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postheadericon The 5 most common reasons for corporate data loss

ESET’s Josep Albors takes a look at the main reasons for corporate data loss, which include undetected drives and devices being dropped from height.

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postheadericon Data loss scenarios: Which are the most probable?

Research shows that running regular backups for data, as well as encrypting them, is necessary for organizations to ensure that their information is safe.

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postheadericon AI and humans successfully ‘predict most cyberattacks’

Researchers from MIT’s CSAIL have developed an artificial intelligence platform that can ‘predict 85% of cyberattacks’ so long as it benefits from human input.

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postheadericon The most frequent threats on email

As part of World Post Day (October 9th), we take a closer look at the many security risks associated with email, the electronic cousin of regular mail.

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postheadericon T-Mobile received the most US data requisition requests

Telco T-Mobile’s US arm received more data requests than its larger peers in 2014.

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postheadericon Most Popular & Best Wireless Routers for DD-WRT Firmware 2015

Looking for the best wireless routers of 2015 to meet every need and budget? Have you heard a lot about popular firmware enhancements like DD-WRT and wondering what benefits from this powerful and simple upgrade anyone can have? Tired of buffering or having to reset your router a few times a day just to get it to work? Or maybe you are in the market for the best dual band router or upgrading to Wireless-AC for your current network setup? Look no further, you have found an expert list of the best wireless routers available in 2015.

Wireless router technology seems to be leaping at a breakneck pace so we have decided it was time for an update to our yearly list of the Best Wireless Routers of 2015, a yearly tradition as you can see from last year’s Fastest & Best Performing DD-WRT Wireless Routers. Our list of the best wireless routers of 2015 mixes our top tested devices based on in the field experience, months of testing, and their interaction with premium alternative firmwares and various streaming players like Roku, AppleTV as well as the top gaming consoles like Xbox One & Playstation 4.

What is DD-WRT Firmware?

DD-WRT is an open-source router firmware upgrade project created for maximizing router features and usage potential. DD-WRT is used by many networking-savvy users to enhance your wireless router stability, privacy, & (most importantly) network security while making previously unavailable networking functions the norm. Basically, DD-WRT unlocks expensive features usually limited to high-end business routers and runs them right on popular consumer models. But to get these advanced features, you need to to have a DD-WRT installed router.

DD-WRT is extremely reactive to bugs like the Heartbleed and future online terrors. The DD-WRT site itself is a very helpful resource for anyone with an interest in getting the most out of your router, setting up features like a static IP address or allocating bandwidth management. Being open-source, these firmwares are community vetted by users looking to maximize their router’s functionality and security.

DD-WRT has an additional slew of VPN & non-VPN related features to meet wide and niche needs of every user. For a more complete list of DD-WRT features, we recommend you review our full Intro to DD-WRT FAQ.

Feature Upgrades of DD-WRT Firmware

  • Advanced Wireless Modes: Access Point (AP), wireless client birdge & repeater modes.
  • DHCP Server – Using DNSmasq with dynamic and static DHCP leases
  • Wi-Fi hotspot Integrations: For business or neighbors with a verification page using the integrated Chillispot or NOCATSPLASH
  • Adjustable Antenna Transmission Settings – To increase WiFi strength
  • Wake-on-LAN – Remote network access
  • Advanced Port Forwarding – Create port forwards, redirects, & triggers with included UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
  • NAT (Network Address Translation) support
  • JFFS2 Support
  • Samba file-share/CIFS client
  • WDS: Wireless distribution system (WDS aka wireless bridging)

Why Choose a DD-WRT FlashRouter?

DD-WRT Preinstalled

FlashRouters takes high-powered consumer grade hardware with stock firmware and, by adding improved firmware, turn a $ 50-$ 400 wireless router into something worth double or triple its value. Don’t stand for the vanilla, boring, under-performing, easily hackable wireless routers you buy directly at a Best Buy or on Amazon (something every manufacturer from Netgear to Asus to Linksys to D-link has dealt with in the past year). Router manufacturers have little incentive to add business level, advanced features to consumer grade routers as they often price this type of functionality at upwards of $ 1000.

Flashing a router with DD-WRT can be a frustrating task for some, involving a lot of research, trial and error and a complex process that can easily lead to making a router unusable. If one tries to do this on their own, it is very possible that they can lead to a dead router or a “brick” that would completely void his or her warranty. That is where FlashRouters comes in.

