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AsustWRT Merlin

AsusWRT-Merlin is a third-party alternative firmware for Asus routers. Among other things, it allows adding to the router’s functionalities by configuring a VPN service on it.

Setting up VPN on your router ensures that all devices connected to it automatically have their Internet traffic secured, saving you a number of simultaneous VPN connections. Besides, it allows you to access geographically blocked streaming content, such as music or sports, on all connected devices.

These VPN guidelines offer tips for getting started using NordVPN on a router flashed with the AsusWR-Merlin firmware. You can also find setup tutorials for other platforms (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and more) here.


OpenVPN is a mature, secure and robust open-source protocol, which works with a wide variety of platforms. We use OpenVPN in NordVPN apps for other devices, as it is considered to be one of the best protocols in the industry.