This is a tutorial on how to set up NordVPN on an AsusTOR NAS. Select a section below:
This tutorial was created on AsusTor AS-202T 2.7.1.RFT5
In order to connect your AsusTor device to our service do the following:
1. Access it and navigate to Settings -> VPN.
2. Press Add and select OpenVPN. Then press Next.
3. Then select Import Configuration Files from OpenVPN Provider. Press Next.
4. Fill in the following fields as in the screenshot below. You can choose any of our servers to connect to by importing one of the files from here: OVPN Files. Afterwards press Finish.
5. Once the profile is created, select it and press Connect.
Now your device is connected to our VPN service.
These are the instructions for AsusTor devices. The tutorial was perpared using AsusTor AS-202TE with ADM 2.6.0.R4R1 firmware version.
- 1. Create a new .txt file on your desktop and name it nordpass.txt.
- 2. Open the nordpass.txt file you have just created and enter two lines of text: one with your NordVPN username and the other one with your password.
- 3. Open AsusTOR Control Center software and use it to access the AsusTOR web interface. You can access it directly through the internet browser as well by entering the local IP address of your NAS devise into the address bar of your browser. You can see the IP address of your AsusTOR device at the IPv4 address column. The IP address of our AsusTOR is 192.168.0.110.
- 3.1. If you do not have AsusTOR Control Center on your computer you can install it using the CD that came with the AsusTOR. A few moments after you insert the CD to your computer an autorun window will pop up asking what action you want to take. Please select Run autorun.exe and proceed with the AsusTOR installation. We recommend using default installation settings. In case AutoPlay window does not appear after you insert the CD, please manually access the CD location and run the autorun.exe file to install AsusTOR Control Center.
- 4. Log in to your AsusTOR web interface with your admin account.
- 5. Open File Explorer.
- 6. Create a new folder in your preferred directory. In our example we use the Home directory.
- 7. Name the new folder any way you like.
- 8. Now move the nordpass.txt file from steps #1-2 and drag-drop it to the folder you have just created.
- 9. As you move the files to the NordVPN folder you should be prompted if you want to overwrite the files in case there is already a file with the same name. Confirm that you want files to be overwritten and click OK.
- 10. A Task Monitor window should pop up now and show you the file upload progress.
- 11. Go to https://nordvpn.com/ovpn/ and download the .ovpn configuration file of the server you want to connect to. Each configuration file name contains server name and protocol used for the connection. For example us318.nordvpn.com.udp1194.ovpn configuration file would be used if you want to connect to US #318 server using UDP protocol. Since we want to connect to the US #258 server, we will download us258_nordvpn_com_udp1194.ovpn configuration file. You can right click on the file you want to download and select the "Save Link As.." to specify the location you want the file to be saved in.
- 12. For the simplicity reasons we will save the file on the Desktop.
- 13. Open the .ovpn configuration file you have downloaded using Notepad or any other text editor. You now need to add these two lines of text after auth-user-pass as shown in the example: /volume1/home/admin/NordVPN/nordpass.txt log-append /volume1/home/admin/NordVPN/openvpn.log The configuration file should now look like in the picture below. IMPORTANT: /volume1/home/admin/NordVPN in the text edited above indicates location of the folder in which we saved thef nordpass.txt file. In case you have moved nordpass.txt file to a different location you will need to specify that directory instead. In order to find the file address of the file please right click on it and go to Properties. In the new window you will see the full path address to the nordpass.txt file. And you will need to enter it instead of /volume1/home/admin/NordVPN/
- 14. Go back to the main AsusTOR window and access Settings menu.
- 15. From the menu on the left side select VPN. Next, in the VPN settings menu click on Add to set up a new VPN connection.
- 16. Select OpenVPN as your desired VPN protocol.
- 17. Since we are using .ovpn configuration files to connect to VPN, select Import Configuration Files from OpenVPN provider.
- 18. In the next window you need to name the connection. We recommend providing names corresponding to server name. In our example the connection was given Nord_US_258_UDP name. Afterwards click Browse to upload the .ovpn configuration file we have edited in step #13.
- 19. In the window that pops up select Desktop or whichever location you have saved the .ovpn configuration file in and locate the us258_nordvpn_com_udp1194.ovpn file. Once the file is selected click Open.
- 20. You will see the name of the file you have uploaded in one of the lines. That means that the file has been successfully uploaded and you can click Finish.
- 21. A new VPN profile named Nord_US_258_UDP can be seen in the list of available VPNs. After you select it you will be able to connect to VPN.
- 22. After a couple seconds you should connect to VPN and the Connect button will change to Disconnect.
- 23. If everything is set up correctly, you will see the confirmation that the VPN connection is active and your AsusTOR is secured.
Now it is time to make sure the VPN connection is indeed there.
- 1. First off go back to the main AsusTOR window. You will next need to open the App Central from there.
- 2. In the App Central window that opens up select All Apps. You can see it on the left side list.
- 3. Once you open the list of all available apps, use the search bar at the upper right corner of the window to search for Deluge. The list of available programs should get reduced to Deluge only. Afterwards click on the Install button near the Deluge application to download it to your AsusTOR system.
- 4. After you hit Install a new pop up window will show up specifying what is going to be downloaded. Please click Install.
- 5. You will need to wait a bit for the app to be downloaded and installed. Once the process is complete the pop up window will get closed and the Install option near Deluge will change to Installed.
- 6. Now you can go back to the main AsusTor window and you will see that the deluge is already available. Please open it.
- 7. A new tab will open up asking for your deluge password. By default it is deluge.
- 8. After you enter the default Deluge password, you will be prompted to change it which we recommend doing by clicking Yes.
- 9. A new pop up window will show up, please select the available 127.0.0.1 host and connect to it.
- 10. You will now be able to change your password by filling out "Old Password", "New Password" and "Confirm Password" fields and hitting the Change button.
- 11. Once the password is changed, click on OK at the lower right corner of the window to proceed with the set up.
- 12. Now please go to the http://ipmagnet.services.cbcdn.com/ website. Please right click on the "Magnet link" text that is highlighted and select the Copy Link Location option. Do not close this tab until we confirm that the VPN connection is active.
- 13. Now go back the Deluge tab and click on Add in the upper right corner of the window.
- 14. In the new pop up window select URL option.
- 15. In to the Url field, paste the link of the Magnet link you have copied in step #35. You can paste using Ctrl + V command on Windows and Linux or Command + V if you are a Mac OS X user. Once you paste the magnet link into the Url field, click Add.
- 16. In the Add Torrents window you also need to click Add that is located at the bottom of the window.
- 17. The magnet link torrent will show up in the list of your active torrents.
- 18. Now go back to the website you have copied the magnet link from and you should see the IP address of the VPN server you are connected to. In case the IP address does not show up right away use Update option on the right side of the website to refresh the list.
If you see the IP address of the server you are connected to, you have successfully connected to VPN. Well done!