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Setting up a router with NordVPN

Setting up a router with a VPN connection can be useful if you have devices that cannot be connected by themselves, or if you have a lot of devices to connect.

If you are wondering what router is best for you, here is an article about what router is recommended to use with NordVPN to provide you both with best performance and security.

In order to setup VPN client connection on your router, it has to support at least one of these connection types: PPTPL2TP or OpenVPN. Furthermore, it has to support it as a "Client" (as opposed to a "Server") to allow you to connect it to NordVPN servers.

Reading the router user's manual (which you can usually find in the manufacturer's website), contacting your retailer or checking your router setting should help you determine if it supports the necessary protocols. Most ISP-issued routers do not support VPN configurations.

If it does support the required protocols, you can search our knowledge base for your router manufacturers name and you should find a tutorial on how to set it up or check our "Routers" tutorials section under "Connectivity" category. If you cannot find the setup guide for your router, you can contact our customer support for help.

Note: if the router lists a protocol being supported in "pass-through" mode, it will most likely not work - "pass-through" simply means that the router does not block VPN connections from devices connected to it, however, does not provide any information on whether the router can be configured itself.

Tip: If you are using multiple devices, a good practice would be to use a password manager. If you are looking for one that would keep your passwords secure and easily accessible on all platforms, here is a special offer from our partners at StickyPassword.

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