I often get requests via EMail, sadly I can’t answer them all but I try to pick some interesting stuff which I can explain here in detail. In general, if you’re looking for a good and solid VPN router, you can’t go wrong with Asus because they offer a great lineup of VPN-ready routers – from cheap to very high-end prices.
Routers traditionally come packed with firmware that is accessible and configured in GUI format. Often, the amount the user can configure is rather limited, and monitoring tools can be few and far between…or even non-existent!
By ‘flashing’ firmware onto your router, you can have more options to play with and make little tweaks that perhaps you couldn’t previously. Basically, you start off with your existing ‘stock’ firmware – stock firmware refers to the firmware shipped with your router.