Protect Your Entire Network With A VPN Router 

Enjoy more digital privacy and online freedom on every device connected to your network by installing PIA’s VPN on your router — protecting your entire network at the source.

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What Is A VPN Router? 

A VPN router enables you to configure PIA’s VPN on your entire home or office network at once. This ensures that all internet traffic passing through the router — from any connected device — is automatically routed through the secure, encrypted VPN tunnel.

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Benefits of a VPN router

Benefits Of Using A VPN Router 

With PIA’s VPN installed directly on your router, every connected device is protected at the source.

  • Set up PIA once, rather than on each device
  • Protect even more than 10 devices
  • Protect IoT gadgets and other devices without native apps
  • Total network kill switch provides network-wide security

Getting Started With A VPN Router

First, you’ll need a PIA VPN subscription, then you can install PIA on your router.

Step 1

Purchase a PIA VPN plan

Step 2

Buy a compatible router

Step 3

Install PIA on router

How To Install PIA’s VPN On Your Router 

VPN-Compatible Routers

Some routers natively support VPN software, but some in-depth knowledge will probably be required for installation. Read our advanced setup guides here.

Easy-To-Install FlashRouter

PIA recommends FlashRouters — a type of router that’s designed for everyday users to easily install VPN software. It’s a simple plug-and-play solution for improved network security.

Control Your FlashRouter VPN From A Simple App 

FlashRouters are easily controllable via the FlashRouter Privacy App. When you install PIA’s VPN on a FlashRouter, you’ll enjoy a simple interface and super-fast setup. Once it’s configured, you’ll benefit from increased digital privacy and online freedom across your whole network.

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Combine With Split Tunneling For More Control 

Do you want network-wide protection with a VPN router, but want to exclude one or more particular devices from connecting to our VPN? Simply use PIA’s advanced split-tunneling feature to configure separate rules for different devices — giving you complete control.

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$11.95 per month

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$143.40 $39.95 per year

All amounts are shown in USD, and any discounts reflect a reduction based on the current monthly service pricing at $11.95 per month.

Where To Buy A VPN Router?

Consider buying a VPN router through our partner, FlashRouters, and use the code PIA20 for 20% off when ordering from the FlashRouters website.  

Linksys WRT3200ACM DD-WRT FlashRouter

Asus AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear R6700 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Frequently Asked Questions  

A VPN router is the same as the router you use at home to connect to your broadband internet service, only it has VPN software installed on it. This means you don’t have to install a VPN on your computers, smartphones, or smart TVs because your connection is protected at the network level.

First, you need to make sure your router is compatible with VPN software. Installing the software can be difficult, and it may require some technical knowledge. You can install PIA on your supported router by following the instructions here. For most users, we recommend FlashRouters. FlashRouters are designed to be used with VPN software, and they are easy to set up with no technical knowledge required.

Any router you can install a VPN on will give you the same security benefits, because it’s the VPN, not the router, that protects your network. That said, we usually recommend FlashRouters to our users because they're simple to set up and use, and doing so requires no technical knowledge.

A VPN router works just like a normal VPN. You can choose from the same range of server locations, benefit from the same quality of data encryption, and take advantage of advanced features such as split tunneling and ad-blocking. The only difference is that the VPN is installed on your router instead of your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other connected device.

All VPNs slow your connection down to some extent, but installing the VPN to your router instead of your devices won’t affect your connection speed very much. PIA’s VPN is among the fastest available, with a NextGen server network that’s optimized for 10 Gbps connections (that’s fast!).

A VPN router protects absolutely any device connected to your network. If it has internet connectivity, it can be protected with a VPN router. This includes smart TVs, video game consoles, and IoT devices (like smart appliances, cameras, speakers, lightbulbs, and more).

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