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Secure all your devices with the best routers that work with VPNs

Mashable 21 Feb 2021 04:55
Keep all of your internet-connected devices secure with this selection of routers that work with VPNs, including models from popular brands like Linksys and Asus.
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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.

Setup is where things can get tedious. One method is to install a client onto every single device in your home. The odds are though, you have multiple devices that connect to your WiFi network — from your laptop and smartphone to your TV or even kitchen appliances. Installing a VPN on every device takes time and it's far from a convenient solution.

A VPN on your device will make your IP address untraceable and keep your data secure, which is especially handy if you’re using an unsecured public WiFi network. Even in your own home, a VPN is useful for secure browsing, bypassing some regional restrictions, and more.

NordVPN has more than 5,000 servers located all around the world, operates under a verified no-log policy (meaning the service doesn't collect any information transmitted through the network), has unlimited speed and bandwidth, and is good for streaming. ExpressVPN also has loads of servers in 94 countries, features unlimited bandwidth, is straightforward compared to third-party firmware, and comes built in to flash routers from brands like Linksys, Asus, and Netgear. 

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