How to Connect TP-Link Router to a third-party VPN Provider (For ExpressVPN, NordVPN, etc.)

How to Connect TP-Link Router to a third-party VPN Provider (For ExpressVPN, NordVPN, etc.)

How to Connect TP-Link Router to a third-party VPN Provider (For ExpressVPN, NordVPN, etc.)
How to Connect TP-Link Router to a third-party VPN Provider (For ExpressVPN, NordVPN, etc.)
2021-08-06 03:56:20 - last edited 3 weeks ago
Model: TP-Link Routers  
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A growing number of community users are showing great interest in the VPN Client feature on the TP-Link routers, we are happy to announce here that we do have some router models that support the VPN Client feature, and there will be more in the near future.

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This post will be actively updated to notify the new models that add the support for VPN Client feature, welcome to subscribe!
 


What are the models that support VPN Client?

 

All the models listed below support VPN Client (Implemented):

Router Model & Hardware Version

OpenVPN

PPTP

L2TP over IPsec

Archer AX20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX21

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX1800

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX90

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer GX90

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX80 Yes Yes Yes
Archer GX95 Yes Yes Yes

Archer AX3200

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX73 Yes Yes Yes

Archer AX72

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX72 Pro

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX4400

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX6000_V2.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX11000

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX55

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AX55 Pro Yes Yes Yes

Archer AX75

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AXE75

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AXE95 Yes Yes Yes

Archer AX3000 Pro

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archer AXE300

Yes

Yes

Yes

Note:
1. If you cannot find the VPN Client feature on your router listed above, check and update your router firmware to the latest version.
2. The list above is subject to change and might not include all models and hardware versions. We will update it once there are new models or hardware available.

 

Models that will support VPN Client via firmware update (Planned/Beta firmware):

Router Model & Hardware Version

OpenVPN

PPTP

L2TP over IPsec

Archer AX6000_V1.0_1.3.0 early release firmware (Updated on Dec 21, 2022)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Note:
1. You will need to perform a firmware upgrade on your router later when the firmware is released.
2. Be sure you have read the Terms and Conditions for TP-Link Beta Firmware before proceeding!
3. The list above is subject to change and might not include all models and hardware versions. We will update it once there are new models or hardware available.

 

For other models that are not listed above, there is currently no plan to add the support for the VPN Client feature, so we will not answer when you ask if your router model will support it in the future. It's suggested to keep an eye on the official website or on the router web GUI/Tether app for any new updates. Leave your comment below if you want your router to have the VPN Client feature, be sure to include the model number.

 

 

How to use the VPN Client feature on the TP-Link Router?

Go through the setup guide to configure and use the VPN Client feature:
How to install a VPN on TP-Link Wi-Fi Router (For Express VPN, NordVPN, etc.)
 


What VPN Server does the VPN Client work with?

The VPN Client of the TP-Link router can work with third-party VPN Servers such as ExpressVPN, NordVPNSurfshark, Mullvad, Proton VPN, Private Tunnel, PIA, etc. Let the community know if it works with other VPN Servers that are not listed.
Note: If the above VPN service provider updates their VPN settings and/or protocols, we may need to update the router firmware to support them in the future.

 

Welcome to comment below if there is anything that needs to be updated or if you have more concerns.

 

 

 

Related Articles:

Wi-Fi Routers that are Planned to support WireGuard VPN

What is a VPN client? How to set one up on a TP-Link router.
How to Establish a VPN Connection on TP-Link Wi-Fi Router?
Manually create the unified format for OpenVPN profile when connecting to CyberGhost OpenVPN Server
What can I do if VPN Client is not working?

 

 

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2021-08-23 06:41:17 - last edited 2021-08-23 06:52:16

@IrcCafe   @macmax1718 

 

Can we confirm who is the OpenVPN provider in this network?

 

If you failed to set up the VPN Client on the AX20, please check the solutions we provided in the below thread:

[Solution] VPN Client is not working


 

 

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-12 07:40:57

@Kevin_Z will tp link c6 v3 get this feature?

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-15 14:10:39

Hmmmm...

 

It starts to look promising regarding a vpn client.smiley

 

Hopefully my Ax11000 will get support for a vpn client as well.

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-18 14:59:45
Hi, this is an important feature for cellular routers. Currently the openVPN server is not working as expected because the cellular operator is assigning a private ip address to the router but the dynamic dns resolves the public address used to access the web.
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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-18 17:35:39

@marcobrick yes exactly... Also most of the consumer broadband connections doesn't give public ip.. they provide a private ip. 

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-19 01:20:52

@marcobrick  @Souvik30 

 

Thank you both for sharing your opinion on the VPN Client feature on the TP-Link cellular routers, we do hear some feedback that the cellular operator is assigning a private IP address to the router, and we find a customer sharing his experience and solution here, you can check if it helps:

Access your LAN behind a 4G router, from the outside, with ngrok

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-19 12:18:59

@Kevin_Z 

Hello

good day

I would like to know if these published models work to configure VPN by OPENVPN protocols and configure the files that ExpressVPN provided me, which is my VPN directly from the router and not have to use the VPN application in Windows or on my Smartphone.

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-20 01:56:33

@macmax1718 

 

Just found you are reporting the issue on another thread, we can discuss it there.

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2021-08-20 03:57:40

@Kevin_Z

What is the difference between vnp client and l2tp, pptp connection? If i had known there are only specific routers with VPN client, i would have bought one of these.

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-20 08:40:57

@omegadoom 

 

Do you mean L2TP/PPTP connection on the router WAN as below?

 

That is one of the WAN connection types provided by the Internet Server Providers mostly in Russian, it is not commonly used for connecting to a normal VPN server, which could be encrypted. You can refer to this guide to know more about the settings:
https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/2344/

 

You can use the newly adopted VPN Client feature to connect to some commonly known VPN servers, such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

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Re:[New Firmware] Routers supporting VPN Client
2021-08-20 08:57:52

@Kevin_Z 

 

Ok, it is about encryption. I think my archer c6 will never have such true vpn feature. It is probaly only for premium products like AX.

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