How can we help you?

How to setup Western Digital MyCloud?

This is a tutorial on how to set up a WD MyCloud EX2 NAS with a NordVPN connection.

First things first, these changes are made in the web configuration panel of your router. You can access it by visiting the local IP of your router from your web browser. The two most common, default local IPs that most routers have are or – you can access these by opening or in your browser. The default IP, username and password are listed in your router’s User Manual.

In order to connect your WD My Cloud device to our VPN you will have to enable SSH on your device and perform the following steps while connected via SSH.

Made on WD My Cloud EX2. FW version: 2.30.165

1. Connect to your device by typing in its IP address into your browser.

2. Navigate to Settings -> Network and then enable SSH under Network Services as shown in the picture:

NordVPN Western Digital NAS network services

3. New SSH Window will popup, select I accept, click OK, then specify you SSH password. Afterwards SSH should be enabled:

NordVPN Western Digital NAS SSH

4. Then use an SSH application such as Bitvise SSH Client if you are on Windows. Specify your WD IP address in Server -> Host field and fill in your routers SSH credentials under Authentification Username and Password fields:

NordVPN Western Digital NAS Bitvise SSH

5. Once you connect to your device, two new windows will open. One of them is the SFTP window where you can upload files into your device and another is the terminal.

6. Download OpenVPN client configuration files. For this, we recommend going into our recommended server that you can find at

After you download the files, get back to the control panel of your router and click on the Browse button

Drag and drop the servers configuration files into the SFTP window. Then type into the terminal: openvpn.bin filename. In case openvpn.bin command is not working, use just openvpn filename. Example:




NordVPN Western Digital NAS upload configuration via SFTP

6. Press enter in the terminal and you will be asked for your NordVPN service username and password.

You can find your NordVPN service credentials at the Nord Account dashboard. Copy the credentials using the buttons on the right.

Paste them in and once you see Initialization Sequence Completed – your device will be connected to our service.

Related Articles

© Copyright 2020 all rights reservedSelf-service byNanorep