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Setting up TP-Link with NordVPN

NordVPN is compatible with TP-Link routers when set up using OpenVPN. Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up a VPN connection to a NordVPN server.

How to set up a VPN on a TP-Link router

  1. Open your browser and type in one of the following IP addresses to access your TP-Link router’s control panel:


  2. Go to the “Advanced” tab and select the “VPN client” section.

  3. Enable the “VPN client” option and save the changes that you have made.
    The “VPN client” section of your TP-Link router’s control panel lets you set up VPN connections

  4. In the “Server list” section, click “Add” to configure a new profile.
    The “Add” button in the “Server list” section lets you configure a new profile for a VPN connection
  5. In the “Add profile” pop-up window, fill in the fields as follows:

    Description: NordVPN (or any other name that you like)
    VPN type: OpenVPN
    Username: your NordVPN service username
    Password: your NordVPN service password
  6. You can find your NordVPN service username and password in the Nord Account dashboard. Copy the username and password by clicking on the “Copy” button next to them.The Nord Account dashboard contains useful information, like your NordVPN service credentials
  7. Paste the copied credentials into the “Add profile” window.
    The “Add profile” window has fields for your NordVPN username and password
  8. Download the necessary OpenVPN client configuration files using our recommended server utility.
    The NordVPN recommended server utility lets users download OpenVPN configuration files

    If you are not sure which protocol to use, you can read about UDP and TCP OpenVPN connection pros and cons.
  9. Once you have downloaded the files, go back to the control panel of your router and click “Browse” in the “Add profile” window.
    The “Browse” button lets you search for configuration files that you have downloaded previously
  10. Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration file that you have just downloaded and click “Open.”
    The OpenVPN configuration file should be in the “Downloads” folder for newly downloaded files
  11. Click “Save” to confirm the configured settings.
    The “Save” button confirms the settings and closes the “Add profile” window
  12. In the “Server list,” enable the newly created NordVPN connection.
  13. In the “Device list” section, click on the “Add” button.

    The “Add” button in the “Device list” lets you specify which devices should use the VPN connection
  14. Choose the devices that you wish to use the VPN connection and click “OK.”
    The checkmark indicates that the chosen device will be able to use the VPN connection
  15. Toggle “VPN access” for the added devices.
    The “VPN access” toggle lets you enable and disable VPN connections for specific devices
  16. The devices added to the “Device list” will use your VPN connection. To add new devices to the list, simply repeat steps 13 to 15 of this guide.

Following these steps, you should have successfully set up a VPN connection to a NordVPN server on your TP-Link router. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our customer support by email or live chat.

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