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postheadericon Win a Perfect Privacy VPN Asus RT-AC3200 Tomato FlashRouter

Win a Asus RT-AC3200 Tomato FlashRouter with Perfect Privacy VPN installed as well as a free 1 year subscription.

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postheadericon DD-WRT and Tomato: Which Is the Best Router Firmware?

FlashRouters explores the differences between DD-WRT and Tomato in order to determine which is the best router firmware.

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postheadericon TotalVPN DD-WRT and Tomato FlashRouters Now Available

TotalVPN DD-WRT and Tomato routers are not available from FlashRouters!

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postheadericon The Best Tomato Routers of 2016

Been searching for just the right device to get your wireless network through 2016 and far beyond? Meet the best Tomato routers of 2016.

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postheadericon Featured VPN Router: Asus AC56U Wireless-AC1200 Tomato

Get Wireless-AC speeds at a low, low price with the Asus AC56U Wireless-AC1200 Tomato FlashRouter.

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postheadericon ExpressVPN DD-WRT Routers & Tomato OpenVPN Routers – Pre-Installed Firmware & Configured

According to a recent article on BBC.com, the Chinese government has heightened their state censorship systems, blocking the sites of many popular VPN providers.

Using a VPN provider to mask your IP address is an important step towards encryption and protection in any country, but to provide one’s self with a free and open Internet in a country like China, a VPN service is practically mandatory. With some of the strictest Internet censorship protocols in the world, even basic browsing is an issue, as sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Google, and Twitter are all blocked by the Chinese government.

One VPN provider that has maintained a strong stance in the world of providing Internet Freedom to Chinese users is ExpressVPN. Boasting over 97 VPN locations in 78 countries, such as the United States, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Israel, ExpressVPN can offer a layer of encryption and safety to users in China as well as the rest of the world.

Using ExpressVPN DD-WRT and Tomato FlashRouters

An important step towards safety within your entire network is using a DD-WRT or Tomato FlashRouter pre-configured for use with your ExpressVPN account. Using a FlashRouter will allow any device connected to the FlashRouter WiFi network to be encrypted with ExpressVPN using OpenVPN or PPTP.

With this, you will only need one connection and one setup to ExpressVPN, and devices like Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire, and Samsung Smart TVs that offer no native VPN support can be protected under the ExpressVPN FlashRouter network.

How To Use ExpressVPN on a Router

Upgrading to an ExpressVPN DDWRT FlashRouter doesn’t mean you will have to get rid of your current router, as a FlashRouter can fit within nearly any router setup.

Using a modem router or a modem/router combination as a connection to your ISP? Simply connect a FlashRouter via Ethernet cable to your modem or modem router, and you will have a Dual Router Setup: two segmented WiFi networks, one for VPN use and one for use with your ISP.

If you would like to connect a device to ExpressVPN, simply connect it to the ExpressVPN DD-WRT FlashRouter network. If you would like to have the device operate without ExpressVPN, simply connect it to your ISP network.

Best Routers for Use With ExpressVPN

Best DD-WRT Router ExpressVPN - Asus RT-AC87U

Best ExpressVPN DD-WRT Router- AC87U

While any FlashRouter will work with your ExpressVPN account, using a high-powered 1 GHz FlashRouter like the Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT or the Netgear R7000 DD-WRT will allow for a faster connection to the VPN, and with this, allow for higher quality streaming and less buffer time with streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.

If you are interested in the user-friendly interface of Tomato, the Asus RT-N66U is the best Tomato FlashRouter, combining Tomato features like the ability to use two OpenVPN servers side-by-side alongside three powerful external antennas.

Just select ExpressVPN from any router’s VPN Provider dropdown menu and we’ll do the rest. Add you ExpressVPN information in the final step of the checkout process and we will complete a full pre-configuration for the ultimate, out-of-the-box ExpressVPN WiFi network experience!

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postheadericon Asus & Linksys Routers Firmware Hacked: Stay Safe With DD-WRT & Tomato

Asus Vulnerability Warning

Asus Vulnerability Warning

A couple of recent news items involving hackers and a series of popular routers caught our attention, and we’d like to tell you how FlashRouters can keep you safe from these all-too-common attacks and firmware security holes.

A Spate of Recent Router Hacks

This is not the first time similar firmware issues linked to the insistence of including cloud applications within a router have appeared. Including cloud based activities like Asus’ AiCloud with limited security at the base of your network is not recommended as it opens up not just an individual device bu the entire network to major possible security cracks and damage. While not included in this story, Netgear and D-Link is also not innocent of similar firmware issues. They both have had very serious similar issues in the very recent past.

