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How to Setup OpenVPN on NetDuma and Nighthawk Router

Feb 07, 2019
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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 don’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.

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection.
  2. VPN Supported Router.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN member area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • On subscriptions 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 on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to Setup OpenVPN on 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 [email protected] with the latest firmware and instructions. Please go here if you have not signed up yet:
  • 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.
Configuring Netduma and Nighthawk
  • Click Hybrid VPN option and under Basic tab enter the following details.
    1. Username and Password: Enter your VPN credentials. Here is how you can find your VPN credentials.
    2. Provider: PureVPN
    3. Country: Select the desired country.
    4. Protocol: Select either TCP or UDP
Select Hybrid VPN option
  • In order to connect, click Enable and your logs will identify that you’re connected.
To connect PureVPN click "Enable"
  • 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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Comments (2 )


  1. Tim Butt says:

    how do I get live chat ?
    I have problem setting up on Asus RT1900P router .
    No info on what to put in Default Gateway .