Installing a VPN on your router has become easier over the past few years thanks to DD-WRT which you can download and install in place of your router’s current software, we've even got a guide to help you do that here. If you’ve completed this process and you’re looking for the best VPN to use for your router, then we have put together some industry leading recommendations.
With security becoming more and more of a priority for everyone, installing a VPN on your router will ensure that any device connecting to the internet through it has its data encrypted and protected from any prying eyes.
You can buy preconfigured routers from manufacturers which already have the VPN functionality installed, but these tend to be a fairly pricey option. Installing DD-WRT on your router is a much more cost effective option if you don't mind doing it yourself.
We’ve put together a guide on how to install a VPN on your router starting with a DD-WRT installation guide and below we have recommendations for the best VPN services on the market that are ideal for use on your router.
If you're looking for more information on VPNs then take a look at our selection for the best VPNs of 2018.
ExpressVPN markets itself on being very easy to use and quick to set up, even for use on a router. The provider has its own custom router app which makes connecting to the VPN on your router that much easier. Other VPN providers don't have such a complete and dedicated app for routers which really sets ExpressVPN apart here.
ExpressVPN also offers very detailed guides on how to set its service up if you choose to do it manually.
ExpressVPN has a wide array of locations around the world and its speeds are solid across its network. It promises not to log your traffic or movements online.
While costing a little more than some competitors, ExpressVPN puts a lot of focus on being as user-friendly as possible. It also offers a range of preconfigured routers as well if you’d rather go with the easier but more expensive option.
NordVPN is our favourite VPN service for individual devices and we’re extremely happy to say that it's among our list of solutions for your router too.
NordVPN is widely regarded as one of the most secure VPNs on the market, making use of DoubleVPN technology to encrypt your data twice and Onion over VPN for a more secure browsing experience too.
The provider also holds a ‘no logs’ policy so even though your data is moving through its servers, it won’t hold records of where you’re going or what you’re doing.
NordVPN also offers a selection of preconfigured routers which while effective, are rather pricey. However, Nord does offer a fantastic deal on its VPN service over the course of three years providing excellent value for money in a very competitive space.
Its website also contains a wide array of tutorials for installing the VPN on your router too, as well as offering a three day free trial on its website.
IPVanish is another impressive service that you can’t go wrong with. Like the previous providers it has an impressive knowledge base of tutorials for the setup procedure on it's router, and also offers a selection of pre-made routers with the IPVanish VPN already installed.
IPVanish offers some of the most impressive speeds provided by any VPN service and also contains top notch security too with 256-bit military grade encryption.
With no free trial and the pricing being fairly expensive in comparison to it’s competitors, IPVanish seems to fall down a little in this area. However, the 7-day money-back guarantee provides a nice element of peace of mind.
Goose VPN is another one of our favourites and another service that prides itself on being easy to use.
The interface is clean and easy to navigate around and the entire theme of this VPN client is a ‘no fuss, no nonsense’ approach.
This particular VPN is targeted at users looking to access foreign media, and unlike some of its competitors offers a 30 day free trial along with a 30 day money back guarantee. You can’t do much better than that.
GooseVPN has detailed guides on its website for each router, which breaks down the process for installing the software on specific routers.
It’s price per month on its best deal is a little bit more than NordVPN, and it also has fewer sever locations across fewer countries, but the connection speed, quality and ease of use makes this a serious contender.