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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

The minimum required DD-WRT build version for the FlashRouters Privacy App is 02-10-2020-r42335. You can download the latest DD-WRT firmware build for your 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 the FlashRouters support if you are uncertain about the model of your router or you can’t find it in the list above.

How to Install the FlashRouters Privacy App

  1. Make sure the router is connected to the internet.
  2. Go to Administration > Commands, then 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

There are a few ways to access the FlashRouters Privacy App:

  1. Go to
  2. In the DD-WRT settings, go to Status MyPage
  3. Directly at

How to connect to NordVPN

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

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

    1. Click Set up NordVPN manually.

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

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

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  2. Select a NordVPN server:
    • You can scroll through the server dropdown list or type the desired server in the search bar.

    • Sort servers by country closest to you.

    • Sort servers by least loaded country.

  3. Click Connect.

Using Auto-Connect and Global Kill Switch

  1. Check the Auto-Connect box to make FlashRouter connect to NordVPN automatically upon reboot.
  2. Check Global Kill Switch to kill internet connection if the VPN disconnects unexpectedly.


Using the Options page

  1. Device Renaming

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

  3. Policy Routing for Websites and Host IPs:


Simple Setup

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

Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz: View and/or edit your FlashRouter 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network SSID or Password. When you click Apply, your router will automatically reboot, and the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network information will be updated.
Wi-Fi 5.0 GHz: View and/or edit your FlashRouter 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi network SSID or Password. When you click Apply, your router will automatically reboot, and the 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi network information will be updated.

Note: If you have a tri-band router, another Wi-Fi 5 GHz section will be in this area.
Remember: After changing the Wi-Fi 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 on to the VPN setup in the FlashRouters Privacy App. More information is available here.

If you have any issues with the FlashRouters App, please contact the FlashRouters support via this form.

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