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postheadericon Bestselling VPN Routers & VPN Services – March 2017

Spring is in the air. It’s time to get to know some of our most popular FlashRouters and VPN services from March 2017.

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postheadericon March Madness Deals for 2017 on VPN FlashRouters!

We hope you have your brackets ready. Allow us go get your wireless networks in order with our VPN FlashRouters March Madness deals!

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postheadericon March Madness Deals on VPN FlashRouters!

We hope you have your brackets ready. Allow us go get your wireless networks in order with our VPN FlashRouters March Madness deals!

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postheadericon Netflix Instant & Amazon Streaming Movies & TV Added in March 2016

The latest & greatest Netflix & Amazon Instant streaming videos added in 2016.

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postheadericon Microsoft and NCAA® team up for NCAA® March Madness®

REDMOND, Wash. — March 3, 2016 — On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. and the NCAA announced a comprehensive partnership to provide college basketball fans with the ultimate March Madness bracket experience along with a new Windows 10 NCAA app.

In partnership with the NCAA, Bing, which returns as an Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will be the Official Bracketologist of the NCAA for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and will leverage over a decade of extensive NCAA statistical data to help inform an immersive bracket experience complete with Bing Predicts data and matchup analysis. The bracket will be made available online after Selection Sunday™, on Bing.com and NCAA.com.

Bing named Official Bracketologist of NCAA

As the Official Bracket Data Partner of the NCAA, Bing is bringing its Bing Predicts technology to the NCAA Division I Championship to give college basketball fans a leg up on their brackets. Whether you are an avid fan who follows all 68 teams in the tournament, or a loyalist who has one favorite, the Bing bracket will offer intelligent features that bring unique insights on the over 9 quintillion possible outcomes.

“Partnering with the NCAA as the Official Bracketologist of the NCAA is a perfect match for Bing,” said Derrick Connell, corporate vice president, Bing at Microsoft. “Pairing our Bing Predicts rich machine learning with sports analyst data that only the NCAA can provide is enabling a whole new bracket experience for all types of college basketball fans.”

“The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is an exciting time for fans to watch their favorite teams while they have fun selecting who will advance to the Men’s Final Four® and ultimately win the championship title,” said Mark Lewis, NCAA executive vice president for championships and alliances. “We’re excited that Bing returns to the NCAA corporate family and brings its intelligence to our official NCAA bracket, which gives college basketball fans a robust bracket experience online today. Completing a bracket for the fun of the games is how we want fans to engage and support all of the teams.”

Bing Predicts combines search data and social sentiment with access to over a decade of the NCAA’s historical data as well as stats on team history, tournament performances, win-loss ratios, and home versus away stats to create tournament data for fans. This is the second year that Bing Predicts has been used during March Madness, coming in at the top 30 percent of all brackets last year. Bing Predicts has a proven track record for accurately predicting many winners in many important events including the 2014 World Cup and mid-term elections, award shows, reality shows, and more.

“Fan interaction with our official NCAA Tournament bracket games at CBSSports.com, NCAA.com and Bleacher Report grows deeper and more sophisticated every year,” said Chris Simko, senior vice president, sports sales and marketing, CBS. “As an NCAA Corporate Partner, Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, continues to provide invaluable research and data analytics tools to enhance this experience for our users.”

“March Madness is an incredibly exciting time of year with fans nationwide passionate about making the smartest possible bracket decisions,” said Will Funk, senior vice president of Sponsorship Integration and Business Development for Turner Sports Ad Sales. “This year, Bing Predicts will bring the power of data to fans’ fingertips for better informed bracket decisions.”

Watch the NCAA Tournament live with Windows 10

For fans who want to live stream the games and follow along with all the March Madness action throughout the tournament, the NCAA is also launching an all-new universal Windows 10 app, which will be made available before the tournament. The app, which will be supported on Windows 10 phones, tablets and PCs, allows fans to take the excitement of the tournament with them whenever and wherever they are. The app will include exclusive Windows 10 features including Live Tiles, allowing fans to pin their favorite teams to their Start menu, as well as live alerts, including upsets, overtimes, close games and live video streaming of all 67 tournament games.

