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. Read more...More about Tech, Vpn, Routers, Mashable Shopping, and Consumer Tech
BEST FOR FEATURESLinksys WRT 3200 ACM
Open source firmware with plenty of features makes this the ideal router for all VPN users.
BEST FOR PERFORMANCEAsus RT-AC86U
Fast and reliable performance makes the Asus RT-AC86U an appealing option, but don't be surprised if its firmware feels overly complicated.
BEST FOR A LARGE HOUSEHOLDASUS RT-AC5300
The Asus RT-AC5300 is an unusual looking device that's impressively powerful.
BEST FOR TIGHT BUDGETSTP-Link Archer C7 AC1750
A decent VPN router doesn't have to cost a fortune if you don't mind cutting back on some features.
BEST FOR APPNetgear Nighthawk R7000
Netgear comes equipped with OpenVPN for easy VPN client installation.