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How to get VPN on Linux?

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I have got Nord VPN and been using it for some years now.
What i would like to know is how do i get it on Linux?
From what i have seen it looks like it is. quite a job getting it working on Linux.
Why is it not straight forward like on a Mac or Windows?
 

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It actually really doesn't look too bad.

it's literally 3 steps.
  • Download it and install
    Code:
    sh <(curl -sSf https://downloads.nordcdn.com/apps/linux/install.sh)
    ^ Should install it.
  • Login
    Code:
    nordvpn login
    To login.
  • Connect
    Code:
    nordvpn connect
    To connect.
Seems pretty easy to me.
 
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:) It actually really doesn't look too bad.

it's literally 3 steps.
  • Download it and install
    Code:
    sh <(curl -sSf https://downloads.nordcdn.com/apps/linux/install.sh)
    ^ Should install it.
  • Login
    Code:
    nordvpn login
    To login.
  • Connect
    Code:
    nordvpn connect
    To connect.
Seems pretty easy to me.
Thanks for your reply:)It all looks straight forward putting it in to practice is another thing.I will give it a go Thanks again.:)

It actually really doesn't look too bad.

it's literally 3 steps.
  • Download it and install
    Code:
    sh <(curl -sSf https://downloads.nordcdn.com/apps/linux/install.sh)
    ^ Should install it.
  • Login
    Code:
    nordvpn login
    To login.
  • Connect
    Code:
    nordvpn connect
    To connect.
Seems pretty easy to me.
I have done all that got this message
usr/bin/apt-get
[sudo] password for
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:3 https://repo.nordvpn.com//deb/nordvpn/debian stable InRelease
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-security InRelease [110 kB]
Hit:5 http://apt.pop-os.org/proprietary hirsute InRelease
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-updates InRelease [115 kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-backports InRelease [101 kB]
Fetched 326 kB in 1s (380 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
apt-transport-https is already the newest version (2.3.11~1635351425~21.04~03e0f3a).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libllvm11 libllvm11:i386 libnvidia-cfg1-465
libnvidia-common-465 libnvidia-compute-465 libnvidia-compute-465:i386
libnvidia-decode-465 libnvidia-decode-465:i386 libnvidia-encode-465
libnvidia-encode-465:i386 libnvidia-extra-465 libnvidia-fbc1-465
libnvidia-fbc1-465:i386 libnvidia-gl-465 libnvidia-gl-465:i386
libnvidia-ifr1-465 libnvidia-ifr1-465:i386 nvidia-compute-utils-465
nvidia-dkms-465 nvidia-driver-465 nvidia-kernel-common-465
nvidia-kernel-source-465 nvidia-utils-465 python3-distro-info
python3-distupgrade python3-update-manager xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-465
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 93 not to upgrade.
/usr/bin/wget
deb https://repo.nordvpn.com//deb/nordvpn/debian stable main
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:3 https://repo.nordvpn.com//deb/nordvpn/debian stable InRelease
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-security InRelease [110 kB]
Hit:5 http://apt.pop-os.org/proprietary hirsute InRelease
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-updates InRelease [115 kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-backports InRelease [101 kB]
Fetched 326 kB in 1s (365 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
nordvpn is already the newest version (3.11.0-1).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libllvm11 libllvm11:i386 libnvidia-cfg1-465
libnvidia-common-465 libnvidia-compute-465 libnvidia-compute-465:i386
libnvidia-decode-465 libnvidia-decode-465:i386 libnvidia-encode-465
libnvidia-encode-465:i386 libnvidia-extra-465 libnvidia-fbc1-465
libnvidia-fbc1-465:i386 libnvidia-gl-465 libnvidia-gl-465:i386
libnvidia-ifr1-465 libnvidia-ifr1-465:i386 nvidia-compute-utils-465
nvidia-dkms-465 nvidia-driver-465 nvidia-kernel-common-465
nvidia-kernel-source-465 nvidia-utils-465 python3-distro-info
python3-distupgrade python3-update-manager xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-465
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 93 not to upgrade.
tim@pop-os:~$ upgrade
upgrade: command not found
@Pop-os:~$ 0 to newly install
0: command not found
*Whoops! Permission denied accessing /run/nordvpn/nordvpnd.sock
Run 'usermod -aG nordvpn $USER' to fix this issue and log out of OS afterwards for this to take an effect.*?

Thanks for your reply:)It all looks straight forward putting it in to practice is another thing.I will give it a go Thanks again.:)