About the NCAA

The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly a half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.

About Turner Sports

Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE, boxing and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

About CBS Sports

CBS Sports, a year-round leader in television sports, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; “Thursday Night Football;” college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports; produces INSIDE THE NFL for SHOWTIME; and partners with CBS SPORTS RADIO and CBSSports.com in creating recognized leaders in sports radio and digital.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 

 

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postheadericon 2015 March Madness FlashRouters Deals

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Let’s face it, in terms of weather, this winter has been very rough. Whether it was freezing cold temperatures, gusting winds or a seemingly never-ending supply of snow, the arrival of springtime has been on our minds here at FlashRouters for an entire season. Now that the sun seems to have started melting the snow, and perhaps more importantly, that the NCAA tournament is about to begin,  it’s time to celebrate.

Stay tuned to this post for a plethora of March Madness deals for March 2015! Who know what we will have in store!?

Unsure of what makes a FlashRouter so special? Watch this video and find out if your old router will find it’s way out the door during Spring Cleaning. 

FlashRouters 2015 March Madness Router Tournament

While you may be excitedly prepping your March Madness bracket, it’s important to remember that this time of year is not exclusively about a college basketball tournament. It’s about a router tournament as well. That’s right, March is the time of year where FlashRouters puts our devices to the test and sees which router truly is the Sitewide Champion.

And to make this fun for everyone, we will be issuingspecial deals throughout the competition.

Starting things off, FlashRouters is going one step beyond with the coupon code MADNESS, which will grant $ 10 off the entire field of suped-up, firmware enhanced, privacy-greared wireless routers.

Stay tuned for more specials throughout this three weekend March Madness Router Tournament. Now on to the contenders for our best routers…

R8000 AC32000 DD-WRT FlashRouter

The R8000: An Early Favorite For Sitewide Champion

Top Contenders for Best Wireless Routers

While Netgear remained top dog throughout the 2014 season with the Nighthawk FlashRouter Netgear Nighthawk R7000, this year it seems they will not disappoint, bringing forth the Netgear R8000 X6  to a legion of newly converted Netgear fans.

Keeping the Nighthawk’s 1 GHz processor but boosting the Wireless-AC to a Tri-Band six external antenna network, the R8000 is an early favorite for the Sitewide Champion.

This is not to say there isn’t stiff competition from Asus, whose RT-AC87U boasts a comparable 1 GHz processor with 4 external antennas at a price $ 30 below that of the R8000. Yes, both routers are VPN-compatible DD-WRT powerhouses but does an extra antenna and WiFi band from the R8000 put the performance of the RT-AC87U to shame? Only time will tell as the tournament continues.

Major Contenders

Last year’s champion, the R7000, faces some stiff competition from the Top Seed routers, but still holds itself as a Major Contender to win the Championship. Yes, times have changed. The best of the best are rocking upwards of six external antennas and moving towards behemoth-like WiFi capabilities. But this is a classic router that has performed brilliantly in past seasons, so to disregard this beast would simply be foolish. The R7000 is utilizing the same processor as its progeny, the R8000, as well as Asus’ RT-AC87U. The range is less, but the power is still the same.

Asus is also holding fort with another Major Contender, the Tomato RT-N66U. Controversially using old-school Wireless-N against the future-proofing Wireless-AC of its competitors, the N66U proves that bigger is not always better with a stable performance, wide-range, and the fantastic user-friendly capabilities of TomatoUSB firmware.

Best Routers 2015 - Budget Wireless-ACCinderellas/Upset Alert

Of course, every bracket needs a few Cinderellas. Netgear’s AC1450 was an early favorite for many with its 800 MHz processor and competitive $ 199.95 price point, but its internal antennas definitely put it below the odds stacked up a titan like the RT-AC87U. Another potential upset this season from Netgear is the WNDR4000, a router that attracted much attention a few seasons ago, but lately has seemed to make the bench its home. Fans seem to forget the WNDR4000 was once seen the top of the line favorite and can still provide that same fantastic performance when flashed with DD-WRT firmware.

