How to set up PureVPN on NetDuma and Nighthawk router

With a high popularity in demand of NetDuma and Nighthawk recently and you prefer to connect on the internet, then here's a guide for you to configure on NetDuma and Nighthawk routers.

Written By Lorenzo Vincent

Updated at December 26th, 2023

Configuring a PureVPN tunnel on your router is a great way to ensure the safety and security of all the devices in your home. This method is especially beneficial if you have devices that donā€™t have VPN compatibility or you want to protect all the Wi-Fi-connected devices in your home.

With the high popularity in demand of NetDuma and Nighthawk recently and you prefer to connect on the internet, then here's a guide for you to configure on NetDuma and Nighthawk routers.

Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN Member Area. Click šŸ‘‰Ā here to visit Member Area.

  • Login to the Member Area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.

  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials.

  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.

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How to set up OpenVPN on Netgear NetDuma and Nighthawk router

Configuring Netduma and Nighthawk

  • PureVPN is now added in below NetGear ( Netduma & Nighthawk ) through the Hybrid VPN option.
  • Hybrid VPN is available on the latest firmware for Netduma R1, Nighthawk XR500, XR450, and XR700**
  • For Netduma R1: if you are signed up to the Open Beta, you will receive an email from netduma@netduma.com with the latest firmware and instructions. Please go here if you have not signed up yet: https://netduma.com/r1-dumaos/
  • For Nighthawk: Upgrade to the latest XR500 firmware by going to >Settings >Administration >Firmware Update and then clicking Check. The latest firmware may have already been installed, but if not, confirm you would like to proceed with the upgrade.
  • This image shows how your VPN setup will look like.


  • Click Hybrid VPNĀ option and under Basic tab enter the following details.
    1. Username and Password: Enter your VPN credentials. Here is how you can find your VPNĀ credentials.
    2. Provider: PureVPN
    3. Country: Select the desired country.
    4. Protocol: Select either TCPĀ or UDP

  • In order to connect, click EnableĀ and your logs will identify that you're connected.

  • In order to redirect VPN traffic on specific devices, click "Add device" on the right side and you'll see the list of devices connected to and the selection of your preferred device will be using VPN.
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