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Hello! I'm in the market for a new router and I was wondering if I should get a router that supports DD-WRT; or opt to just install the vpn on my devices.  Is there any major advantages/disadvantages to either option?

 

Thanks for reading, and happy new year!

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What do you plan on using the VPN for?

 

Anyway, I would never use a VPN server on my router. I'd have a separate device for it. I actually have my own Cisco ASA device that allows me to have 25 connections to my network. While my setup can get very complicated, expensive, it can be very complicated for the normal user.

 

I see no advantages of having VPN set on a router. Disadvantages such as having basic VPN settings such as PPTP which is not secure. Uses very weak encryption. 

 

I'd recommend getting a small affordable PC or even. A Raspberry Pi for that matter to run OpenVpN

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10 hours ago, Java said:

Hello! I'm in the market for a new router and I was wondering if I should get a router that supports DD-WRT; or opt to just install the vpn on my devices.  Is there any major advantages/disadvantages to either option?

 

Thanks for reading, and happy new year!

As someone who has a router that supports VPN and explored this option with PIA:

 

A) PIA specifically recommends using it on your devices because they have greater processing power compared to the router

 

B) never managed to get it to work anyway

 

C) PIA (AFAIK most VPNs) doesn't work with MS Office 365, Outlook and OneDrive, which show up as having "no connection to the internet" while the VPN is on, preventing access to files on OneDrive and emails. Netflix also refuses to play with VPN. On the device (desktop), it's just a matter of a click. Routers are typically more complicated.

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9 hours ago, Abdul201588 said:

What do you plan on using the VPN for?

 

Anyway, I would never use a VPN server on my router. I'd have a separate device for it. I actually have my own Cisco ASA device that allows me to have 25 connections to my network. While my setup can get very complicated, expensive, it can be very complicated for the normal user.

 

I see no advantages of having VPN set on a router. Disadvantages such as having basic VPN settings such as PPTP which is not secure. Uses very weak encryption. 

 

I'd recommend getting a small affordable PC or even. A Raspberry Pi for that matter to run OpenVpN

The VPN is for privacy mostly, I'd have it connected to one of Nordvpn's servers.  I just thought it'd be easier to set up on a router rather than setting up the app on my devices.

 

3 hours ago, vojta.pokorny said:

As someone who has a router that supports VPN and explored this option with PIA:

 

A) PIA specifically recommends using it on your devices because they have greater processing power compared to the router

 

B) never managed to get it to work anyway

 

C) PIA (AFAIK most VPNs) doesn't work with MS Office 365, Outlook and OneDrive, which show up as having "no connection to the internet" while the VPN is on, preventing access to files on OneDrive and emails. Netflix also refuses to play with VPN. On the device (desktop), it's just a matter of a click. Routers are typically more complicated.

Yeah, I figured it'd run better on devices since a router's processor could have trouble keeping up.  As far as having issues connecting to Onedrive and Outlook, my VPN provider worked fine with those apps once I turned off 'cyber sec' (basically blocks malicious websites).  Idunno if PIA has something like that, but i'd recommend turning that off.

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