Perhaps the true Cinderella this season is the TP-Link WDR3600, which has been quietly picking up attention with an affordable $ 149.95 price tag that provides Dual Band wireless with 2 external antennas. The sole TP-Link FlashRouter, this router is a bit of a black sheep, but can certainly put forward the performance needed to push it to the next level.

Long Shots- E1200, E2500

The E1200 and E2500 from Cisco Linksys are certainly the Long Shots this season. Offering DD-WRT and Tomato firmware at an economy line price, these devices from Cisco Linksys remain fan favorites throughout each season, despite maintaining a clear underdog status.

While there is little debate over whether or not these devices should belong in this category, the E1200 and E2500 use the K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid) Strategy to keep a grip on a solid fanbase each season.

And that’s just the beginning. There are a lot of heavy hitters this season, which will certainly make for an exciting March Madness Tournament here at FlashRouters. Stay tuned to see how the Tournament progresses, and what deals will pop up with each step.

For now, let’s keep the fever up with the coupon code MADNESS for $ 10 off each router!

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postheadericon [WATCH HERE] Live Streaming Event From The GLOCK US HQ: Friday March 20th At 12PM EST

Tune in to this GLOCKLive broadcast – Live from the GLOCK US factory. Broadcast will be at Noon EST and 6pm EST on March 20th 2015. Interested in what goes on at GLOCK HQ and what is coming down the … Continue reading
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postheadericon Best VPN Routers & VPN Service Providers of March 2014

FlashRouters Best Selling VPN Routers - Cisco LInksys, Asus, Netgear

FlashRouters Best Selling VPN Routers and VPN Setup Requests – March 2014

Fire up your wireless networks, folks. It’s MLB season, and FIA Formula 1 season, and the 2014 World Cup is right around the corner. You want seamless streaming of all of these events? Then it’s time to get familiar with FlashRouters and the many VPNs we support.

Benefits of a DD-WRT or Tomato Upgrade

In case you didn’t take the time to watch that video, let us explain what we do here at FlashRouters:

It’s right there in the title: we flash routers. And the next logical question is…what do we flash them with? Open-source replacement firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato.

These replacement firmwares supercharge the speed, power, and overall functionality of routers, and every FlashRouter we sell greatly benefits from this process. With a DD-WRT or Tomato router, you can enjoy:

  • Built-in OpenVPN, PPTP, & L2TP Settings which allows you to utilize your VPN subscription with multiple devices as well as popular streaming players like Rokus while saving you the trouble of installing the VPN connection on each single device!
  • Dual WAN and 3g/4G USb Failover options.
  • Major security holes removed like WDS and manufacturer backdoors.
  • Advanced Networking Modes for WDS, Repeaters & Client Bridges
  • Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) which lets you take over the process of allocating your bandwidth for VOIP, streaming service & popular websites.
  • Extendable wireless range

And that’s just the beginning! A FlashRouter is truly a gateway to a safer, more dependable, and more versatile wireless network. Now we’re going to tell you which ones our customers love the most lately…

Most Popular Wireless VPN Routers of March 2014

To no one in the FlashRouters office’s great surprise, the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT router jumped to the very top of our bestsellers list, upending longtime favorites like the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight and the Linksys E4200. They had a great run, those two.

It’s easy to see why the Nighthawk swooped into the top spot: it has best0class just about everything – 1 GHz processor perfect for high quality streaming, and USB 3.0 networked port. But no matter your feature-preferences or price range, there’s bound to be a VPN router on this list that matches your needs. Happy hunting!

  1. Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT Router – Our highest powered router, best router for gaming.
  2. Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Most popular Tomato VPN Router.
  3. Linksys E4200 N750 DD-WRT VPN Router– The long time most popular DD-WRT model.
  4. Linksys E1200 N300 DD-WRT Router – Our economy, do-it-all model. Popular as a wireless repeater or client bridge.
  5. Asus RT-AC66U Tomato OpenVPN Router – For those looking for next generation Wireless-AC support with full OpenVPN support, meet the lone Wireless-AC Tomato router
  6. Linksys E2500 Tomato Router – The most affordable dual band Tomato firmware option at under $ 100.
  7. Asus RT-AC68U DD-WRT – Best in class Asus model, a new addition to our line that will surely be jumping up the list before you know it.
  8. Netgear WNDR3700 N600 DD-WRT Router – A great mid-range choice for heavy users of streaming HD video.
  9. Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT Router – The long-standing DD-WRT classic single band with external antennas.
  10. TP-LINK WDR3600 DD-WRT Router – A sleek, peppy router that’s one of our go-to high-powered dual band N600 devices.