Experienced Open-Source Firmware Support

FlashRouters specializes in testing, upgrading, and supporting DD-WRT firmware upgraded routers worldwide. Our team only selects the top performing routers, with the best variation of DD-WRT firmware for users’ needs and delivers them right to your door. Any FlashRouter includes a minimum of 3 months of expert tech support via e-mail and chat as well as remote Teamviewer sessions to walk your through your basic Internet and VPN setup tasks.

Total Network VPN Integration

Trying to watch Netflix US on an Apple TV in Australia? Blocked out games on on your Roku? Using a router flashed with DD-WRT will also allow for you to use your VPN service to change your IP address on all your devices with a single setup!

Our team is supports 50+ VPN Providers and is the preferred router seller for some of the top VPN providers around like IPVanish– a tier 1 only provider that owns all their own servers, HideMyAss who offers the most IP addresses, PureVPN with servers in 100+ countries,  the low cost option PrivateInternetAccess, VPN & SmartDNS innovator Overplay, plus the security-obsessed, based-outside-the US IVPN and Perfect Privacy.

No Need To Change Your Current Setup

Using one of the top routers of 2015 does not mean you will need to replace your current router setup. Using our popular Dual Router Setup for a dedicated VPN connection a FlashRouter can work side-by-side with any current router, ISP router/modem or ADSL router/modem right out of the box.

Customized Pre-configuration

Every router is customized individually by our technicians based on user request to make sure you get the right router, premium performance and advanced features right out of the box. Custom setup/troubleshooting guides are also included.

Best Selling DD-WRT Routers 2015

Well that’s enough explanation, now on to the good stuff, below we have categorized some of the best wireless routers to utilize everything explained above.

Top Wireless Router of 2015

Netgear Nighthawk R8000 DD-WRT ($ 479.95)

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The Netgear R8000 is the fastest DD-WRT WiFi router of 2015. A premium dual-band 802.11AC router, the R8000 boasts a sleek design similar to an alien spacecraft. Boasting 6 external antennas (a DD-WRT first with tri-band wireless) meaning 3 segmented wireless bands for created dedicated streaming networks, and a high-end 1 GHz processor, the R8000 is a future-proofing networking workhorse ready to take your network by storm.

The R8000 also offers a networked USB 3.0 port for enhanced backup speeds and network sharing via network attached storage devices. Using those sharp looking and compact six powerful external antennas, the Netgear R8000 is the best wireless router for anyone looking to get the most out of their Internet connection, and also the best router of 2015 for gaming.

 Premium R8000 DD-WRT Features

  • 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Processor vs 300-800 MHz on others
  • Wireless-AC Up to 3200 Mbps  vs 300-1750 on most other wireless routers
  • USB 3.0 port vs. USB 2.0 or none on many other wireless routers
  • 6 powerful external antennas

What Makes the Netgear R8000 the Best VPN Router of the Year?

For VPN, the most important factor for a router is often processing power as this is the resource most taxed with the constant encryption and decryption of your data inside your network. The Netgear R8000 DD-WRT offers the max wireless transmission capabilities at 3200 Mbps, the most external antennas at 6 and matches most robust processor with 6 external for the best overall networking experience around.

Netgear R8000 DD-WRT recommended for: Users looking to future-proof & get the maximum potential out of their setup with the best Wireless-AC router.

Special Offer: Use the coupon code “best2015″ through 5/31/2015 and get an extra $ 10 off any FlashRouter priced over $ 70!

More Top DD-WRT Wireless Routers Contenders

We’d be remiss to mention a few other contenders as the race for best wireless router of 2015 is always a rough.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 DD-WRT ($ 349.95)

Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk is perfect for streaming Netflix Instant from Europe.The Netgear Nighthawk was the top router of 2014 and matches its compatriot the R8000 on many specs. The Nighthawk also boasts a 1 GHz processor and USB 3.0 with 3 external antennas (versus the R8000’s 6) and speeds of up to AC1900 (vs. AC3200). Thr R7000 has been our site DD-WRT bestseller 4 months running. It is also our top choice if you are looking for a wired-only workhorse.

