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FlashRouters Privacy App

DD-WRT firmware build requirements

Minimum required DD-WRT build for FlashRouters Privacy App: build version 02-12-2018-r34929. You can download this build from this page:

Minimum required DD-WRT build for Simple Setup FlashRouters Privacy App: build version 08-30-2018-r36808. You can download this build from this page:

Officially Supported Routers:

  • Netgear R6300v2
  • Netgear R6400v2
  • Netgear R7000
  • Netgear R7800
  • Netgear R8000
  • Netgear R9000
  • Linksys WRT1200AC
  • Linksys WRT1900ACv1
  • Linksys WRT1900ACv2
  • Linksys WRT3200ACM
  • Linksys WRT32X
  • Asus RT-AC56U
  • Asus RT-AC87U
  • Asus RT-AC5300
  • Asus RT-N16

App is built to work with DD-WRT supported routers that have at least 16MB of flash memory. For specific questions or issues with a certain model contact FlashRouters Support.

How to Install the FlashRouters Privacy App

  1. FlashRouter must have an Internet connection.
  2. Go to Administration > Commands and copy and paste the following line:
    curl --insecure --silent | sh
  3. Click Run Commands.
  4. The user should see an Installation Successful message readout.

How to access the FlashRouters Privacy App

  1. Go to
  2. OR in DD-WRT settings go to Status > MyPage
  3. OR directly at

How to connect to NordVPN

  1. Make sure you are on the Connect page in the FlashRouters App and Enter NordVPN account username and password.
  2. Select NordVPN server:
    1. Server dropdown is searchable by scrolling or typing desired server number
    2. Server Sort by Country Closest to you
    3. Server Sort by Country Least Loaded
  3. Click Connect.

Using Auto-Connect and Global Kill Switch

  1. Check Auto-Connect box to have FlashRouter connect to NordVPN automatically upon reboot.
  2. Check Global Kill Switch to kill the Internet connection if the VPN is disconnected.

Using Options page

  1. Device Renaming
  2. Policy Routing for Devices:
    1. Default – Connected to VPN
    2. Kill-Switch – per device Kill Switch (Global Kill Switch must be disabled)
    3. VPN-Bypass – device connects directly to ISP
  3. Policy Routing for Websites and Host IP’s

Simple Setup

DNS Servers: Enter any custom DNS servers from a trusted source like Google, OpenDNS, or NordVPN DNS servers: and

Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz: View and/or edit your FlashRouter 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi network SSID or Password. Click “Apply” and your router will automatically Reboot and 2.4Ghz WiFi network info will be updated.

Wi-Fi 5.0Ghz: View and/or edit your FlashRouter 5.0Ghz Wi-Fi network SSID or Password. Click “Apply” and your router will automatically Reboot and 5.0Ghz WiFi network info will be updated.

Note: If you have a tri-band router, another Wi-Fi 5Ghz section will be in this area.

Remember: After changing WiFi information you will need to rejoin the network to regain access to your router and the FlashRouters App.

Back to DD-WRT: Click if you would like to change additional settings within the DD-WRT firmware GUI.

Configure VPN: All done? Move onto VPN setup in the FlashRouters Privacy App.

More information is available here:


If you get any issues with FlashRouters App, please contact the FlashRouters support via this form: