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How to Configure and Use NordVPN on Padavan

Written by Srijani Ghosh
Published on May 4, 2022

All the Padavan firmware-based routers can run NordVPN. You have to use the OpenVPN client of NordVPN with this open-source custom firmware. But the setup process can be a bit tough for first-time VPN users. That's why we've provided a complete step-by-step guide here to help you set up, configure and use NordVPN on the Padavan router. Have a look. 

1. First, visit the NordVPN website.

2. Next, click the Grab the Deal button and choose a subscription plan on the next screen. 

3. You’ve to fill in the required details now and complete your purchase.

4. Once done, access your router’s login page by visiting one of these IPs- 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.

5. Now, enter the default login credentials from your User Manual and access your dashboard. 

6. Next, navigate to VPN Client and choose the Settings tab. 

7. Then, fill in the details mentioned below. 

VPN Client Settings

NordVPN server
Note

Alternatively, you can choose Port 443 and Transport option as TCP

Note

For this field, you can find your NordVPN username and password in your online account dashboard; under Service credentials.

advanced configuration

Access the OpenVPN Extended Configuration Menu (Copy & Paste the below code)

remote-cert-tls server
remote-random
nobind
tun-mtu 1500
tun-mtu-extra 32
mssfix 1450
persist-key
persist-tun
ping-timer-rem
reneg-sec 0
# log /tmp/vpn.log
### Syslog verbose level
verb 3
mute 10

Settings Depending on Remote VPN Server Role

8. Once done, hit the Apply button and move to the OpenVPN Certificates & Keys tab.

padavan NordVPN client setup

9. Now, click here to download the ca.crt and ta.key files and copy-paste the content of those files into the 'ca.crt (Root CA Certificate):' and 'ta.key (TLS Auth Key) - secret:' fields. 

NordVPN keys

10. Once done, click the Apply button and move on to making your changes permanent.

11. You can do that in the below-mentioned methods

12. If you want complete DNS leak protection, fill in the below details on the LAN - DHCP Server tab-

DNS and WINS Server Setting

Padavan DNS for NordVPN

13. When done, your entire connection will be encrypted. 

That’s all! Now you know how to configure and use NordVPN on Padavan. If you’ve further queries, drop us a comment through the below button. Thanks for reading!



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