Premium R7000 DD-WRT Features

  • 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Processor vs 300-800 MHz on others
  • Wireless-AC Up to 1900 Mbps  vs 300-1750 on most other wireless routers
  • USB 3.0 port vs. USB 2.0 or none on most other wireless routers
  • 3 powerful external antennas

Netgear R7000 DD-WRT recommended for: Users looking for a high-end processor at a $ 100+ savings from the R8000 and high end VPN performance.

Side View - Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT RouterAsus RT-AC87U DD-WRT ($ 449.95) – Asus has always been a favorite of real router lovers and those Asus fans have a champion. Pictured above, the Asus RT-AC87U offers speeds of up to 2400 Mbps from four powerful antennas with a 1 GHZ Broadcom processor as well.

TP-LINK Archer C9 DD-WRT ($ 329.95)- Our latest 1 GHz addition, the Archer C9 has that clean white exterior and matched up spec-wise with the competition – 1 GHz processor, AC1900, 3 external antennas but at an even better value.

Best Wireless-AC Model Under $ 300

Linksys EA6900 DD-WRT ($ 279.95)

Best Routers for Streaming ESPN & Live Sports

The EA6900 blends the look of an all-time DD-WRT favorite, the Linksys E4200, with a Wireless-AC upgrade & external antennas.

Linksus EA6900 DD-WRT recommended forUsers looking to upgrade their setup to Wireless-AC.

Asus RT-AC66U ($ 299.95 New/ $ 249.95 Factory Recetified)

Best Asus DD-WRT Router of 2014

If you decide you do not want to go for the tank that is the Nighthawk, you can go with the “Dark Knight” itself, the Asus RT-AC66U. Itself a powerful Wireless-AC router, the FlashRouters AC66U Dark Knight removes the lackluster Asus firmware associated the router and presents upgraded stability. A true stalwart of Wireless-AC popularity and long time favorite for Asus lovers as the best wireless router available in its price range.

Asus RT-AC66U DD-WRT recommended forUsers looking to upgrade their setup to Wireless-AC.

Top Wireless AC Economy Model

Netgear AC1450 DD-WRT ($ 199.95)

Best Routers 2015 - Budget Wireless-ACAn under-the-radar favorite priced just right, the Netgear AC1450 has quickly launched itself into the go to model for VPN users looking for a budget Wireless-AC solution. With a top of its class 800 MHz processor, up to 1450 Mbps wireless transmission performance, a USB 3.0 port, 6 internal antennas, and gigabit ports. The only downside is the missing external antennas for max coverage.

Netgear AC1450 DD-WRT recommended forUsers looking to for premium VPN encryption/decryption performance in smaller/medium sized environments.

Best Wireless-N DD-WRT Routers

Netgear WNDR4000 DD-WRT Router - Best Wireless-N Router of 2014

Netgear WNDR4000 ($ 179.95)

If you are interested in Wireless-N but trying to find a more advanced router, look no further than the Netgear WNDR4000, the best Wireless-N router, voted as an Editor’s Choice by PC Magazine. The WNDR4000 offers above average performance from is Broadcom 480 MHz with  true dual-band in the 5 GHz band, which maintains a strong connection in smaller areas with better signal quality.

Netgear WNDR4000 DD-WRT recommended for: Users looking to upgrade their router setup to the dual band level, without making the future-proofing jump to Wireless-AC.

TP-LINK WDR3600 DD-WRT ($ 149.95) – Just like the Archer C9, TP-Link makes an excellent router at a significant discount. This model offers dual band N600 speeds while adding external antennas and offers a 560 GHz Atheros processor.

All Time DD-WRT Classic

Asus RT-N16 ($ 179.95)

The Asus RT-N16 is a classic router in the field of DD-WRT with a great reputation for reliability and performance. The Asus RT-N16 is the perfect router for any home or small office, and one of the most popular routers to be flashed with DD-WRT firmware, due mostly in part to the Asus RT-N16’s massive 128/32 MB RAM/Flash Memory.

Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT recommended for: Users with primarily gigabit wired needs.

Best DD-WRT Router under $ 100

Cisco Linksys E1200 ($ 89.95)

This stalwart just never seems to fall off the radar. The E1200 Linksys Router may not have the processing power of the R8000, but this Linksys router offers some of the best wireless throughput from a single-band 2.4 GHz Wireless-N consumer router. A basic but steady performer for those looking for minimal effort and max value. It does lack gigabit wired support and dual band however.

E1200 DD-WRT Linksys Router Recommended for: Users looking for a basic VPN router or a wireless extender, repeater, or bridge.

