ALL your devices secured!
Your router VPN manager
What is ShieldMe?
ShieldMe allows you to extend the benefits of your VPN subscription on devices which don’t feature a dedicated VPN client.
The best part yet, is that all of this happens directly from your router, without the need to install additional software on your devices.
Enjoy security and anonymity on any device, whether you want to stream your favorite shows from another country on your living room TV, or just protect your online gaming activity from spammers.
Just make sure your router runs on DD-WRT or OpenWRT and that you have an active VPN subscription with one of the supported providers and YOU’RE GOOD TO GO!
Follow the install steps to get started!
How It Works
ShieldMe features an easy, modern and rich user interface along with other indirect benefits, described below.
If you are trying to stream media content to devices which don’t have native VPN capabilities, you are in luck, because ShieldMe will take care of this issue for you.
Many smart TVs don’t feature operating systems which allow a VPN client to be installed, even when the VPN provider offers said feature.
Game console systems like PlayStation or Xbox also suffer from this issue. Although they allow for media content to be streamed, they don’t support VPN connections natively.
Most of the VPN providers out there limit the number of simultaneous connections to their service, so if you have lots of devices or clients, this unfortunately means you normally need multiple subscriptions to support this scenario.
Not anymore, because with ShieldMe you can use just one connection for your router to cover ALL devices in your home with no device connection limit.
Your IP address reveals your geo-location and, for this reason, you cannot watch live sporting events or other geo-filtered content when you are abroad.
Worse yet, advertisers and cyber-criminals can use your IP address against you. In addition to other means they may employ, your IP address helps them track your online behavior, record your browsing history, and gather a significant amount of personal information.
Simply put, using ShieldMe on top of the router & VPN subscription, will make your online activity and IP address hidden by default. This is done by encrypting your traffic, routing it through a secure remote server, and assigning you the server’s IP address. In practice, this means three things:
- Your ISP can’t see what’s in your data, where it is ultimately going and where it’s coming back from
- Even if someone intercepts your data, it will look like meaningless gibberish to them, thanks to encryption
- The site you are visiting does not know your actual location and allows you to securely access local content
When it comes to accessing content online, the faster the Internet, the more enjoyable it will be to download and watch. But what if you don’t get the speed you’re paying for? You are probably the victim of bandwidth limitation. Relentless blackouts and sudden drops in speed are the main characteristics of the bandwidth throttling that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) use to slow down the internet connection of their users in some cases (e.g. online service offered by competitor). Bandwidth limitation can occur at any time or any point between your device (smartphone, tablet or personal computer) and the specific services or sites you are using.
ShieldMe mitigates these unorthodox practices by extending the traffic protection and anonymity provided by the VPN service to your entire network.
While having a VPN is a great benefit, sometimes customization is needed. As an example, if you are working from home, you must connect to the workplace network and, while using a VPN provider, the connection is hindered or even blocked outright by your company network policies.
On the other hand, you might still want to access specific sites that are not connected to your work. In these cases, ShieldMe allows you to setup custom rules for VPN behavior on specific sites, IP addresses or online resources.
DD-WRT and OpenWRT are powerful, extensible and secure open source alternatives to the stock firmware of your personal router.
Both DD-WRT and OpenWRT are designed by network professionals and other contributors who care about the performance of their network. They incorporate many algorithms from recent research that perform far better than vendor-supplied firmware.
As a result, these firmware can reduce the number of interruption in connectivity, glitches or other router issues. This will give you an improved quality of service (general Wi-Fi performance, lag, bandwidth etc.), which is important when you stream media, are video conferencing, or when playing video games.
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Hi, I’m Emanuel, software engineer and the creator of ShieldMe.
I’ve built it to help you better leverage the security benefits of VPN routers. My ultimate mission is to make VPN management easy for everyone by getting rid of the complexity behind this process and showing an intuitive user interface instead. To achieve this, my plan is to constantly develop, optimize and improve every aspect of ShieldMe through updates and by unlocking the full potential of your router.
I am committed to making sure you love using ShieldMe. If there is any way I can help, don’t hesitate to email me directly at [email protected].