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Connecting to NordVPN (Linux Network Manager)

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To connect to NordVPN using the Linux Network Manager, follow these steps:

  1. Download the OpenVPN Configuration File Package and extract them into a folder of your choice.
  2. Enter the following command to make sure that you have installed all of the available updates on your device system and OpenVPN network manager:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y && sudo apt install network-manager-openvpn-gnome -y
  3. Click on the network selection button in the upper-right corner of the screen, press “VPN off”, and select “VPN settings” from the drop-down menu.

    The VPN menu can be accessed with the network selection button in the top-right corner of the screen
  4. A configuration window will open. Press the “+” icon next to “VPN.”

    In the VPN settings, press the “+” icon next to “VPN” to proceed with NordVPN setup on Linux
  5. You will be prompted to choose a connection type. Select “Import from file…”

    In the “Add VPN” menu, select “Import from file…” to continue setting up NordVPN for Linux
  6. You will be asked to select a file you would like to import. Navigate to the folder where you have extracted the configuration files, select one of the files from the list, and click "Open."

    Select an “.ovpn” file and click “Open” in the top-right corner of the Linux Network Manager
     
  7. In the pop-up window, enter your NordVPN service username and password. Press “Add.”

    You can find your NordVPN service credentials through your Nord Account dashboard. Copy the credentials using the “Copy” buttons on the right.

    Copy your NordVPN service credentials from your Nord Account dashboard to continue setup on Linux

    Paste your NordVPN service credentials under the “Authentication” section of the pop-up screen
  8. Now click on the toggle under the VPN section to connect to a NordVPN server. The toggle switch will turn green once connected.

    The connect to NordVPN on Linux, use the toggle under the VPN section of the “Network connections”

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