Normally, VPNs can be installed and connected from individual devices via an app from your VPN provider.  But, did you know you can setup a whole-house VPN using a FlashRouter?

Whole-house VPN is not something that can be done as a DIY project using your existing router.  You will actually need a firmware-modded version of a router that is running either DD-WRT or Tomato as the firmware OS on the router.

Well, there is a company called FlashRouters that takes care of the firmware modding and sells routers that are ready-to-go and preconfigued for your specific VPN provider of choice.

whole-house VPN Routers from FlashRouters

But what if you already have a nice router that you don’t want to replace?  For instance, I have a Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite that’s working quite well for me.

Well, you can actually implement a FlashRouter alongside your existing router.

ISP Combo Router with a whole-house VPN Router

This configuration adds the flexibility for devices to connect to the unsecured wifi that has LAN access or the secured VPN wifi.  Your wired devices could also plug into one or the other depending on whether or not you want that device secured with a VPN.

All you need to do is plug the WAN port of the FlashRouter into one of the LAN ports of your existing router, and you’re good to go!

There are lots of other configuration options too.  Check them out to see if one suits your needs better.


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