfshark offers support for manual VPN connection to Wireguard on a router, the best speed option for VPN support but these can be a bit difficult to set up.

This list is constantly updating so we recommend checking for the latest Surfshark Customer Support routers.

OpenVPN Support For Surfshark

Surfshark offers support for manual VPN connection to OpenVPN on a router, a good alternative option for VPN support but these can be finicky to complete.

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Exclusive Next Gen WiFi 7 Routers For Surfshark

FlashRouters always works to be on the cutting edge to provide the best options and speeds for our customers. We focus and specialize on this to insure the best VPN routers area already tested for functionality. FlashRouters goal is to make sure you are confident to set up and manage this VPN integration to allow for consistent online security long term.

No one wants to spend hundreds of dollars and hours of time, already to be with an outdated device that they can’t get connected to your network. On top of that, VPN providers are increasing trying to lock down devices to work only with their service. FlashRouters works to keep you flexible if you need to find an alternative to your chosen VPN for any reason.

Take a look at the the latest and greatest in WiFi 7 VPN routers for yourself. You can even check out the latest TP-LINK AX19000 with LED controls to add a splash of fun to your networking device.

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Travel Routers For Surfshark

Looking for something a bit more portable, on-the-go for your digital nomadic lifestyle? Aren’t we all!

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Best SurfShark VPN Routers for 2024

Here are some of our top, easy to set up, gigabit routers to get pre-installed VPN directly running on your network.

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Get Surfshark VPN on Mesh

Want to spread that secure a bit further? Look no further than our expansive set of Mesh WiFi systems for all price ranges compatible with a VPN.

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