To start with, researchers have found a malicious worm that has affected at least a thousand different home and small office Linksys routers, including the E1000, the E1200, and the E2400. Johannes Ullrich of the Sans Institute described the depth of the issue in a recent blog post, which detailed the worm’s method of attack, and the ways in which the worm self-replicates by taking advantage of code-execution vulnerability in the device’s original firmware.

Then there was an Asus firmware vulnerability: only a few days after the Linksys exploit revelation, a researcher named Kyle Lovett publicly exposed a major vulnerability in a number of heavy duty Asus routers and their faulty firmwares. In fact, the image above is of an anonymous message that reached at least one Asus user with this very same firmware vulnerability, warning users that the exploit leaves them open to hacking by “anyone in the world with an internet connection.”

Lovett was only moved to publish the exploit after he privately contacted Asus with the information. The router company dismissed the problem as “not an issue”, a dismissal with which Lovett evidently disagreed. According to Ars Technica, potentially affected routers include the “RT-AC66R, RT-AC66U, RT-N66R, RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-N56R, RT-N56U, RT-N14U, RT-N16, and RT-N16R.”

DD-WRT & Tomato Linksys/Asus Routers Security Fixes

Fix Asus Router Security Flaw -  Wireless-AC Router - High Powered Asus RT-AC66U DD-WRT OpenVPN

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These particular stories made us sit up and take notice, because there are a few routers listed as vulnerable that are included in our line, such as the Linksys E1200, the Asus RT-AC66U and the RT-N66U. The difference, of course, is that the hackable versions of these routers have not been flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware. The main reason for this hardware’s ability to be exploited is the faulty firmware and denying that these manufacturers are claiming.

The cure for what ails this fine networking hardware is to ideally replace the firmware they include with it. While some of the features and the ease-of-use may be nice, it is not worth the continual issues and security concerns. And that is where we come in.

At FlashRouters, we get our name from this very process; we take powerful routers (vulnerable as they may be before we upgrade them, as the above linked articles demonstrate), and super-charge their versatility, making them not just capable of running faster, but of keeping your network completely secure. Top-quality replacement firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato give users the ability to extend their wireless range and control how their bandwidth is allocated, but more importantly, they give users access to a wide range of advanced security options. They even make VPN usage much simpler.

Exploits like those documented above are increasingly prevalent, and worth the extra effort that goes into preventing them. Fortunately for you, FlashRouters is willing to put in the effort so you don’t have to. All you have to do is find the right router for you.

Check out our recent best-seller’s of 2013 list and see if anything on there appeals to you, though we’ve added a pair of crazy powerful routers in the last month that might win the day: the Netgear R7000 DD-WRT Nighthawk and the Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC DD-WRT V2. If this is the final straw that breaks the camel back for you, we are more than ready to make sure your next networking device is even more secure while leaving firmware security holes as a thing of the past.

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postheadericon Free US Shipping & Holiday Tomato Savings: $30 off Linksys E1200 Tomato or RT-N66U (RM)

Expecting Something Nice From Santa?

As the holidays fast approach and new gadgets are about to make their way into home or small office networks across the globe, make sure your network is ready. A better wireless router is one of the best fits you can get someone. I mean what do people use more often in their home than their router.

Whether they are surfing the web, chatting with friends, streaming Netflix on their Roku or Amazon Instant through their SmartTV. It all starts with the router. So relieve someone today of the “lag-rage” that comes with an overworked and under performing wireless router with a FlashRouter!

Holiday Weekend Specials

These are instant savings, no coupon code, no nothing. So snag one while you can, this price will only last through Monday (Dec. 9, 2013)

#1 – Free USPS Priority shipping to any US address through December 9, 2013. (No coupon code needed)

#2 – $ 30 off either our top-selling economy router E1200 Tomato or the high-end Wireless-N Asus RT-N66U-RM (Factory Recertified units). (No coupon code needed)

Both units are VPN ready (if that’s what you are into) and have a recent, tested, stable build of Tomato firmware installed for your pleasure. Ready to grab yours and save? Just click below or head over to our Deals page.

E1200 Tomato Shibby Firmware Router

E1200 Tomato Firmware Router

E1200 Tomato – Regular Price $ 119.95 , This Weekend $ 69.95

Asus RT-N66U-RM – Regular Price $ 279.95, This Weekend $ 199.95

Want to learn more about the basics of Tomato firmware and the advantages over standard firmware? We’ve got a video for that too.

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