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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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