This particular router – the Linksys AC1200 – is best understood a general-purpose machine. Because of its ability to serve a smaller network (2-12 people) , the Linksys AC1200 is at its element the most when utilized in bigger households, offices or for video streaming. We took a look at how the Linksys AC120 performs in unison with a VPN service for these various uses.
There are some rarely seen options to do work with this device; apart from the slowly common USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, you also have an eSATA port to take advantage of. The latter is probably more useful in a business environment rather than recreational use – the other two are perfectly fit for that purpose. The Linksys AC1200 has three antennas, which is rather average. If you wish to create a bigger network, the router has a 100v-240v ~50-60Hz power adapter that is compatible around the globe.
The DD-WRT firmware upgrade enables this router to support VPN connections. Again, this is where the widespread use of Linksys AC1200 comes in handy. The sole problem with a VPN is that since it uses encryptions, it reduces connection speeds. However, the Linksys AC1200 is usable in any situation, meaning that it fits well with a VPN to unblock the restricted online content of entire countries, all while safeguarding your connection and data.
Regardless of you using a VPN or not, the Linksys AC1200 stands out in terms of wireless security – you have a many options to protect yourself: WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS and WEP are all valid methods. Setting things up is an easy process; if you also want to include VPN in your network, always search for the setup guide of the company you affiliate yourself with, some minor details vary between organizations.
Overall, the Linksys AC1200 is a capable choice for any purpose, let it be a lone surfer online or a group banding together. We would like to emphasize that despite the device being good on its own, the main function of it is being a gateway, not a shield. VPN services are the ones who can serve as both shields and cloaks to hide your presence online. If your aim is to use a router that is compatible with VPN but also ensures a good general environment to be online, this is one we recommend.