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Connecting from countries with internet restrictions on Linux

Please note that since Linux has a lot of different distributions, the configuration interfaces may vary.

  1. Open Terminal (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T).
  2. Install the OpenVPN client by entering:
    • sudo apt-get install openvpn

      You may be asked to enter your user password to confirm your identity.
  3. Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration directory with command:
    • cd /etc/openvpn
  4. Download OpenVPN configuration files.
  5. Start OpenVPN with a chosen configuration by entering:
    • sudo openvpn [file name]
    • sudo openvpn
    • sudo openvpn /etc/openvpn/
  6. OpenVPN will ask you for credentials. Enter your NordVPN account login details.
  7. You have successfully connected to VPN. To disconnect, open Terminal and press Ctrl + C on your keyboard.

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