• Udit Agarwal

4 VPN routers best for personal use



What does a VPN router mean?


A VPN router is a type of router that has VPN access on it. A VPN router is able to run a VPN client, which not every router out there is capable of doing. Once a VPN client is administered on a router, every device that uses it to get connected to the internet will be protected automatically by the VPN. At a time where everything including banking, documentation and personal identification happens online, we believe that a VPN router best be used as much as possible.


Our list of 4 VPN routers best for personal use


InvizBox 2 VPN Router




The InvizBox 2 VPN router is already configured for Surfshark – as they carry a partnership on this one. An existing Surfshark user is required to log in, and that will be the final step to set up the VPN on this router. Once you enter your credentials you can start reaping the benefits of a VPN network in no time.


The developers built InvizBox 2 keeping VPN in mind from the beginning, so it has several unique USPs. For instance, you can set up multiple Wi-Fi hotspots using differentiated VPN endpoints. That means you could set up different hotspots for your Smart TV and your smartphone!



Synology RT2600AC VPN Router




Synology RT2600AC is a VPN router, best used in homes. It is a great router that has excellent speed and great connectivity. Synology RT2600AC uses the 802.11ac standard at its best. It tasks in a quad-stream (4×4) setup, guaranteeing high speeds. MU-MIMO allows bandwidth to be used efficiently and minimizes data loss when multiple devices are connected to it.


Synology RT2600AC consists of the inbuilt Synology Router Management OS that facilitates online access and provides a very smooth and responsive experience. One can set up the functionalities and settings via this intuitive desktop-like platform. Also, Synology RT2600AC has put a lot of effort into creating some great documentation for this router.



Asus RT-AC86U AC2900 - good Gaming Router + VPN Router - best for Streaming




If you are a constant video streamer or online gamer, the Asus RT-AC86U router is an excellent choice. It's such a good gaming router, in fact, that it features on our list of top gaming routers for PS4, PS5 and Xbox gaming. It’s a robust MU-MIMO-enabled router that reinforces your network with a variety of VPN protocols.


This router is a mid-range VPN router; it runs on 2167 Mbps speed at its maximum on the 5 GHz band and 750 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. The Asus RT-AC86U AC2900 has an easy setup process. Either the Setup Wizard can be run or manual authentication can be used to get this router up and running.


The Asus RT-AC86U Router delivers great all-around performance. If streaming and gaming is something you do much, your shortlist for a good VPN router best include this one!




GLiNet GL-MT300N-V2 Mini Smart Router




The client GL-MT300N-V2 Mini Smart Router – is also going viral in the market by the very friendly name “Mango.” It’s a tiny yellow router that weighs around 1.4 oz (39g) and thus, can easily fit into your pocket.


It’s also super convenient to configure this router for Surfshark VPN. Due to its tiny body size, Mango (GLiNet GL-MT300N-V2) lovers have to sacrifice a few features. The Wi-Fi signals are not that fast and can only connect you via the 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi band. The advantages of multiple antennas or ports have also disappeared.


However this is a great way to securely connect to the internet while you're travelling or have to work out of the local coffee shop. If your internet bandwidth demand isn't much, this can also be a really nifty choice. Overall this is a decent VPN router, best suited for users on a budget and those that need some good portability.


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