NordVPN - Guide for Restricted Countries (Linux Version)

Modified on Mon, 11 May 2020 at 09:42 PM

In order to connect to our servers from countries with internet restrictions, please follow the steps below:

Make sure you are connecting through the Quick Connect option on our applications with UDP connection protocol;

If you still cannot connect using the Quick Connect, try connecting specifically to Singapore, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States;

If still no luck using the methods above, we have a workaround with manual connection methods.

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.

Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration directory with command:

cd /etc/openvpn

3. Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration directory with command:

cd /etc/openvpn

4. Download OpenVPN

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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