security

You know you need a VPN by now, right? It’s the first, easiest, and most effective line of defense against snoops and spies, and it helps you watch Netflix in different countries at the press of a button. In short: it’s essential.

There are virtual VPNs, which you can connect to from your very own wifi connection on your device, and then there are devices themselves that facilitate this, too. Here are the very best VPN-ready routers that you can take and use anywhere, to keep your connection private and safe.

Betterspot router

1. Betterspot Router & Lifetime Subscription

The Betterspot Router comes with a lifetime subscription to its VPN service, which guarantees an encrypted network and access to Netflix/Hulu anywhere in the damn world. You really can’t get better than that. [Amazon, $179.00]

Roqos router

2. Roqos Core

The Core looks as cool as it sounds. It’s got an army of security options and features, and includes 1 year of free Roqos’s in-house VPN service. [Amazon, $259.00]

Safestream router

3. TP-Link Safestream

TP-Link’s included VPN software isn’t loaded with bells and whistles, but still gets the job done at no extra cost. Feel free to pair it with any VPN service of your choice as well, though. [Amazon, $84.99]

travel router

4. GL.iNet Mini Travel Router

No pre-installed VPN software here, but you can’t beat the price and the portability on show with the GL.iNet Mini. [Amazon, $19.99]

country vpn router

5. Mikrotik Multi-Country VPN Router

Comes “Pre installed with 1 month access to a UK, USA, Irish, Spanish, Swiss or German VPN”. I haven’t checked, but I can only imagine German Netflix is extremely lit. Just plug it into your regular router and go![Amazon, $26.99]

tp link travel router

6. TP-Link Wireless Travel Router

Another super-portable router you can take anywhere. No direct VPN client included but there are some good options out there. [Amazon, $34.99]