Decent routers for streaming? And possible to disable encryption? in General & Suggestions Posted ... For the speeds you're talking about, any recent model router that you can flash with dd-wrt should work fine. When I first started with AirVPN I was picking up used dlink DIR-615 routers and flashing them. They worked fine except they could only sustain 7-8 Mbps when connected to the vpn. This wasn't acceptable for me, but sounds like it would be for you. So really any flashable router made in the last few years should be fine. I ended up building myself a pfsense box, which can easily sustain the full speed of my connection (and well beyond). If you want Netflix from another locale then you must route through the vpn and the vpn is always an encrypted connection. You can't connect to a vpn and have that link not be encrypted, simply not an option. If you don't want Netflix to be encrypted then you must route such traffic directly through your ISP instead of the through the vpn. But if you want access to US Netflix, for example, then you must go through the vpn and vpn traffic is always encrypted. not 100% true. I've seen VPN providers that had options to connect with openvpn but with no data channel cipher so that, in theory, routers could run faster for situations where encryption isn't really needed but just a "proxy".