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  • Supports ExpressVPN Lightway Protocol by Default

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Best Routers For VPN 2023

Looking for the most secure router for VPN service options? How about the best secure router for home or office? WiFi protection and privacy is an increasing issue. Do you really think big companies have your privacy in mind? Get true router security with the popular DD-WRT firmware a community created open source firmware router. If you are looking to enhance your personal privacy, start with a WiFi router upgrade with DD-WRT installed and optimized.

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#1

ExpressVPN Aircove Wi-Fi 6 Router


FEATURES

  • Built-in Wi-Fi 6
  • Supports ExpressVPN Lightway Protocol by Default
  • Use Up To 5 Servers At Once With Device Groups
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#2

Asus RT-AXE7800 FlashRouter

Asus RT-AXE7800 Wi-Fi 6 FlashRouter


FEATURES

  • Easy Router Setup via Asus App
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AXE) Speeds
  • Wireguard Support 
  • Elevated VPN Setup + Implementation Options
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#3

NordLynx WiFi 6 Router - Privacy Hero

NordLynx WiFi 6 Router – Privacy Hero


FEATURES

  • Perfect for Medium Homes
  • Perfect for 20-30 Devices
  • Built-in Support for WireGuard & Wi-Fi 6
  • Comes with NordLynx
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#5

Introducing the Asus RT-AX88U FlashRouter - With Wi-Fi 6 + Merlin Customization

Asus RT-AX88U Merlin FlashRouter


FEATURES

  • Perfect for Max Wi-Fi Coverage
  • Recommended for 15+ Devices
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AX) Speeds
  • Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware
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#1

Asus RT-AX58U Merlin FlashRouter - Front View from Above

Asus RT-AX58U Merlin FlashRouter


FEATURES

  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AX) Speeds
  • Easy Router Setup via Asus App
  • Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware
  • Maintains + Builds on MOST Premium Asus Router Standard Features
  • Elevated VPN Setup + Implementation Options
wifi AX Router dual band router Global compatible Open VPN

#2

ExpressVPN Aircove Wi-Fi 6 Router


FEATURES

  • Built-in Wi-Fi 6
  • Supports ExpressVPN Lightway Protocol by Default
  • Use Up To 5 Servers At Once With Device Groups
wifi AX Router dual band router Global compatible Open VPN

#3

NordLynx WiFi 6 Router - Privacy Hero

NordLynx WiFi 6 Router – Privacy Hero


FEATURES

  • Perfect for Medium Homes
  • Perfect for 20-30 Devices
  • Built-in Support for WireGuard & Wi-Fi 6
  • Comes with NordLynx
wifi AX Router dual band router Global compatible Open VPN

#4

Flint WiFi 6 AX1800 VPN Router by FlashRouters – Front View

Flint Wi-Fi 6 VPN Router by FlashRouters


FEATURES

  • Supports WiFi 6 (Wireless-AX) speeds
  • Includes WireGuard Fast VPN Protocol Support
  • Features Built-in Ad-Block & DNS Encryption
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#5

Slate AX1800 Travel Router

Slate WiFi 6 AXT1800 VPN Travel Router by FlashRouters


FEATURES

  • WiFi 6 (Wireless-AX) speeds
  • Small Enough to Travel With
  • WireGuard Fast VPN Protocol Support
  • Built-in Ad-Block & DNS Encryption
wifi AX Router dual band router Global compatible Open VPN

#1

A side view of the Roqos RC10 Device

Roqos Core VPN Security Appliance


FEATURES

  • Active Threat Monitoring
  • Full Network & Bandwidth Control
  • Built-in Ad-blocking
  • Includes 1 Year of Roqos Core Protect Service
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#2

Asus RT-AX86U Merlin FlashRouter

Asus RT-AX86U Merlin FlashRouter


FEATURES

  • Great for Large Homes
  • Perfect for 15+ Devices
  • Blazing-fast Wi-fi 6 (Wireless-AX) Speeds
  • Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware
  • Maintains + Builds on MOST Premium Asus Router Standard Features
wifi AX Router dual band router Global compatible Open VPN

