(Second one in your pictures)
I am still debating if it is necessary to get VPN. But lets say if I do, how do I know if a VPN allows me to use WireGuard? Is WireGuard a technology? https://www.wireguard.com
Most providers will have somewhere on their site if they support. Have a look at this thread here for some of the ones that gl.inet users use. Yes Wireguard is a VPN protocol and is much more efficient (and hence faster ) than previous VPN protocols like OpenVPN, IPSec
Would NordVPN have WireGuard? What VPN do you use if you don’t mind sharing and pointing me in the right direction?
Nord doesn’t officially support Wireguard on OpenWRT routers, but there’s a “workaround” that you can find here.. The VPN provider I use might not be the right provider for you. Firstly geographically I’m in Australia, and performance to another country will be very different potentially from where you live (e.g. a USA VPN server will be much slower for me in Australia, than if you live in the USA already). What are your requirement? Is it to just have a VPN for security or do you want to bypass geographical restrictions to stream movies? It is kind of hard to make a recommendation without knowing a few more of your requirements and circumstances
I know having both VPN and this travel router will be the ultimate security but can you help me understand if you have to pick one or the other, which one would be more secure for banking, credit card, etc…?
For hotels, coffee shops, libraries etc, being fired walled off from the rest of the public network is more important to me. Ensuring HTTPS sites will be safe for banking etc.
Which one would be better in performance? This router’s performance would be based on the WIFI. Whereas the VPN would be based on the company’s server?
Performance across the board will have many factors that affect; WiFi speeds and signal (of both the gl.inet router and your source signal), processor power of your gl.inet router (especially if you run a VPN), internet performance, number of hops to VPN server, VPN servers speed/power… Using a VPN does have some overhead (even Wireguard), so you will lose some speed when your VPN is enabled