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Using Hybrid VPN on NETGEAR XR500 and XR700 Nighthawk routers

NETGEAR XR500

What's a Hybrid VPN?

How to Set Up OpenVPN Client on NETGEAR R9000 with Voxel's Firmware

OpenVPN on R9000 with Voxel's Firmware
One of the most popular reasons to use open source firmware is to run an OpenVPN client on the main router in the home. This enables users to easily route all traffic on the network, wireless or wired, through a secure VPN connection. This can help to increase security as well as protect a user's online privacy.
Firmwares such as DD-WRT and Tomato, in many versions, have an OpenVPN client built in -- and many VPN providers include instructions on how to utilize these clients to connect to their services.
 

VPN Performance on the NETGEAR R9000 with DD-WRT

The team here is curious -- have you installed DD-WRT open source firmware on your NETGEAR r9000 router? And, are you using the OpenVPN client functionality to protect your personal privacy? Kong's update of DD-WRT for the R9000 includes updates that leverage the hardware for even faster speeds when using OpenVPN.

A VPN Primer -- Plus, How to Get a VPN on your NETGEAR R9000

VPN on NETGEAR R9000

Net neutrality and an "open Internet" are considered sacred, but the recent ruling by the FCC in the United States has left many consumers shaken. It's a divisive, controversial topic -- with many concerned that their private data collected by ISP's is now for sale to the highest bidder, while others say that essentially, nothing has changed.

VPN Connections Not Working on T-Mobile? Here's how to fix that

Having issues using your favorite VPN application to protect yourself online, T-Mobile US customers? Here's how to fix it.

I have a long history of advocating for online privacy, and I support that by using a VPN service myself as well as encouraging others to do so. There's lots of great solutions out there -- some of my favorites are PIA (PrivateInternetAccess), VyprVPN, and Avast SecureLine.

Quick Review of DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Firmware for NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk

Let me begin by saying we have some great developers working on NETGEAR firmware releases. I've been using Kong's and shibby's DD-WRT and Tomato builds for years on various NETGEAR models, and all have been fantastic. The latest flavor I've been using has been Kong's DD-WRT build for the NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk, and I wanted to share my experience with it over the past few months.

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