#3

Asus RT-AX68U Merlin FlashRouter - Front

Asus RT-AX68U Merlin FlashRouter


FEATURES

  • Great for Large Homes
  • Perfect for 10-15 Devices
  • Maintains + Builds on MOST Premium Asus Router Standard Features
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AX) Speeds
  • Elevated VPN Setup + Implementation Options
wifi AX Router dual band router Global compatible Open VPN

#4

Asus Rt-AXE16000 - Front View

Asus AXE16000 Merlin FlashRouter


FEATURES

  • Perfect for Max Wi-Fi (15+ Simultaneous Connections)
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6E (Wireless-AXE)
  • Speeds Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware
  • Easy Router Setup via Asus App
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#5

Asus RT-AXE7800 FlashRouter

Asus RT-AXE7800 Wi-Fi 6 FlashRouter


FEATURES

  • Easy Router Setup via Asus App
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AXE) Speeds
  • Wireguard Support 
  • Elevated VPN Setup + Implementation Options
wifi AX Router tri band router Global compatible Open VPN

Have Questions

Check out our Sales, Shipping and VPN frequently asked questions or Contact sales.

Can My Router Be Preconfigured With My VPN Information?

FlashRouters Privacy App Supported VPN Providers

What Stock Firmware Features Will I Lose If I Flash My Router

Does a FlashRouter or Service Plan Purchase Include a VPN Subscription?

What is the Difference Between Business VPNs and VPN Services?

Can I Use a FlashRouter to Connect to a Dedicated Business VPN Network?

Are There VPN Service Providers That Offer VPN for Business?

There are in fact several trusted VPN providers that have services specially tailored for business use. NordVPN Teams and VyprVPN for Business offer a full suite of solutions like user management tools, dedicated IPs, personal product managers, global server access, business pricing, and more.

These solutions allow you to quickly deploy a safe and secure corporate network without building and maintaining your own servers. If you are a small business looking to quickly secure remote workers as they shift to work from home, and you do not have an in-house IT expert, then you should consider NordVPN Teams or VyprVPN for Business.

Even better, when choosing a business VPN provider like NordVPN or VyprVPN, employees can use routers with direct NordVPN and VyprVPN integration already included through the FR Privacy App. Meaning that a full network kill switch, routing by device, automatic connections, and more are all included as features with your business VPN connection.

Do FlashRouters Support the WireGuard VPN Protocol?

Yes! FlashRouters offers several models that support the WireGuard VPN Protocol.

Do FlashRouters Offer Wi-Fi 6E Solutions That Support NordVPN, ExpressVPN & Other Popular Providers?

Yes! We offer several popular Wi-Fi 6E solutions that support popular VPN providers like NordVPN and ExpressVPN.

Asus AXE11000 Merlin FlashRouter Easy Router Setup via Asus App / Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6e (Wireless-AXE) Speeds / Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware / Maintains + Builds on MOST Premium Asus Router Standard Features

SALE PRICE: $449.99 $549.00 | BUY NOW

Asus AXE16000 Merlin FlashRouter Perfect for Max Wi-Fi (15+ Simultaneous Connections) / Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6E (Wireless-AXE) / Speeds Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware / Easy Router Setup via Asus App

SALE PRICE: $699.99 $979.99 | BUY NOW

What company do you use for shipping?

For domestic shipping, we offer United State Postal Service (USPS), and a FedEx Expedited 2-Day delivery option.

For International shipments, we offer USPS, FedEx, and DHL.

How much does shipping cost?

Domestic Customers:

  • Free Standard Shipping (est. 3-8 day delivery)
  • $20 Flat Rate FedEx 2 Day shipping.

International Customers:

  • Pricing for DHL, USPS, and FedEx will vary by country. Enter your shipping information at check out to see rates. FlashRouters does not add any internal handling fees to international rates.
  • Note: Customers pay customs, duties, processing fees, and taxes (if applicable).

How fast do you ship?

We aim to ship your purchase within 1-2 business days from the original order date.

Once an order is placed, we configure the DD-WRT or Tomato settings on the router based on your requests.

There may be a delay of up to 24 hours if our configuration team is unable to configure your router as requested. In these cases, our support team will reach out to you in an attempt to find a solution. If the team does not hear back from you within 24 hours they will ship out the unit to avoid further delays. Keep in mind  our support team will be available to assist if you have any setup issues once you receive your router.