Added DD-WRT Router Benefits from FlashRouter

As bandwidth hungry activities continue to fill the home with streaming video and music services such as FlashRouters – Netflix, YouTube, Watch BBC iPlayer From Outside the UK, the importance of having a high-performance network centerpiece is a must. A powerful wireless router allows Hulu, Crackle, Fandor, Spotify, Pandora and other new options arriving seemingly every day to perform at their peak while prepping your network for new and exciting Internet services coming down the pipe.

VPN Service Provider Drop Down Menu:
Already using one of the 50+ VPN Providers we support just select them from the VPN Provider List when making a purchase so we can configure your upgraded router accordingly and include a customized setup guide. Don’t see your provider listed, select Other and type in your provider. We will gladly test it if we haven’t already or notify you if we have any issues.

Don’t need any VPN setup or support, please select none. VPN setup is not required at all, it is just a courtesy service that we offer to our customers. We added this much requested feature by customer request to help avoid confusion on options for different wireless routers. Many IT professionals use DD-WRT routers as a means of a more secure and customizable wireless router for home and small office environments around the world.

DD-WRT & VPN Support Plans: FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT Support Plans. Different routers come with slightly different plans. Users looking for support for their own devices or routers can visit the support plan center to see what the different plans cover from assisting you in flashing your own device to remote VPN setup options.

Knowledge Base & Help Desk: FlashRouters also offers a DD-WRT & VPN Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive.

Have a question? Send it our way!

Still not sure? Have additional question? Looking for a recommendation on the best router or VPN for you and your setup? Send it over. Our DD-WRT specialists are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right device.

We hope you enjoyed our best DD-WRT routers of 2015 list. Save this page as it will be frequently updated throughout the year!

Don’t forget to use the coupon code “best2015″ through 5/31/2015 and get an extra $ 10 off any FlashRouter over $ 70!

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postheadericon Microsoft introduces Lumia 430: The most affordable Lumia smartphone

March 19, 2015: This press release was updated post-publication to include Ukraine in the group of select markets to where the Lumia 430 will begin rolling out in April 2015.

REDMOND, Wash. — March 19, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unlocked the promise of smartphone ownership for many more people with the introduction of Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the latest addition to its affordable range of Lumia smartphones. Built with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software, a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor featuring a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM was designed to help people achieve more at work, at play and on the go. With an estimated retail price of $ 70,1 it is also the most affordably priced Lumia that will be able to upgrade to Windows 10.2

Microsoft continues to expand its affordable smartphone portfolio, which now spans a diverse range of price points and capabilities, from the super-affordable Lumia 435 with Lumia Camera to the recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, which come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. People can have their choice of Lumia device to suit their everyday needs and budget. Windows Phone 8.1 devices like the Lumia 430 Dual SIM will benefit from further innovation, with the ability to upgrade them to Windows 10 when the service debuts later this year.2

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM features a compact, durable and colorful design with a vivid 4-inch WVGA display that brings all the latest apps, games and videos to life. With Lumia 430, people can instantly achieve more every day, and they can use Microsoft Office and Outlook for work and personal productivity. They can access up to 30 GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive for safekeeping important content. People can experience the fun of video calls with Skype-integrated calling and a front-facing camera. Smart Dual SIM allows people to assign unique profiles to their SIM cards, such as “work” or “family,” to help them better manage daily communication. Favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Candy Crush Saga and Instagram are available, with more apps and entertainment just a click away on the Windows Phone Store.

“People around the world have responded enthusiastically to our affordable Lumia range. We continue to invest in this segment to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy signature Microsoft experiences, regardless of budget,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft. “The Lumia 430 Dual SIM continues our commitment to combining the right hardware, software, services and apps with the right price to give people a smartphone they can afford and be proud to use.”

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM will begin rolling out in select markets in the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus starting in April 2015, and in India toward the end of April 2015. Pricing for Lumia 430 is $ 70.1 It will be available in two colors: bright orange and black.3

About Microsoft Devices

The Microsoft Devices Group includes award-winning hardware used by over a billion people around the world, including Lumia smartphones, Nokia ultra-affordable feature phones, Xbox hardware, Surface and Surface Hub, Microsoft Band, and HoloLens.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

1 Before local taxes and subsidiaries. Actual pricing may vary by market.

2 Like any upgrade to a new operating system, not every phone will support all possible Windows 10 features. Certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware.

