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chefshadez

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#258507 7-Oct-2019 18:52
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Hey guys!

I've been wanting to set up a VPN for a while now, but have only just started seriously looking into it.
I'm a bit of a rookie when it comes to this stuff, but usually can pick it up fast!

I'm interested in Nord VPN, but am wanting to run it through the router as to be able to keep my smart tv/chromecast/netflix etc all working together without hassle. 

I haven't had much luck in finding any guides or info on setting Nord VPN up on a fritzbox. I'm pretty sure it is possible, but want to make sure and see if anyone knows how.

 

 

 

If anyone could offer some guidance that would be much appreciated! I'm open to looking at other options also.

Thanks!


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  #2332153 7-Oct-2019 19:25
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I assume this is to unblock some things?

 

To be honest I don't think it'll be possible on the Fritz!Box. However, take a look in the unblocking forums of which I've just added you to for some solutions.





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  #2332177 7-Oct-2019 19:48
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Thanks for your reply! It’s more for security and safety measures, the geo unblocking is more of an added bonus the wife is keen on. That’s a bugger, I guess the only other option would be to invest in a compatible router!

 
 
 
 


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  #2332191 7-Oct-2019 20:22
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I set up a VPN from my phone to my Fritzbox 7390. When I run speedtest.net on my phone, on a fast WiFi connection that usually gets 30Mbps, I get about 2Mbps through the Fritzbox VPN. The 7490 is no doubt more powerful, but maybe you should invest in a dedicated device for this. You could get a R.Pi4 and set up OpenVPN, you can probably set that up to talk to Nord and use it as a proxy server or something. It's not quite whole house.

 

I don't really see much need for a VPN for privacy in NZ, unless you're doing something dodgy or illegal.


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  #2332328 8-Oct-2019 07:30
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timmmay:

 

I don't really see much need for a VPN for privacy in NZ, unless you're doing something dodgy or illegal.

 

 

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  #2341502 21-Oct-2019 20:18
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Have you had any success with NordVPN? I am also using a Fritzbox 7490 with 2 degrees and am cant seem to find a vpn provider that supports the Fritzbox. ExpressVPN says No. Appreciate any findings/learnings you have had. TIA

 

 

 

 


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  #2341512 21-Oct-2019 20:54
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dud88:

 

Have you had any success with NordVPN? I am also using a Fritzbox 7490 with 2 degrees and am cant seem to find a vpn provider that supports the Fritzbox. ExpressVPN says No. Appreciate any findings/learnings you have had. TIA

 

 

You're probably best off getting one of the Nord Recommended Routers, even if you use it as a WAP with your current router - which I think should be easy enough, but I've never tried it.

 

I see with the Fritz you can select Internet -> Permit Access -> VPN which has options including "Connect this FRITZ!Box with a company's VPN" and "Import a VPN configuration from an existing VPN settings file". One of those should hopefully let you tunnel your traffic to Nord or another VPN.

 

I find the Fritz 7390 gets 2Mbps when I VPN from my phone to home on a fast WiFi connection, then run speed test on my phone through WiFi -> Fritz VPN -> out to the internet. It's not a super fast router for that.


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