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NordVPN Netgear Nighthawk R7800 X4S AC2600 DD-WRT FlashRouter

NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Quick Overview

• Great For Large Homes
• Perfect For 10+ Devices
• Works With All ISPs
• NordVPN OpenVPN Client
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NEW! FlashRouters Router Privacy App - VPN Privacy Made Easy!

Manually setting up a VPN service on a router has always been notoriously complicated, frustrating and unnecessarily confusing…. until NOW!

Introducing the FlashRouters Router Privacy App - the simple browser-based solution to connect a VPN service on a router. Just a couple clicks and secure your entire home network.

Developed by the DD-WRT & VPN experts at FlashRouters, the FlashRouters Router Privacy App integrates support for most top VPN services.

Can I Use NordVPN Router Right Out of the Box?

The FlashRouters Privacy App works just like an app for Android, Windows or Apple iOS except it’s located on your router. And there is no separate app to install.

However, when you connect to VPN with the FR App, it is not just your computer that you are securing, instead you are securing every device in your home at once. Simply enter your VPN login information, search for your preferred VPN server location, and click Connect to get started.

Premium FR Privacy App Features


  • Easily Manage VPN Devices and Names.
  • Select Setup For Each Device: VPN with Kill-Switch, VPN without Kill-Switch, or VPN-Bypass
  • App Update Alert Notifications - No need to update firmware to get new features.
  • Access DD-WRT FR App Settings via Direct URL.
  • VPN Server Search
  • Auto Connect to VPN on Startup
  • IP Checker
  • Global Kill Switch
  • Kill Switch By Device

In many cases you may not want your entire home network to tunnel through your router VPN connection, and so we have also built enhanced VPN management options in the FR Privacy App.

Auto Connect to VPN

Choose to start the router VPN connection as soon as you connect to the Internet. Reboot your router at any time and automatically restart your VPN connection.

VPN Server Search

Click the VPN server dropdown list and type in the name or country for your preferred servers to quickly find your desired location.

Global Kill Switch

Worried about IP Address and DNS leaking? Check The Global Kill Switch and the FlashRouter will block Internet access if the VPN connection is inactive. If you ever disconnect or lose connection to your VPN service, the Global Kill Switch will make sure that your ISP IP address does not leak. Checking the box will instantly activate Kill Switch on your FlashRouter.

More FR Privacy App Features

  • Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options.
  • Connection Failure Notifications
  • Built-in IP Address Checker & Security Icon
  • OpenVPN Connection Troubleshooting Logs - Copy or Download buttons
  • Setup VPN Rules by Host or Websites (does not apply to streaming services).
  • Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect
  • New VPN User Signup Button.
  • Full DD-WRT Settings/Features Accessible.
  • Optional Cert and Key Fields for VPN providers with additional requirements
  • Works with PPPoE

FlashRouter Privacy App Benefit Details

Instant VPN Support for All Connected Devices

Instead of setting up your VPN on one device at a time with different instructions for each device, you only need to setup VPN once.

Certain devices like streaming players, gaming systems, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices do not have native support for VPN client connections. These devices need security too, and with the FR Privacy App all devices that connect to your home network can now connect through your VPN service.

No More Device VPN Connection Limits

If your VPN provider limits the number of simultaneous connections to their service, you can use just 1 connection for a FlashRouter to cover ALL devices in your home with no device connection limit.

VPN On/Off Device Connection Management

By device management in the FR App Options tab to easily enable or disable VPN on any network device with the click of a button.

Advanced VPN Server Sorting By Load/Proximity

Instead of listing all servers in alphabetical order, we can create additional sorts for By Country views where users can select the least loaded or server closest to them geographically. This helps VPN providers to properly distribute the bandwidth load in real time across servers. (*For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Automatic VPN Server Updates

Get the latest server options and list within the FlashRouters Router Privacy App.(For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options

App user interface is optimized to be viewed via mobile without need for a separate mobile app install.

Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect

Once you establish a VPN connection within the FR App, select any other server from the dropdown list and click Reconnect to quickly update your location. No need to make any manual settings changes.

Auto Connect to VPN on Startup

Easy-to-use toggle setting that tells the FR App to start up the VPN network connection as soon as the router connects to the Internet.


Tired of that boring old router sitting on your shelf? Wish you had something more "dangerous"? Something that looked like it was designed by Alien artist HR Giger? You're in luck.

The NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300 not only looks like a robotic Alien "facehugger", it performs like one too. Featuring a best-in-class 1.4 GHz processor alongside 8 (yes, eight!!) external antennas, the AC5300 is the ultimate, top-tier (or should we say "God Tier") router for lag-free gaming and high quality 4K streaming. With cross-platform compatibility and game acceleration, the AC5300 is a must for any gamer looking to seriously "rekt" it up.

