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GL.iNet setup with NordVPN

This tutorial is designed to help you set up your GL.iNet with a VPN. We will explain how to connect the GL.iNet router to NordVPN using the OpenVPN protocol.

The following changes have to be made in the web configuration panel of your router, which you can access by entering the local IP of your router in your web browser. The local IPs are or by default on most routers. You can access these by opening or in your browser. The default IP, username, and password can also be found in the user manual of your router.

1. Download the OpenVPN configuration files from the recommended server. Click on “Show available protocols” under the server and select the configuration files you need.
VPN protocol configurations files can be found under the NordVPN recommended server

2. Access your device via the WebGUI. The GL.iNet IP address is by default. 

3. Once you are in the admin panel, go to “VPN” > “OpenVPN client” > “Add a new OpenVPN configuration.”

Clicking “Add a new OpenVPN configuration” in the OpenVPN client panel takes you to the next step

4. Upload the previously downloaded .ovpn file.

You can drag and drop the downloaded .ovpn file to upload it for configuration

5. A new window will pop up, asking you to specify your NordVPN service credentials.

Paste your credentials and click "Submit."

Paste the copied credentials into the “Add a new OpenVPN configuration” screen to proceed

You can find your NordVPN service credentials (service username and service password) in the Nord Account dashboard:

  1. Click Set up NordVPN manually.

  2. You will receive a verification code in your email that you use for NordVPN services. Type the code in: 

  3. Copy the credentials using the “Copy” buttons on the right:


6. Click "Connect" to enable the OpenVPN connection.

Complete the VPN setup for GL.iNet by clicking “Connect” in the OpenVPN client tab

7. Once connected, you will see your connection status, including your new IP address as well as received and sent data.

The OpenVPN client tab will display useful information about your NordVPN connection for GL.iNet

8. Congratulations! You are now connected to NordVPN.

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