3 Device color varies by market.

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postheadericon Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532: the most affordable Lumia devices to date

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 14, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced the Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones, the most affordable Lumia devices to date. Offering the latest Windows Phone 8.1 capabilities at an incredible price, both Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver smartphone experiences that help people do more on the go.

With many people looking to upgrade from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time, Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 provide a balance of features and power, while also bringing Windows Phone 8.1 experiences to new price points. Lumia 435 is the first 400 series Lumia and the most affordable Lumia yet. With core smartphone features, incredible Windows Phone experiences and access to the latest apps, it opens up the Lumia Windows Phone experience to even more people. Lumia 532 is a powerful quad-core smartphone that builds on the success of the Lumia 530. With a premium layered design, Glance Screen, front-facing camera and more memory than the Lumia 530, Lumia 532 enables people to achieve their goals with Microsoft experiences:

  • Switch effortlessly between voice and video calls with built-in Skype integration and a front-facing camera.
  • Read, review, edit and share on the go with the full suite of Microsoft Office on Windows Phone preinstalled.
  • Keep your photos, videos and Office documents safely backed up with 30 GB of free* OneDrive cloud storage.
  • Meet Cortana, the most personal of virtual assistants, who anticipates your needs and makes tailored suggestions as a result.
  • Easily manage work and personal correspondence on the fly, with Microsoft Outlook straight out of the box.
  • Capture photos quickly and easily with Lumia Camera right out of the box, and take, edit and share great selfies with the front-facing camera and Lumia Selfie app.
  • Have your home screen your way with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders.
  • Stay up-to-date with the best new features through regular Windows updates too.

“When we launched the first Lumia devices over three years ago, we said we were committed to bringing devices to as many people and price points as possible,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft. “With the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, we’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time. Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users up-to-date with the best new features.”

Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will begin rolling out to key markets in Europe, APAC and IMEA in February. Both devices will be available in bright green, bright orange, white and black, and will be available in single- and dual-SIM variants, with the latter SIM setup also coming equipped with Smart Dual SIM to easily manage calls and texts to either number in use. Pricing will vary by market and operator, but is estimated to be around 69 euros before taxes and subsidies for Lumia 435 and around 79 euros before taxes and subsidies for Lumia 532.

About Microsoft Devices

The Microsoft Devices Group includes award-winning hardware used by over a billion people around the world, including Lumia smartphones and tablets, Nokia mobile phones, Xbox hardware, Surface, Perceptive Pixel products, and accessories.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

* Up to 30GB free when camera backup is activated

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postheadericon How to Unblock Hulu Outside the US & Most Popular Content on Hulu

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Popular Content on Hulu Plus

There’s plenty to celebrate about Hulu Plus (in fact, we’ve previously done it ourselves). For those of us who have cut the cord on our pricey cable package, the streaming service beats Netflix Instant by providing current shows the morning after their original air times.

Hulu Plus Helps Cut the Cord

But there’s more to Hulu Plus than the opportunity to catch last night’s Saturday Night Live, or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or Community (and hey, they might be on the verge of saving that show from cancellation!). They have a movie selection that includes hundreds of Criterion Collection movies, perfect for helping aspiring film buffs fill in the gaps of their cinema knowledge.

Let’s not forget to mention their backlog of long-finished TV shows that live on in their libraries. Whether ’90s sitcom lovers prefer the erudite charms of Frasier or the silly slapstick of 3rd Rock From the Sun, Hulu Plus has got you covered. They even revived the cult anime series, Sailor Moon, a few months ago. And we haven’t even got to their terrific originals (but we will below).

Put another way, there’s no shortage of material for streaming media fans of all stripes. No matter your taste, Hulu Plus has plenty for you.

How to Watch Hulu Plus Outside of the US

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Best VPN Providers

Unfortunately, as it stands now, Hulu Plus is not available outside of the USA and Japan. But don’t fret, would-be streamers around the world; there are simple ways to avoid that problem. The simplest method for unblocking Hulu and watching Hulu internationally is VPN.

Using a VPN Service to Unblock Hulu

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) service is just what it sounds. It is a subscription-based service that acts as a virtual tunnel that transports all of your information through secure servers across the globe when you sign in.

