How can I Set up and Use NordVPN on pfSense in Singapore

  • Last updated July 10, 2023
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To set up NordVPN on pfSense in Singapore, you’ll need to use the OpenVPN protocol. Follow our step-by-step guide to set up NordVPN with OpenVPN on pfSense.

While pfSense is one of the best routers, NordVPN is the ultimate privacy stalwart available for users. Using both these services together can provide you with maximum security either at work or home.

NordVPN is one of the best VPNs the world can offer. You can check out all of its features in our NordVPN Review in Singapore.

Why should I Set up and Use NordVPN on pfSense in Singapore?

Well, NordVPN offers multiple features when it comes to providing complete privacy. NordVPN offers 256-bit encryption to all its users along with 5500+ servers.

One of the advantages of this VPN is that NordVPN offers P2P torrenting in Singapore to users with its super-fast downloading speed.


According to our NordVPN speed tests in Singapore, it offers an average speed of 96.92 Mbps on a 100 Mbps connection while downloading. How cool is that?

NordVPN also allows users to unblock geo-restricted content globally. I mean, if you’ve been wanting to stream Disney Plus but couldn’t do it due to its unavailability in your region, then NordVPN with Disney Plus in Singapore is the perfect way to stream it now. Similarly, you can access any geo-restricted library of Netflix with NordVPN in Singapore without any hassle.


NordVPN offers a free trial in Singapore for users that desire to purchase a VPN service. If you want to jump straight to the purchasing part, then you can opt for any of its subscription plans. Sadly, NordVPN life time access in Singapore is not available any more.


You can go through NordVPN’s subscription canceling process in Singapore if you feel disconnected from this VPN.

How to set up NordVPN on pfSense in Singapore:

To install NordVPN on your pfSense router, you need to follow these steps below:

1. Open your browser to sign in to your pfSense account.

2. Go to System, then Certificate Manager, and select CAs.

3. Enter the following information after connecting to any of the servers suggested by NordVPN by clicking +Add:

  • Descriptive Name: Enter the name of your preferred server. The server hostname will be present under the server title.
  • Method: You need to import an existing Certificate Authority.
  • Certificate data: For this, you need to copy and paste the following, then click Save.






























4. Go to VPN. Select OpenVPN and press Clients.

5. Enter the following details after selecting the +Add bar:

    Disable this client: Remove the check

    Server mode: Peer to Peer (SSL/TLS)

    Protocol: UDP on IPv4 only. TCP can also be used.

    Mode of device: tun – Layer 3 Tunnel Mode

    Interface: WAN

    Local port: please leave it empty.

    Server host/ address: Input your server’s address available in the 3rd step.

    Server port: 1194. Use 443 while using TCP.

    Proxy host/address: leave it empty.

    Proxy port: leave it empty.

    Proxy Authentication:

    Description: You can enter any name you like.

6. Under User Authentication Settings, enter:

    Username: Your username of NordVPN.

    Password: Your password in both fields of NordVPN.

   Authentication Retry: Don’t check the box.

7. Under Cryptographic Settings, enter:

    TLS Configuration: Check ‘.’

    TLS Key: Copy and paste the following commands

            —–BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1—–

















     —–END OpenVPN Static key V1—–

  TLS Key Usage Mode: TLS Authentication.

  Peer certificate authority: Enter your preferred descriptive name in Step 3.

  Peer Certificate Revocation list: You don’t need to define it.

  Client certificate: webConfigurator default (59f92214095d8)(Server: Yes, In Use). The numbers on your system may differ.

  Encryption Algorithm: AES-256-GCM

  Enable NCP: Check ‘.’

  NCP Algorithms: AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CBC.

  Auth digest algorithm: SHA512 (512-bit)

  Hardware Crypto: No hardware crypto acceleration.

8. Under Tunnel settings, enter:

    IPv4 tunnel network: leave it empty.

    IPv6 tunnel network: leave it empty.

    IPv4 remote network(s): leave it empty.

    IPv6 remote network(s): leave it empty.

