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Connect to NordVPN with Edge Extension

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Downloading the NordVPN Edge Extension

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.

    Edge browser icon found on desktop
  2. Go to Edge Add-ons and enter "NordVPN" into the search bar (or simply click here).  
  3. On the NordVPN extension page, to the right, you'll find the button "Get". Press on it. 
    NordVPN extension screen
  4. A window will appear, explaining the permissions the extension will have. Continue by clicking Add extension.

    Prompt asking whether to add the NordVPN extension
  5. After the installation is finished, the NordVPN logo will appear on the toolbar in the top-right corner of the browser. Click on the NordVPN logo and you will be prompted to either log in or sign up using Nord Account.

    Tip: Don't forget to use a strong password on your NordVPN account as it will help you to avoid credential stuffing attacks and will keep your account safe.

    As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend to download free password manager - NordPass. It generates secure passwords when needed and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future. NordPass also offers Edge extension.

Using and customizing the NordVPN Edge Extension

Let's look at how you can make the first connection and adjust the extension settings to suit your needs.

  1. Protected status: when you connect to a NordVPN server, this bar will confirm that your connection is successful by displaying the status as Protected.
  2. Quick Connect: the fastest way to begin using the NordVPN extension. After pressing Quick Connect, you'll be immediately connected to a NordVPN server.
  3. Search: whereas the Quick Connect option will decide on a server location for you, this option allows you to specify the country of the NordVPN server. 
  4. Account settings: here you can find your account information, change the extension language, and set the Split-Tunneling settings.

  5. Support Assistance: more information about the extension and live chat with an agent option can be found here.

  6. Notifications: updates and news about the NordVPN extension.

  7. Privacy and security controls: enable the WebRTC Leaks option and enable Threat Protection Lite.

  8. VPN settings: switch on the automatic connection function here and activate the split tunneling function.

  9. Main extension window: If you click here, you can open the main extension window.
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