Who pays for shipping?

Domestic customers can choose Free standard shipping. Customers pay shipping costs including customs, duties, processing fees, and taxes (if applicable) for all other options.

Can you ship to my country?

We ship to almost all countries around the world with some exclusions. If you would like to ship to any of these excluded countries, we recommend using PayPal and a Freight forwarding service such as Aramex, MyUS, or Shipito.

Another option if you are located in a country we do not ship to is to purchase a compatible router locally that we can flash remotely to DD-WRT firmware for you via our Flash My Router plan. A full list of compatible routers are listed there.

Known excluded countries are:
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo – Brazzaville
  • Congo – Kinshasa
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Palastinian Territories
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Wallis & Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

2022 - Postal Calendar

We will not be able to ship on the dates below. Your package will be shipped the following business day.

  • New Year’s Day: January-01
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January-17
  • President’s Day: February-21
  • Memorial Day: May-30
  • Independence Day (observed): July-04
  • Labor Day: September-05
  • Columbus Day: October-10
  • Veteran’s Day: November-11
  • Thanksgiving Day: November-24
  • Christmas Eve: December-24
  • New Year’s Eve: December-31

 

2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
In order to ensure timely delivery of your packages for the holiday season, please refer to the following shipping deadline dates for the following types of mail.

PLEASE NOTE: All deadlines are at 1PM EST of the designated.

US

  • USPS Priority 12/18
  • USPS APO/FPO/DPO 12/11
  • FedEx 2 Day 12/21

International

International dates are for estimated delivery dates. However, customs can cause issues and may take longer.

  • Puerto Rico 12/21
  • Canada  12/21
  • Mexico 12/21
  • UK 12/20
  • Hong Kong 12/19
  • Australia 12/19
  • Middle East 12/19

Regardless of your carrier or country, we recommend that you place your holiday orders as soon as possible to ensure timely delivery.

Will there be extra customs charges when my FlashRouter arrives?

There may be additional customs fees incurred based on the local importation laws of your country. You (the recipient) are responsible for all customs fees charged by your country’s customs agency.

Customs charges are NOT factored into the FlashRouters shipping cost.

All customs fees will be a separate charge and must be paid for by the recipient of the package.

We do our best to inform you of possible customs fees to the best of our ability, however we will not accept returns because of refusal to pay these fees.

If we receive a return due to failure to pay customs fees, you will be refunded but ONLY for the price of the FlashRouter. Original Shipping charges will NOT be refunded.

We do our best to make FlashRouters’ shipping quick and affordable but are unable to foresee all customs-related issues. Please be sure to check before ordering if you are concerned with local customs fees.

Do you charge sales tax?

We will charge sales tax in any state where we are required to do so. Currently that is within New Jersey, due to the fact that this is the physical location of our business and New York but that is subject to change as law dictates.

Any taxes or customs fees that are incurred to your country’s current policies are out of our hands. We do our best to make the router and the shipping quick and affordable.

What is a VPN?

VPN is an acronym for ‘Virtual Private Network’, historically used by private organizations to seamlessly link geographically diverse locations via the Internet. A VPN ‘tunnels’ traffic between two devices by transmitting it over a secure network. There are also clearly identifiable benefits to individual Internet users accessing a VPN.

  • A VPN provides you with top-level security and privacy for all your Internet downloading, streaming and browsing. As long as you are signed into your VPN account, all data you transmit over the Internet is encrypted.
  • A VPN encrypts your device by hiding the IP address assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and replacing it with the IP address of your choosing from the list of server locations belonging to your VPN provider. This masks your identity when visiting sites that geo-restricted content, and helps you avoid devious local Internet marketing and advertising schemes that track you through your IP address.

What is the FlashRouters VPN Privacy App?

FlashRouters has developed a new and simplified DD-WRT VPN Router solution called the FlashRouters Privacy App. This app works on a massive subset of DD-WRT routers with greater than 16MB of flash memory.

