This tutorial explains how to connect your Tomato firmware router to NordVPN using the L2TP protocol.
First things first, these changes are made in the web configuration panel of your router. You can access it by visiting the local IP of your router from your web browser. The two most common, default local IPs that most routers have are 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 – you can access these by opening http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 in your browser. The default IP, username and password are listed in your router’s User Manual.
Please note, that L2TP alone does not encrypt your traffic, it only reroutes you through one of our servers. Please use it at your own risk. This does not apply to L2TP/IPsec.
To use L2TP protocol on your Tomato router follow these steps:
1. Go to Basic – > Network
2. Fill in these fields:
Username: Your NordVPN username
Password: Your NordVPN password
L2TP Server: any server from our list: https://nordvpn.com/servers/ , for example: de85.nordvpn.com
Use DHCP: Check
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Connect Mode: Keep Alive
Radial Interval: 30
3. Click on Save.