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DD-WRT setup with FlashRouters Privacy app

You can set up a VPN on your router easily with FlashRouters.

DD-WRT firmware build requirements

Minimum required DD-WRT build version for FlashRouters Privacy App is 02-10-2020-r42335. You can download the latest DD-WRT firmware build for your specific router model here.

Officially Supported Routers:

  • Asus RT-AC5300
  • Asus RT-AC56U
  • Asus RT-AC66U
  • Asus RT-AC68U
  • Linksys WRT1200AC
  • Linksys WRT1900AC
  • Linksys WRT1900ACv2
  • Linksys WRT1900ACS
  • Linksys WRT3200ACM
  • Linksys WRT32X
  • Netgear R6300v2
  • Netgear R6400v2
  • Netgear R7000
  • Netgear R7800
  • Netgear R8000
  • Netgear R8500
  • Netgear R9000

Contact FlashRouters support if you are uncertain about your router model or your router model is not available above.

How to Install the FlashRouters Privacy App

  1. Router must have an Internet connection.
  2. Go to Administration > Commands and copy and paste the following line:

    curl --silent --retry 3 | sh
  3. Click Run Commands.
  4. You should see an Installation Successful message.

How to access the FlashRouters Privacy App

  1. Go to
  2. OR in DD-WRT settings go to Status > MyPage
  3. OR directly at

How to connect to NordVPN

  1. Make sure you are on the Connect page in the FlashRouters App and Enter NordVPN account username and password.

  2. Select NordVPN server:
    • Server dropdown is searchable by scrolling or typing desired server number

    • Server Sort by Country Closest to you

    • Server Sort by Country Least Loaded

  3. Click Connect.

Using Auto-Connect and Global Kill Switch

  1. Check Auto-Connect box to have FlashRouter connect to NordVPN automatically upon reboot.
  2. Check Global Kill Switch to kill the Internet connection if the VPN is disconnected.

Using Options page

  1. Device Renaming

  2. Policy Routing for Devices:
    • Default - Connected to VPN
    • Kill-Switch - per device Kill Switch (Global Kill Switch must be disabled)
    • VPN-Bypass - device connects directly to ISP

  3. Policy Routing for Websites and Host IP’s:

Simple Setup

DNS Servers: Enter any custom DNS servers from a trusted source like Google, OpenDNS, or NordVPN DNS servers: and

Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz: View and/or edit your FlashRouter 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi network SSID or Password. Click "Apply" and your router will automatically Reboot and 2.4Ghz WiFi network info will be updated.
Wi-Fi 5.0Ghz: View and/or edit your FlashRouter 5.0Ghz Wi-Fi network SSID or Password. Click "Apply" and your router will automatically Reboot and 5.0Ghz WiFi network info will be updated.

Note: If you have a tri-band router, another Wi-Fi 5Ghz section will be in this area.
Remember: After changing WiFi information you will need to rejoin the network to regain access to your router and the FlashRouters App.

Back to DD-WRT: Click if you would like to change additional settings within the DD-WRT firmware GUI.
Configure VPN: All done? Move onto VPN setup in the FlashRouters Privacy App. More information is available here:

If you get any issues with FlashRouters App, please contact the FlashRouters support via this form:

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