I have done all that got this message
usr/bin/apt-get
[sudo] password for
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:3 https://repo.nordvpn.com//deb/nordvpn/debian stable InRelease
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-security InRelease [110 kB]
Hit:5 http://apt.pop-os.org/proprietary hirsute InRelease
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-updates InRelease [115 kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-backports InRelease [101 kB]
Fetched 326 kB in 1s (380 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
apt-transport-https is already the newest version (2.3.11~1635351425~21.04~03e0f3a).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libllvm11 libllvm11:i386 libnvidia-cfg1-465
libnvidia-common-465 libnvidia-compute-465 libnvidia-compute-465:i386
libnvidia-decode-465 libnvidia-decode-465:i386 libnvidia-encode-465
libnvidia-encode-465:i386 libnvidia-extra-465 libnvidia-fbc1-465
libnvidia-fbc1-465:i386 libnvidia-gl-465 libnvidia-gl-465:i386
libnvidia-ifr1-465 libnvidia-ifr1-465:i386 nvidia-compute-utils-465
nvidia-dkms-465 nvidia-driver-465 nvidia-kernel-common-465
nvidia-kernel-source-465 nvidia-utils-465 python3-distro-info
python3-distupgrade python3-update-manager xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-465
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 93 not to upgrade.
/usr/bin/wget
deb https://repo.nordvpn.com//deb/nordvpn/debian stable main
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute InRelease
Hit:3 https://repo.nordvpn.com//deb/nordvpn/debian stable InRelease
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-security InRelease [110 kB]
Hit:5 http://apt.pop-os.org/proprietary hirsute InRelease
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-updates InRelease [115 kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hirsute-backports InRelease [101 kB]
Fetched 326 kB in 1s (365 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
nordvpn is already the newest version (3.11.0-1).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libllvm11 libllvm11:i386 libnvidia-cfg1-465
libnvidia-common-465 libnvidia-compute-465 libnvidia-compute-465:i386
libnvidia-decode-465 libnvidia-decode-465:i386 libnvidia-encode-465
libnvidia-encode-465:i386 libnvidia-extra-465 libnvidia-fbc1-465
libnvidia-fbc1-465:i386 libnvidia-gl-465 libnvidia-gl-465:i386
libnvidia-ifr1-465 libnvidia-ifr1-465:i386 nvidia-compute-utils-465
nvidia-dkms-465 nvidia-driver-465 nvidia-kernel-common-465
nvidia-kernel-source-465 nvidia-utils-465 python3-distro-info
python3-distupgrade python3-update-manager xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-465
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 93 not to upgrade.
tim@pop-os:~$ upgrade
upgrade: command not found
@Pop-os:~$ 0 to newly install
0: command not found
*Whoops! Permission denied accessing /run/nordvpn/nordvpnd.sock
Run 'usermod -aG nordvpn $USER' to fix this issue and log out of OS afterwards for this to take an effect.*?
 
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It tells you what to do at the end.
*Whoops! Permission denied accessing /run/nordvpn/nordvpnd.sock
Run 'usermod -aG nordvpn $USER' to fix this issue and log out of OS afterwards for this to take an effect.*?
 

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Buy mikrotik, do tunnel in router to nord vpn and nat all your lan through tunnel ip. This way you will avoid tunnels on computer, mobile phones.
 

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Make it easy for yourself. Pick one that gives a crap about linux. Airvpn has a single .deb file install, with a full gui interface.
vpn1.png
vpn2.png
 

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ProtonVPN has a nice linux client as well.
 
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ProtonVPN has a nice linux client as well.
Proton is not a good choice any more. They are giving away customers. I used to use a (not theirs, before they ofderes a vpn) vpn to get straight to Swizland, but then found out they sold out. Was a couple years ago, so take it with a grain of Alpian blue salt. I will find info with a link in a while

Here is the page to get the service:

I would never create an account with any of the required...throw-away or not. Like I said, I used to use the email service, but stopped after a new law or privacy policy came into effect.
 
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Proton is not a good choice any more. They are giving away customers. I used to use a (not theirs, before they ofderes a vpn) vpn to get straight to Swizland, but then found out they sold out. Was a couple years ago, so take it with a grain of Alpian blue salt. I will find info with a link in a while

Here is the page to get the service:

I would never create an account with any of the required...throw-away or not. Like I said, I used to use the email service, but stopped after a new law or privacy policy came into effect.

yeah privacy doesn't exist anymore. i gave up a long time ago, lol
 
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yeah privacy doesn't exist anymore. i gave up a long time ago, lol
I have been using Nord VPN for nearly three years ,and been very pleased with it.I would recommend it.Before that i used PIA i bought a Mac PC and was unable to get it on there i tried everything and help from there support team it still did not work on the Mac.
I had used it for two years i thought that was good to.
Nord VPN worked out of the box.
 
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i run Mullvad for my VPN. Easy peasy. I also have PIA. your Nord experience sounds like they dont give AF about Linux.

Mullvad has simple apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Firefox. Linux was as simple as Download and install .deb package. Login. VPN connected.
 
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NordVPN for Linux

Best VPN for Linux?.png

I personally would never waste money on a VPN...I consider them a security risk. Although, I tested an install of their app on a Debian based distro with a Plasma desktop...took about 30 seconds from start to finish. Very straightforward.

I guess I'm not understanding why this question was being asked. Looks like a ton of support for linux here?

Best,

Liquid Cool
 
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NordVPN for Linux

View attachment 227720

I personally would never waste money on a VPN...I consider them a security risk. Although, I tested an install of their app on a Debian based distro with a Plasma desktop...took about 30 seconds from start to finish. Very straightforward.

I guess I'm not understanding why this question was being asked. Looks like a ton of support for linux here?

Best,

Liquid Cool
For me, I could not get it to run Linux,:( dead simple on a Mac.:)
You must find Linux easier to use than me. :(
 
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For me I use HIDE-ME and easy enough to set up as you download the selected location file and just set up via the network VPN I. Linux MINT. I have 3 locations, fr|nl|ca
 
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yeah privacy doesn't exist anymore. i gave up a long time ago, lol
NordVPN for Linux

View attachment 227720
o_O
I personally would never waste money on a VPN...I consider them a security risk. Although, I tested an install of their app on a Debian based distro with a Plasma desktop...took about 30 seconds from start to finish. Very straightforward.

I guess I'm not understanding why this question was being asked. Looks like a ton of support for linux here?

Best,

Liquid Cool
I mainly use a Mac which for me i find the best.But i do get fed up with having to keep on signing on the system app, as i have three different versions of the OS,s . :( Linux is not far behind, it is straight forward system to use.Some of the distros can ran on a potato.o_O
Apart from not being able to put my VPN on there and getting UNIGINE to work on Linux.:(Heres one of my fav you-tubers Chris showing how to run Linux on an Old Laptop
:)
 
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