Recommended For: Gamers and users looking to stream 4K video.

What Does DD-WRT Firmware Add to the NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300?

The NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300 FlashRouter is the premiere choice for users who want top-notch, high-definition video streaming quality for your favorite services: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, WatchESPN, and Hulu, among others. Tired of buffering? Choose the  premium router hardware that features a hand-crafted firmware upgrade with the stability, improved security, and full customizability of the open source DD-WRT Linux kernel!

NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300 Specifications

Broadcom 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz) Dual Core Processor

The NordVPN RT-AC5300 model bumps the internal processor to a DD-WRT-leading 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz) Broadcom CPU. This is the one of the best dual core routers we offer with DD-WRT support.

Processing is the key to high performance routing, and this one has room to burn and grow as streaming video demands become increasingly more intensive. For NordVPN users, having a large processor is imperative to streamline the constant encryption and decryption the router will need perform in the process. The better the processor, the faster the VPN-encrypted information can get to you.

8 Powerful External Antennas

The NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300 integrates 8 four high-powered external antennas (a first for Asus Wireless-AC routers) for maximum wireless reach and performance. Since they are external, they are easily upgradable to even more powerful antennas for extended reach if you so desire.

Can I Use the NordVPN RT-AC5300 Right Out of the Box?

Yes, you can. FlashRouters offers complete out of the box integration for NordVPN users. In addition, all FlashRouters include 3 months of hands-on tech support from our team of experts, via e-mail and remote support, so that you can get your NordVPN device running in tip-top shape.

Enter your username, password, and preferred IP location for your NordVPN account during the final step of the secure checkout and your NordVPN RT-AC5300 will arrive pre-configured for your account and ready to be used out of the box.

If you would not like to share this information, no worries: a NordVPN set-up/troubleshooting guide comes with every router so that you can complete the process on your own.

Looking to use a FlashRouter outside the US? The AC5300 FlashRouter is Dual Voltage (100v - 240v) compatible. It ships with a  U.S. power cable, but we also offer international adapters, which are available here.

Want more insight into all DD-WRT firmware offers & how it differs from Tomato?

Review the basics of DD-WRT firmware or watch our DD-WRT info video:


Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates
AC5300 (1000+2165+2165 Mbps)
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type
Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Wireless Security
WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand:
Processor Model:
Processor Speed
Dual Core 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz)
Flash Memory (MB)
Power Adapter
110v-240v ~50-60Hz
Volt Input
19V 3.42A
Hardware Version
Product Condition
New or Recertified
Serial Port(s)
Package Contents
A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable
1 Year Limited
Choose VPN Service
Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Wireless Data Rates
Ethernet Port Type
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Processor Brand:
Processor Speed
Flash Memory (MB)
Volt Input
Included Support Plan
Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC3200 (600+1300+1300 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 USB ( 1 x USB 3.0 & 1 x USB 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 6
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 2.4A
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AD7200 (4600+1733+800 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 6
USB Ports: 2 (3.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Annapurna Labs
Processor Speed: Quad Core 1.7 GHz (1700 MHz)
RAM (MB): 512
Flash Memory (MB): 1000
Volt Input: 19V 3.16A
FCC ID:: PY315100319
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter NordVPN Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter $499.99
Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC5300 (1000+2165+2165 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 8
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz)
RAM (MB): 512
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 3.42A
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
  1. Very powerful review by Robert on 3/30/2017

    This is a very good router. I was very impressed with the performance- not only from the router itself but from flashrouter themselves. Great job guys. The router is impressive because of the range, as you can see from the antennas. It does not disappoint.

  2. Super-Powered review by Patrick on 3/24/2017

    Hey, thanks Flashrouters! This is a super-powered router and I am very glad to have such a behemoth in my house. I am sure all of my stuff is happy too- lol. Finally, a good router!!! This thing looks crazy and it works like how it looks.

  3. Huge Fan review by Matt P. on 3/1/2017

    Using this router turned me into a huge fan of Flash routers. The service they offer is awesome.

    I have been a subscriber of Nord for about a year, but I wanted to use the service on my SmartTV. My TV does not support VPN, so I had to use a router with VPN instead.

    Flash routers was very helpful through the whole process.

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What Makes A FlashRouterDifferent?

Forget spending hours deciphering and testing the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.

FlashRouters offers what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware plus basic network and VPN service configuration assistance from responsive and highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • DD-WRT OR TOMATO PREINSTALLED: A tested and stable firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts.
  • FREE PLUG AND PLAY VPN SERVICE PRE-CONFIGURATION: Enter your VPN username, password and preferred server location in final step of checkout.
  • FREE ONLINE TECH SUPPORT: E-mail & remote Teamviewer included.
  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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