The first of which is to protect your wireless network and all of your sensitive materials (e-mails, credit card numbers, etc.) with an extra level of high-grade encryption on your device. Ideal for use in WiFi hotspots in public places like cafes, hotels and airports.

The second purpose, for international Hulu Plus fans and travellers, is to allow users to unblock geographically restricted material all over the web. Using a VPN, those secure servers give your device an alternate IP address to your place of choice at a click of a button.

This effectively tricks your computer into thinking that it’s somewhere that it’s not. So if you want your computer to think it’s in America (where you can stream Hulu Plus freely), just log in to your VPN and pick a US-server. You’ll be watching last night’s The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon before you know it.

Top VPNs to Unblock Hulu

Recently, Hulu has attempted to block VPN services over what they claim as “piracy concerns” by blocking known VPN addresses. But vigilant providers that are proactive are constantly cycling addresses staying ahead of the curve.

That is why it is important to choose a provider with a varied amount of servers for when Hulu targets one area or one with a large pool of addresses. Here are a few providers that we have tested without issue for using Hulu. Just about every VPN service on our supported provider list offers US-based IP addresses, but we particularly recommend checking out

It is also ideal to pick a provider that offers fast server that will allow for the fastest HD streaming on your Roku, AppleTV, PS4 or SmartTV wherever you are in the world, whether you are travelling or an US expat, in the military or relocating for work.

How to Unblock Hulu Outside the US on Any Device – Roku Internationally With a FlashRouter

At FlashRouters, we take great routers and enhance them, improve their functionality, speed, and versatility. By flashing every router we have with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware, we make sure every customer of ours receives a dynamic, powerful machine that allows them to extend their wireless range, watch and divide their bandwidth, and even access advanced security options.

As the video above demonstrates, if you want to get the most out of your Hulu Plus streaming experience, as well as your VPN experience, you’re going to need a FlashRouter.

Better yet, users who subscribe to a VPN service on supported provider list can order a router that arrives ready to work with your VPN right out of the box! No futzing around with a tricky VPN installation process on our watch. Hold on to your old router and use our popular dual-router setup, enabling you to switch between your local network and your VPN with ease.

We’d hate to pick favorites to recommend, so you can always head over to our most recent best-sellers list and see if something suits you (or our best and most popular DD-WRT routers of 2014 list).

Oh, what the heck. Here’s a few of our top choices:

Top Original Hulu Plus Shows To Watch

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Moone Boy: Only on Hulu Plus

Moone Boy – If you can’t get enough of the lately omnipresent Chris O’Dowd, then Moone Boy is the perfect Hulu Plus original for you. O’Dowd co-stars as the imaginary friend of a lonely kid in 1989 Ireland, and their relationship creates the heart of this warm and witty show.

The Awesomes – Though Hulu Plus offers plenty reruns of Saturday Night Live as well as episodes of Late Night With Seth Meyers the morning after they air, you can still get even more Seth Meyers in your streaming diet. The Awesomes, co-created by Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, follows a group of second-rate superheroes as they work together to stop a supervillain. Unsurprisingly, the show features first-rate voice work from lots of talented comedic actors in Meyers orbit (Bill Hader, Rachel Dratch, Taran Killem, Rashida Jones).

Misfits – When a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to 5 teenagers and they soon realize they’ve turned into superheroes. Each of them possess a power they didn’t choose or want, a power which reveals each of their deepest, darkest insecurities.

Doozers – If cutting the cord on your cable package seemingly left you without much programming for your child to enjoy, don’t worry: Hulu Plus offers you Doozers. And if you’re worried you’ll have to suffer through an annoying kids show, you should know that Doozers is the long-awaited spin-off from Jim Henson’s beloved Fraggle Rock.

Deadbeat  – Here’s one for the late night cult crowd. Deadbeat, about a stoner who makes his money as a medium for ghosts, is a great showcase for star, Tyler Labine, who some of you might recognize from the underrated Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil.

American Ninja Warrior – If you’re worried that Hulu Plus can’t fill your need for competitive reality shows, here’s American Ninja Warrior to the rescue. Watch everyday folks compete for the chance to win $ 500,0o0 by learning to pull off incredible acrobatic feats.

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postheadericon Most Popular VPN Router & VPN Service Providers in 2013

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VPN Router Best Sellers – 2013

2013: what a news filled year for privacy, security, and the expansion of connectivity in our daily lives.

