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TP-Link router setup

This tutorial explains how to connect your TP-Link router to NordVPN using the L2TP or PPTP protocols.

First things first, these changes are made in the web configuration panel of your router. You can access it by visiting the local IP of your router from your web browser. The two most common, default local IPs that most routers have are 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 - you can access these by opening http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 in your browser. The default IP, username and password are listed in your router’s User Manual.

Please Note: Although technically you can use the L2TP / PPTP protocols, they have serious security flaws. Whenever possible, we recommend choosing OpenVPN or IKEv2/IPSec instead.

Here is how to connect a TP-Link router to NordVPN using the L2TP protocol:

  1. Go to Network -> WAN; If your interface looks different than the image below, you can find it in Internet -> Basic instead.
  2. Set WAN Connection Type as L2TP/Russia L2TP;
  3. Enter your NordVPN credentials;
  4. Enable the Dynamic IP option;
  5. In Service IP Address/Name field enter the address of the server you want to connect to. Our server list can be found at https://nordvpn.com/servers/;
  6. Choose if you would like to be reconnected manually, on demand or always;
  7. Save your settings and hit Connect.

Congratulations, your traffic should be going through NordVPN now! You can visit www.whatismyipaddress.com to confirm the successful VPN connection.

Here is how to connect a TP-Link router to NordVPN using the PPTP protocol:

  1. Go to Network -> WAN; If your interface looks different than the image below, you can find it in Internet -> Basic instead.
  2. Set WAN Connection Type as PPTP/Russia PPTP;
  3. Enter your NordVPN credentials;
  4. Enable the Dynamic IP option;
  5. In Service IP Address/Name field enter the address of the server you want to connect to. Our server list can be found at https://nordvpn.com/servers/;
  6. Choose if you would like to be reconnected manually, on demand or always;
  7. Save your settings and hit Connect.

Congratulations, your traffic should be going through NordVPN now! You can visit www.whatismyipaddress.com to confirm the successful VPN connection.

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