How to setup nordvpn on your router with dd-wrt
This is a topic I’ve seen asked a few times recently on the DD-WRT Marvell forum. Until upgrading to the most recent build, you’ll almost definitely need to pick an older build (from a year ago) with a smaller size (less than 32mB) (s). Make sure you flash the right version for your WRT1900ACS model and hardware revision (V1, V2). I found that progress with r35531 is listed in the thread titled Simple DD-WRT Install FAQ for WRT1900AC?, and that build is from 03-26-2018. It’s just under 32MB, and it seems that the builds will only get bigger after this date. To be safe, I’d go for a January 2018 build because they’re a little smaller. I suggest using Firefox to flash (or Waterfox or Pale Moon). I like portable releases because they don’t interfere with your normal browsing habits (add-ons etc). To be secure, turn off autofill and autoupdate.
Thank you for your reply.
I read the thread you mentioned and searched for older firmware, but the only place I could find it was on the Linsys website, which only gave me the most recent update – where can I get an older build? I’ve tried’restore previous firmware’ and ‘factory reset,’ but the new version remains. As I previously said, I have used a number of browsers and currently prefer Firefox.
I’ve never seen what you would call a “typical” home network in as long as I can remember. In the early 2000s, I had a Cisco home lab with two Cisco 2610 routers that were given to me by a neighbor. I ended up using these to set up a home DMZ for my WiFi network, which was still using WEP at the time, so I was worried about stability. Although this was useful for my research, I was also able to use it in the real world. My car was one of the applications. That’s right, I had a WiFi-enabled car in 2004. I wanted to mount a Shuttle XPC in the back of my Honda Accord Type-R], with a touch screen in the front console and full-screen Winamp for my MP3 collection, before I had children. Back then, I won a few trophies in UK sound-off competitions. It was all a lot of fun.
I’ve been using a Draytek Vigor 2925n for a few years now. When I lived in England, my original motivation for buying this was to improve my sluggish internet speed. Since I couldn’t get cable, I had to rely on VDSL2 technology (BT Infinity in my case). I was fortunate to get 11Mbps download and 1.5Mbps upload due to the distance from the cabinet (DSLAM) being over 1.1 kilometers. I was able to load-balance through these connections with the 2925n and double my speed. In a way. While it isn’t true bonded DSL, each link can only use one of the DSL lines, it was still very helpful. It was also useful for circumventing some geo-restrictions (ahem, Netflix), as it was simple to construct a second SSID that was linked to a VPN provider.
The Linksys WRT1900ACS is an excellent wireless router, and one of its best qualities is that it is compatible with a variety of open source firmwares, including dd-wrt. So, if you’re like me and want to use the OpenSource router firmware to activate all of the router’s power rather than the restricted factory firmware, read this guide to learn how to do it. It’s not a complicated process, but I ran into a few issues while upgrading the firmware on my router, so I’ve included all of the solutions in this guide. I’m hoping they will assist you as well.
DISCLAIMER: If you use a non-official firmware like dd-wrt to upgrade your router, you run the risk of bricking it. You’re doing it at your own risk. You are entirely responsible for anything you do, and I will not be held accountable for everything that goes wrong when attempting to install dd-wrt on it, like bricking your router.
Since firmwares are not compatible between hardware versions, you must first check your Linksys WRT1900ACS router version (v1 or v2) before continuing. The hardware version is called version, ver., or V and is placed beside or underneath the model number. If your Linksys product does not have a version number beside the model number, it is version 1. If you’re still having trouble locating your version number, visit the Linksys Official Support site for more information.
The WRT1900ACS v2 from Linksys has a really nice function. There are two boot sectors on it. This complicates DD-WRT upgrades and downgrades (at least if you want to keep the stock firmware in one sector), but it allows reverting to stock quite simple.
Keep in mind that if you don’t use the option below to upgrade or uninstall DD-WRT after it’s initial installation, you’ll end up with DD-WRT in both boot sectors (one with the original DD-WRT version and the other with the upgraded/downgraded version).
You can now update or downgrade your DD-WRT version assuming you have already installed DD-WRT as defined in the install section here. Get your preferred version from the DD-WRT ftp region. Please notice that the ddwrt-linksys-wrt1900acsv2-webflash.bin image must be selected (the factory-to-ddwrt.bin image is only used to install DD-WRT from stock).