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Setting up TP-Link with NordVPN

Do you want to use NordVPN with more than six devices at the same time? Or set up a VPN connection on your router? Then an OpenVPN connection is a go-to choice.

You can set up a NordVPN connection on TP-Link routers that have OpenVPN client settings available. For a complete list of compatible routers, please refer to TP-Link documentation.

If your router is compatible with NordVPN, log in to the control panel of your TP-Link router. It can usually be accessed using one of the following IP addresses via an internet browser:

192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1

  1. Navigate to Advanced > VPN Client.
  2. Enable VPN Client, then save the settings.

    advanced button is located in the menu above

  3. In the Server List section, click Add, and a new profile configuration window should show up.
  4. In the pop-up window, fill in the available fields as follows:

    add button is located on the right side

    Description: NordVPN (or any name you choose)
    VPN Type: OpenVPN
    Username: your NordVPN service username
    Password: your NordVPN service password
     
  5. You can find your NordVPN service credentials (service username and password) in the Nord Account dashboard: https://my.nordaccount.com/login/.



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



    Copy the credentials using the Copy buttons on the right.


     
  6. Paste credentials to the router interface profile window.

    type your service credential username and passwords in the windows located under VPN type section
     
  7. Download OpenVPN client configuration files. For this, we recommend going into our recommended server utility: https://nordvpn.com/servers/tools/

    download config button is located next to the protocol name such as openvpn udp or openvpn tcp

    It won't matter much whether you choose UDP or TCP, but if you want to dive deep, read about them here.
     
  8. After downloading the files, go back to the control panel of your router and click Browse in the pop-up window.

    browse button is located in the center at the bottom of the pop-up window
     
  9. Navigate to the configuration file you’ve just downloaded and click Open.

    example of downloads folder
     
  10. Save the configured settings by clicking the Save button.

    save button is located next to the cancel button in the right bottom corner of the pop-up

    In the Server List, enable the newly created NordVPN connection.
    In the Device List section, click on the Add button.

    add button is located under device list section on the right side of the window
     
  11. Choose the devices you wish to use the VPN connection on and click the OK button.

    OK button is located in the bottom right corner of the window
     
  12. Enable VPN Access for the added devices by clicking on the slider.

    to enable click on a slider under VPN Access section

Now, all of the devices that you have added to the Device List will have access to the VPN connection. To add any new devices, repeat steps 11 and 12.

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