This solution expands VPN compatibility to all WiFi and wired devices, even devices that do not have native VPN support. Features include:

  • Default “MyPage” install on all FlashRouters
  • Access to the app via www.flashroutersapp.com
  • Optimized UI for mobile browsers
  • Easily setup and change options
  • New user sign up
  • VPN server search
  • Simple VPN connection with easy reconnect
  • Optional certification and key for providers that require extra user/server authentication
  • Auto-connect to VPN on startup
  • Connection failure notifications
  • Easily copy and download logs
  • Built in IP check
  • Global kill switch
  • Kill switch by device
  • VPN bypass by device
  • Hostname management by device
  • Host/website whitelist and blacklist
  • Automatic Server updates
  • Sort VPN server by load and proximity

Will a FlashRouter with a built-in VPN client speed up my connection?

FlashRouters are relatively new models that may enhance data transfers across your home network or extend the range of your Wireless signal. However, the speed at which you download or stream content can not exceed the speed of the connection you pay for through your ISP. Purchasing a FlashRouter or signing up for VPN service WILL NOT transform your regular connection into a high-speed broadband connection.

At the same time, if you do have a broadband connection, a FlashRouter with a VPN connection may slow down your transfer speeds due to the processor encrypting all of your data. In certain cases a FlashRouter with a VPN can also prevent throttling by an ISP of specific service like Netflix or Amazon Video.

Which VPN provider should I use?

Our routers have been tested to perform with many of the most popular VPN providers such as ExpressVPNNordVPNIPVanishPrivateInternetAccess & CyberGhost among 50+ VPN providers so that subscribers can get the maximum benefit from their VPN service. If you prefer another provider, that is not an issue at all. You can still use a DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter with any VPN provider that offers DD-WRT router integration support. Contact our team for further information about using our routers with your VPN service of choice or if you need a VPN provider recommendation based on your location.

Should my FlashRouter replace my old router?

A FlashRouter will work as a standalone router by connecting your modem to its Wide Area Network (WAN) port, or using it in a Dual Router Network by connecting it to your existing router through a Local Area Network (LAN)/Ethernet port. Either way a FlashRouter can be configured to tunnel all traffic through the VPN server of your choosing.

If you would like to set up your Home Network so that some devices are being tunneled through a VPN server, and others are connecting to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) within your home country, then using your FlashRouter as an auxiliary device is recommended.

Can I change my IP address to one in another country?

YES! The countries that you can change your IP address to depend on the offerings of your specific VPN providers. Prices and server locations vary across all VPN providers.

If you choose to purchase a FlashRouter then you will not have to install any VPN client software on your computer to change your IP address; the VPN will already be configured within the router. Therefore, any device you plug into this FlashRouter is automatically assigned the IP address of your selected VPN server.

When is my connection secure?

As long as the VPN account preset into your FlashRouter is active, any device that is connected to the Internet through this router has its network traffic encrypted, and IP address masked. With a FlashRouter you never have to physically login to your VPN account, as the settings have been stored in the router’s DD-WRT firmware.

Don’t worry though! If you are not at home, and using Wi-Fi in a public location, you can still use your VPN account on a laptop or mobile device through various other methods.

How can I be sure my connection is safe and encrypted?

In order to make sure that the connection on your FlashRouter is being rerouted appropriately through your VPN service, visit What is my IP address and make sure the location listed is the one you have chosen in your VPN settings, NOT your actual location.

If you wish, there is an Internet Kill Switch available as well for your router which will block the internet whenever you disconnect from VPN.

What VPN connection standards are supported on a FlashRouter?

Currently we support the OpenVPN protocol for VPN client connections. PPTP VPN has been deemed as insecure by the privacy community and so we no longer offer support for PPTP VPN connections.

What operating systems do you support?

A FlashRouter can be used with any operating system, be it Windows, Mac OS or Linux. A FlashRouter can also be used as a wireless access point for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

Our routers also work in conjunction with any other brand of router of ADSL or DSL modem/router combo from ISPs across the world.

Can I set up a VPN on a PS4, Xbox One, Kindle Fire, Roku, AppleTV or other devices without native VPN support?

THAT’S WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR!

If you purchase one of our FlashRouters loaded with DD-WRT firmware, you can run the client VPN connection from your router. Once you do this every device connected to the router will tunnel through the VPN.

Now you can stream content like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Pandora Hulu, or Amazon Instant to your TV through any of these devices, instead of being constrained to streaming content on your computer!

If you need a recommendation for a VPN service with a specific streaming platform do not hesitate to contact our support team.