You might be wondering what the difference between a VPN-compatible router and a regular router is. It’s surprisingly simple. Whereas with a regular router you would have to connect to VPN manually on all of your devices, with a VPN-compatible router, once enabled, you can automatically encrypt and protect all of the devices connected to it. This gives you a little more security, which is important if you’re working from home. You don’t want to be the target of a spear phishing attack, among other things. While this set-it-and-forget-it security method is great, you still need to decide which router is best for you. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites.
FOR LONG RANGE WIFI
TP-Link Smart WiFi Router
With this router, you won’t need a WiFi extender, which is nice. It’s Alexa compatible, has parental control options, and offers one of the fastest internet speeds on the list.
FOR EASY SET UP
ASUS RT-ARCH12 Dual Band WiFi Router
Setting up a router can be tricky enough. Thankfully, this router has an interface to make setup and management a breeze. It also has pretty great coverage and allows for file sharing both locally and remotely.
Linksys LRT214 Gigabit Router
This router only works via Ethernet, but it has plenty of ports for all of your devices. It has a built in firewall and offers URL filtering to regulate traffic within your network.
GL.iNet Travel AC VPN Router
If you’re a frequent traveler, this router will always ensure your connection is secure. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket. It does have a rather small WiFi range but should be all you need if you’re on the go.
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