I’ve recently purchased the GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext travel router, also known as Slate, and I’m so far quite pleased with it. With this handy travel router running a custom interface over OpenWRT I was easily able to configure a plug-and-play VPN solution that allows me to connect to my network at home. Now I can watch Netflix, use remote desktop, browse the web safely, and avoid triggering security measures that may lock you out of your account while traveling abroad.
Conveniently, this travel router also includes a configurable switch on the side which allows me to quickly enable and disable the VPN connection. By configurable, I mean that this switch allows you to choose whether it toggles the OpenVPN, WireGuard, or Tor connection.
At home I use an Asus RT-AC66U-B1, but your setup will likely be very similar. Most Asus products use similar firmware and OpenVPN support is becoming a more common feature among base model routers without splurging on enthusiast-grade hardware. The Asus RT-AC66U-B1 is an older bit of kit, and it has its quirks, but it’s still supported by Asus and runs about $110.
Warning: before enabling any web-facing features on your router, you should always manually check that you have the latest firmware installed.