    Limit outgoing bandwidth: leave it empty.

    Compression: No LZO Compression [Legacy style,comp-lzo no]

    Topology: Subnet – Should be one IP address per client in a common subnet.

    Type-of-service: Don’t check ‘.’

    Don’t pull routes: Don’t check ‘.’

    Don’t add/remove routes: Check ‘.’

9. Under Advanced Configuration, enter: Custom Options: Copy and paste the following commands:



     tun-mtu 1500;

     tun-mtu-extra 32;

     mssfix 1450;



     reneg-sec 0;

     remote-cert-tls server;

    UDP FAST I/O: Don’t check “.”

    Send/Receive Buffer: Default

    Gateway creation: Check IPv4 only

    Verbosity level: 3 (recommended)

10. Click Add the NordVPN interface after selecting Interfaces and then Interfaces Assignments.

11. On the left of your assigned interfaces, choose OPT1.

12. Press Save after entering the details below:

      Enable: Check “.”

      Description: NordVPN

      Mac Address: leave empty

      MTU: leave empty.

13. Visit services, then click DNS Resolver. Go to General Settings after this. Click Save after entering the information below:

      Enable: Check ‘.’

      Listen port: You can skip this field.

      Enable SSL/TLS Service: Don’t check ‘.’

      SSL/TLS Certificate: webConfigurator default (59f92214095d8)(Server: Yes, In Use). The numbers on your system may differ.

      SSL/TLS Listen Port: You can skip this field.

      Network Interfaces: All

      Outgoing Network Interfaces: NordVPN

      System Domains Local Zone Type: Transparent

      DNSSEC: Don’t check ‘.’

      DNS Query Forwarding: Check ‘.’

      DHCP Registration: Check ‘.’

      Static DHCP: Check ‘.’

14. At the top of the DNS Resolver bar, choose Advanced Settings. You need to click Save after entering the following:

     Advanced Privacy Options

     Hide Identity: Check ‘.’

     Hide Version: Check ‘.’

     Advanced Resolver Options

     Prefetch Support: Check ‘.’

     Prefetch DNS Key Support: Check ‘.’

15. Visit the Firewall option. Then visit NAT > Outbound > Manual Outbound NAT rule generation. Click Save after this. You will find four rules in front of you. Leave them, and add a new one:

Select NordVPN as an Interface.

     Source: choose your LAN subnet.

Click Save.

16. Delete the IPv6 rule by going to Firewall, then Rules, and then LAN.

17. Select  Show Advanced Options to edit the IPv4 rule. Click Save after changing the NordVPN Gateway.

18. Visit System > General Set up. Then, fill in the following details:

      DNS Server 1:; none

      DNS Server 2:; NordVPN_VPNV4-…

19. Click Save once you’re done.

20. Visit Status, then OpenVPN. Select Status > System Logs > OpenVPN to check your connection log file if you want.

Is NordVPN not working with pfSense in Singapore? Try these tips out

If your NordVPN app doesn’t work properly, you can check out our NordVPN not working in Singapore or follow the quick troubleshooting tips below:

1. Update your app:

An outdated VPN application may result in a VPN glitch. To avoid that, you need to keep your NordVPN app updated. Regular checks for updates may also result in a smooth VPN experience.

2. Firewall blocking:

Your firewall may block your VPN connection from running. You need to visit your firewall settings and add your VPN software to the list of exceptions. This will keep your firewall from blocking your VPN service from running.

3. Switch to another server:

Traffic overload on a server may result in dysconnectivity or a slow connection. Switch to an alternative server if that’s the case for a smoother experience.


To have the perfect privacy combo on your devices, you need to set up NordVPN on pfSense in Singapore because of its compatibility with number of devices makes it the best VPN for multiple devices in Singapore as well. This step-by-step guide may seem slightly complicated, but it’s a one-time thing. Once you’re done setting up NordVPN on your pfSense router, you can enjoy a secure connection on all major devices. You can also find the details on the pfSense NordVPN setup here.

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