• Secure all your devices with the best routers that work with VPNs

    Once thought of as solely the choice for those conducting nefarious activities, it now just makes sense for everyone to have an extra layer of security with a VPN when browsing online, especially when doing things like checking online banking accounts.

    Without a VPN, your data is effectively open to anyone because it’s not encrypted. While most people don’t have to worry too much about being spied on, it’s still a risk that’s not worth taking. Circumventing it by installing a VPN really doesn’t take much effort. It’s simple enough to find a good quality VPN — such as ExpressVPN or Private Internet Access — before setting it up with your devices. Read more…
    More about Tech, Vpn, Routers, Mashable Shopping, and Consumer Tech

    IMAGE: Amazon

    BEST FOR FEATURES

    Linksys WRT 3200 ACM

    Open source firmware with plenty of features makes this the ideal router for all VPN users.

    Frequency: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

    Data transfer rate: 2,160 Mbps

    Processor: 1.8 GHz dual-core

    Ports: 5 ethernet ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port

    £199.99 from Amazon

    IMAGE: Amazon

    BEST FOR PERFORMANCE

    Asus RT-AC86U

    Fast and reliable performance makes the Asus RT-AC86U an appealing option, but don’t be surprised if its firmware feels overly complicated.

    Frequency: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

    Data transfer rate: 2,900 Mbps

    Processor: 1.8 GHz dual-core

    Ports: 4 ethernet ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, and 1 USB 2.0 port

    £156.99 from Amazon

    IMAGE: Amazon

    BEST FOR A LARGE HOUSEHOLD

    ASUS RT-AC5300

    The Asus RT-AC5300 is an unusual looking device that’s impressively powerful.

    Frequency: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

    Data transfer rate: 5,300 Mbps

    Processor: 1.4 GHz dual-core

    Ports: 4 ethernet ports, 1 USB 3.0 port

    £488 from Amazon

    IMAGE: Amazon

    BEST FOR TIGHT BUDGETS

    TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750

    A decent VPN router doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you don’t mind cutting back on some features.

    Frequency: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

    Data transfer rate: 1,750 Mbps

    Processor: 750 MHz processor

    Ports: 4 ethernet ports, 1 USB 2.0 port

    £72.97 from Amazon

    IMAGE: Currys PC World

    BEST FOR APP

    Netgear Nighthawk R7000

    Netgear comes equipped with OpenVPN for easy VPN client installation.

    Frequency: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

    Data transfer rate: 1,900 Mbps

    Processor: 1 GHz dual-core

    Ports: 4 ethernet ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port

    £139.99 from Currys PC World

    Join the Discussion

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Back to top