Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




5 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 258507 7-Oct-2019 18:52
Send private message

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!


Create new topic
/dev/null
9029 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2332153 7-Oct-2019 19:25
Send private message

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.







5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 2332177 7-Oct-2019 19:48
Send private message

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!

 
 
 
 


15558 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2332191 7-Oct-2019 20:22
Send private message

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.


820 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2332328 8-Oct-2019 07:30
Send private message

timmmay:

 

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

 

 

Welcome to the flock! https://netzpolitik.org/2015/edward-snowden-ueber-ich-hab-nichts-zu-verbergen/





- ISP1: T-OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat

 

- ISP2: 4G/LTE USB modem + TL-MR3020, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)

 

- NET: ZBOX nano router, 2 C2960X-48TS-L, 2 GWN7630, 1 GWN7610, 2 UPS

 

- SVR: E3C236 32G/20T, 2 H2 16G/500G, HC1 5T, N2 128G | HC2 14T, HC2 1T

 

- USR: DeskMini 310, NUC8i7HVK, Aspire E5, EliteBook 840, Galaxy Tab, 4K TV

 

- IoT: 3 public/1 private LoRaWAN gateways, various openHAB bindings (CCU3)

 

- 3D: Ender-3, Ender-3 Pro, Ultimaker 2E+, Ultimaker 3, Ultimaker S5, MP-CNC

 

- ipPBX: GRP2613, GO-Box 100, SPA112 (Fax and W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)


1 post

Wannabe Geek


  # 2341502 21-Oct-2019 20:18
Send private message

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

 

 

 

 


15558 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2341512 21-Oct-2019 20:54
Send private message

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.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.