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Some wireless routers allow replacing the stock firmware with a custom version called Tomato. This firmware broadens router’s capabilities, controls and functions, transforming a regular router into a high-end device.

To further add to the functionalities of your router, you can set up a VPN service on it. This way, all devices connected to the router will be automatically using the VPN connection. Your Internet traffic will be secured, and you will be able to access geographically blocked content from all around the world.

This VPN tutorial offers useful guidelines for getting started using the NordVPN service on a router running the Tomato firmware. You can also find setup guidelines 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 cryptographic algorithms. We use it in NordVPN apps for various operating systems, as it is considered to be one of the best protocols in the industry.