Most Popular VPN Service Providers of March 2014 – By User Request

Private Internet Access VPN: The Most Popular VPN Service Provider of March 2014 for FlashRouters

Private Internet Access VPN

Maybe it was our recent announcement that we now offer DD-WRT Private Internet Access VPN routers with OpenVPN protocol that launched PIA to the top of our VPN service provider setup request list. Whatever the case, congratulations to PIA! Their fantastic service makes them more than worthy of the top spot.

  1. PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
  2. HideMyAss – Top overall US & UK server choices.
  3. Overplay – Easiest setup for your DD-WRT router and utilizing OpenVPN.
  4. IPVanish – Offers some of the fastest L1 server speeds worldwide, and popular in the Middle East.
  5. EarthVPN – An affordable addition with excellent worldwide VPN coverage, starting around 5 per month.

The FlashRouters Difference

FlashRouter VPN Routers Advantages

FlashRouter Upgrade Benefits

We like discussing the many, many features available on our VPN routers, but we understand that, for an open-source novice, installing these kinds of features can be intimidatingly tricky. But if you’re a rookie or a pro, we want you to be able to get every last bit of functionality out of your router, so we offer:

  • An extensively tested version of DD-WRT or Tomato firmware will be flashed on your router.
  • Personalized Custom Configuration & Setup Guide: A FlashRouter configuration specialist will personally contact you to tailor your new router to your networking plans if you don’t tell us in your order comments.
  • Dual VPN Router Network Setup – Your router will be configured to work by itself or in tandem with your current service provider modem/router out-of-the-box so that you can establish a VPN dedicated router/access point.
  • Free VPN Service Integration: We offer setup guides for just about every VPN service, including: OverPlayVPNHide MyAss, IPVanish, PrivateInternetAccess,  CyberGhost, ExpressVPN,VyprVPN, plus many more.
  • Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS. We now also offer overnight and international express shipping.

Please feel free to contact us by opening a support ticket or e-mailing us, no matter how big or small the issue. Our friendly support staff is always there to answer any and all of your questions.

For more DD-WRT & Tomato VPN routers, as well as VPN Service Provider updates, product updates, and limited-time specials, follow us (@flashrouters) or like us on Facebook.

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postheadericon March Madness/Spring Cleaning Flash Deals on Premium Wireless Routers

Flash Deals on the Best WiFi Routers!

The clocks have moved ahead. The temperatures are rising and that pull of the outdoors is increasing. But you are probably tired of your underwhelming wireless performance that can’t reach your backyard and the security holes of outdated routers… In honor of the the NCAA Tournament, for the next few weeks, we will be rolling out unannounced flash pricing on some of our most popular routers at amazing prices to fully revive your network. Just in time for a good spring cleaning!

Keep an eye on this post for the latest in March Madness Spring Savings on FlashRouters! Maybe it will be some huge price discounts or a bundle deal, who knows how mad we will get?

Still on the fence and wondering what a FlashRouter can do to revive your wireless network. Check out our fun animated explainer video that explains why you outdated router might just be ready for retirement.

Our First March Madness Deal: $ 199.95 Recertified Days!

R6300 V1 DD-WRT Router
Regular Price $ 349.95
Just $ 199.95!

Our first time offering any Wireless-AC routers under $ 200. Get this AC value while you can!

RT-N66U TomatoUSB Recertified
Regular Price $ 279.95
Just $ 199.95!

Looking to make the big jump towards an Asus Tomato router? Now is your chance to purchase the high-powered RT-N66U for $ 80 off the regular price.

For updates on these deals, please check this blog post or follow us on Twitter at @FlashRouters and like our page on Facebook.

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