OpenVPN Routers for IPVanish

June 13th update – FlashRouters is currently offering a discount on their Asus RT-N66U router flashed with Tomato firmware.  We run the same router and it’s great!  You can have FlashRouters pre-configure the router for IPVanish.  Including support for OpenVPN connections.  Visit their latest deals page for more details.

We were excited to hear about the latest addition to FlashRouters line up of DD-WRT and Tomato routers.  They have partnered with a number of leading VPN services to pre-configure devices for VPN access.  Working with companies like IPVanish, Hide My Ass and OverPlay to integrate their services.  They now support OpenVPN setup for IPVanish.  Allowing members to protect their entire home network with a single VPN account.

IPVanish OpenVPN routers

Let’s take a look at some of the devices FlashRouters has available for IPVanish customers:

  • Cisco Linksys E1200, E3000 and E4200
  • Netgear WNDR3700, WNDR4000
  • Asus RT-N16, RT-N66U
  • D-Link DIR-825

We’ve tested Cisco and Asus devices from FlashRouters.  Originally using a Lnksys with DD-WRT firmware.  Now we’re running an Asus RT-N66 Dark Knight router with Tomato firmware.  The performance is excellent.

Why rely on a router for VPN access?  You don’t have to but it definitely has it’s advantages.  For starters you can protect your entire network with a single VPN account.  Every connection that passes through the router is encrypted.  No need to set up VPN on your mobile devices or tablets for home use.  It also extends encrypted access to game consoles, network DVD players and other devices that might not otherwise support VPN.

IPVanish is a leading online privacy service with over 100 servers across 43 countries.  They support OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols.  With their own tier-1 network they offer great performance.  Members enjoy unlimited access and up to two simultaneous connections for just $10 a month or $77 a year.  We use one connection for our router and the other for our laptop or mobile devices when away from home.