At this point, we’re sure you’re sick of post-mortems about last year; we understand, and we are too. Nonetheless, we’d be remiss if we didn’t briefly reminisce about the banner year 2013 was for FlashRouters: we greatly improved our line with a steady stream of powerful and fast router additions,  integrated homegrown videos into our repertoire, and added VPN after VPN to our official supported provider list. Everything just clicked for us.

So while you probably don’t need anymore best-of lists clogging up your browser, we thought it necessary to highlight some of the top DD-WRT & Tomato VPN routers and VPN service providers that helped us make 2013 such a memorable one for us.

The Benefits of a DD-WRT or Tomato Firmware Upgrade

Of course, we wouldn’t miss an opportunity to tell you about what we do to make our routers are so great. It’s right there in our title.

Every router we sell is flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware, replacement firmwares that boost every router’s functionality. With DD-WRT and Tomato, a whole world of advanced options open up for the user, such as premium security features, extendable wireless range, and the ability to control the allocation of one’s bandwidth.

Let’s not forget all this:

  • 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/$ G 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.

Still a little fuzzy about what a FlashRouter does? Check out this handy video (this came out in 2013 too)!

Most Popular Wireless VPN Router of 2013

No matter how many new Wireless-AC VPN Routers we added in the past year, with their dizzying speeds and tremendous performing power, it would seem nothing could unseat the much-beloved Cisco Linksys E4200 DD-WRT FlashRouter. But we think this time next year, a new king of the hill will finally be crowned.

Yes, the E4200 held strong, as did the towering Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Tomato router, but our first DD-WRT Wireless-AC router did make it’s way to the number three position (possibly because it’s been around longer). We’ll see what the coming year has in store for these excellent devices, but for now, here’s to the E4200!

  1. Cisco Linksys E4200 N750 DD-WRT VPN Router– Best Overall DD-WRT Router
  2. Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router – Best Overall Tomato Router
  3. Asus RT-AC66U Wireless-AC1750 DD-WRT Router – Our first Wireless-AC FlashRouter with an amazing price!
  4. Cisco Linksys E2500 Tomato Router – The most affordable dual band Tomato firmware option at under $ 100.
  5. Cisco Linksys E1200 N300 DD-WRT Router – Our economy, do-it-all model. Popular as a wireless repeater or client bridge.
  6. Asus RT-AC66U Tomato OpenVPN Router – For those looking for next generation Wireless-AC support with full OpenVPN support.
  7. Cisco Linksys E4200 Tomato Router – The Tomato version of a popular favorite.
  8. Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT – The long-standing DD-WRT classic single band with external antennas.
  9. Netgear WNDR3700 N600 DD-WRT Router – A great mid-range choice for heavy users of streaming HD video.
  10. Cisco Linksys E1200 Tomato VPN Router – The newly added OpenVPN economy option.

Most Popular VPN Service Providers in 2013 – By User Request

HideMyAss VPN & FlashRouters

HideMyAss VPN & FlashRouters

As we mentioned above, we added a lot of VPNs to our supported provider list in this past year, and boy, is that reflected on the list of most popular VPN router service provider set-ups. About half of the list were not supported providers at the beginning of this year!

Nonetheless, the old guard held down the top slots. Maybe that will change in due time, but for now, people still can’t get enough of the tremendous US & UK server selection offered by HideMyAss. So congratulations to them! Here’s to a great 2014 with all of them!

  1. HideMyAss – Top overall US & UK server choices.
  2. PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
  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. StrongVPN – A popular choice with those in Latin America & Asia. Excellent across-the-board router support.
  6. IVPN Top VPN service provider for privacy-minded citizens, foreign journalists, human rights activists, etc.
  7. EarthVPN – An affordable addition with excellent worldwide VPN coverage, starting around 5 per month.
  8. CyberGhost – Most popular European VPN, especially in Germany.
  9. VPNSecure.Me – Popular Australian-based VPN provider with excellent support.
  10. – A newcomer to the list, rising fast due to their excellent worldwide server selection.

The FlashRouters Difference

Fastest Routers 2014- Best VPN Router 2014

As we’ve demonstrated above, there are a lot of features on our devices waiting for a user to come along and take advantage of them, but some of these features may require a bit more technical expertise than your average user necessarily has. We want our customers getting the most out of their devices; that’s why 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, PrivateInternetAccessStrongVPN, ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, VyprVPN, plus many more.
  • Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS.

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.

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