Address

Author Topic: Friend needs a recommendation on a cheap router that supports VPN with DDWRT  (Read 1152 times)

digitalman2112

  • Lab Dad (ex-treasurer)
  • FamiLAB Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1096
  • Work Hard, Play Hard!
    • View Profile
    • Raising Geeks
Question from a friend - "I need to set up a router that uses a US VPN so we can watch Hulu Plus on our PlayStation. Apparently a router that has the full version of DD-WRT (not the Mini version) will let the router connect to a VPN. Any idea what the cheapest router is that supports DD-WRT?"
Networking guys - any suggestions?
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 04:38:44 PM by digitalman2112 »

f00bard

  • FamiLAB Member
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 0
  • Da Real MVP
    • View Profile
A few of us use the Netgear routers. I have the WNR3500, and Chorca and meg have the WNDR3700 I think. They run Linux from the factory and are pretty powerful for the money. I switched after a bad "Linksys by Cisco" experience. I'm using the Tomato firmware.

cunninghamsandwich

  • FamiLAB Member
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Resident Googler
    • View Profile
Although I don't have one myself (I'm still using an old WRT54G v3 with Tomato), I've heard good things about Buffalo's AirStation line.  I use an older one at work with Tomato, but the newer ones come with DD-WRT preloaded from the factory:


This one's fancy for $66:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162031


This one's cheaper at $42:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162034
-Aaron

Bob_Danforth

  • FamiLAB Member
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
I guess a CNC would not help?