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How to Configure and Use NordVPN on Sabai

Written by Shummas Humayun
Last updated May 23, 2024

If your router is running on Sabai firmware, you can easily install NordVPN using its OpenVPN client to encrypt your Internet connections across all devices. This will not only let you access NordVPN on devices that don't support VPNs but also secure as many devices as your router can support.

However, its setup process may seem a little complex to first-time users. After all, it requires manual adjustments, such as uploading your chosen server's OpenVPN config file and changing other variables in the settings.

In this article, we'll teach you how to configure NordVPN on Sabai with easy-to-follow instructions.

How to Configure NordVPN on Sabai

You can configure NordVPN on Sabai by downloading the VPN's .ovpn file and manually adding it to your router's settings. But there are many other settings to change as well. Here's a step-by-step guide.

1. Sign up for NordVPN from your computer using any Web browser.

2. Go to your NordVPN Account Dashboard and click 'NordVPN' > 'Set up NordVPN manually.'

3. Copy your username and password from under 'Service credentials' (we'll use them later).

NordVPN's service credentials from its account dashboard

4. Visit '' or '' to access your router login page.

5. Enter your router's username and password to access its settings.

6. Navigate to the 'Network' option from the top-right corner and choose 'OpenVPN.'

7. Open the NordVPN server tool to pick a server.

8. Click on the 'Show available protocols' >'Download config' next to OpenVPN UDP.

NordVPN server hostname

9. Go back to your router's login page and click on 'Choose File.'

NordVPN server config file on Sabai

10. You need to upload the configuration file here.

11. After the file gets imported, click on 'Show File.'

NordVPN server config file upload on Sabai

12. Next, choose Edit.

NordVPN server config file edit

13. Paste the NordVPN service credentials you copied earlier and click on 'Done.'

Enter NordVPN service credentials on Sabai

14. Press the 'Start' button after you've entered the details under the OpenVPN Setup.

Start NordVPN on Sabai

Final Thoughts

Installing NordVPN on Sabai isn't difficult at all. Simply follow our instructions to set it up within 5 - 10 minutes. It's a one-time setup and secures every Wi-Fi-enabled device in your home. The only downside of a router setup is that you'll have to reconfigure it every time you want to change the VPN server.

In some situations, you may want to change the VPN's servers on the go, such as when accessing different digital platforms available only in particular countries. In such cases, you may want to set up and install NordVPN natively on your device(s) instead of a router.

That's all! Now you know how to configure and use NordVPN on Sabai firmware-based routers. If you have further queries, drop us a comment using the button below. Thanks for reading!

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