How to install NordVPN on Ubuntu? [SOLVED]


Written By - Omer Cakmak
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What is NordVPN?

NordVPN is a VPN service used by many operating systems (Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS) written by Nordsec Ltd. It's a fast, easy-to-use, privacy-first VPN. Its offices are located in Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Panama and the Netherlands.

In this article, we will install NordVPN on Ubuntu 22.04.

 

Steps to install NordVPN on Ubuntu

Step-1: Download Repo to install NordVPN

NordVPN repository addresses must be added to the system for installation. Download the deb package that will automatically add the repository addresses:

foc@ubuntu22:~$ wget --no-check-certificate https://repo.nordvpn.com/deb/nordvpn/debian/pool/main/nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb
--2022-12-11 13:08:41--  https://repo.nordvpn.com/deb/nordvpn/debian/pool/main/nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb
Resolving repo.nordvpn.com (repo.nordvpn.com)... 104.17.50.74, 104.17.49.74
Connecting to repo.nordvpn.com (repo.nordvpn.com)|104.17.50.74|:443... connected.
WARNING: cannot verify repo.nordvpn.com's certificate, issued by ‘CN=Cloudflare Inc ECC CA-3,O=Cloudflare\\, Inc.,C=US’:
  Unable to locally verify the issuer's authority.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5056 (4.9K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb’

nordvpn-release_1 100%[=============>]   4.94K   877 B/s    in 5.8s    

2022-12-11 13:08:55 (877 B/s) - ‘nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb’ saved [5056/5056]

 

Step-2: Install the repo package

Then the downloaded package is installed:

foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo dpkg -i  nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb
[sudo] password for foc: 
Selecting previously unselected package nordvpn-release.
(Reading database ... 149706 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb ...
Unpacking nordvpn-release (1.0.0) ...
Setting up nordvpn-release (1.0.0) ...

Update the packages list:

foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo apt update -y

 

Step-3: Install NordVPN

Then install the nordvpn package:

foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo apt install nordvpn -y

Note: The download may take a long time depending on your internet speed.

 

Step-4: Login to NordVPN

Installation was successful.  Login with the following command:

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foc@ubuntu22:~$ nordvpn login

After this command it will send you a link. Copy this link, paste it in the browser:

Continue in the browser: https://napps-1.com/v1/users/oauth/login-redirect?attempt=e96a6efd-c5e0-436e-a270-1cce36549401

 

install NordVPN


How to install NordVPN on Ubuntu? [SOLVED]


Login is done through this link. Terminal output will be as follows:

New feature - Meshnet! Link remote devices in Meshnet to connect to them directly over encrypted private tunnels, and route your traffic through another device. Use the `nordvpn meshnet --help` command to get started. Learn more: https://nordvpn.com/features/meshnet/
You are already logged in.

 

Step-5: Initiate the VPN Connection

After logging into NordVPN via terminal; for connection run the command:

foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo nordvpn c
New feature - Meshnet! Link remote devices in Meshnet to connect to them directly over encrypted private tunnels, and route your traffic through another device. Use the `nordvpn meshnet --help` command to get started. Learn more: https://nordvpn.com/features/meshnet/
Opening the web browser...
If nothing happens, please visit https://join.nordvpn.com/order/?utm_medium=app&utm_source=linux
Your account has expired. Renew your subscription now to continue enjoying the ultimate privacy and security with NordVPN.

You can disconnect this connection using the following command.

foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo nordvpn d
New feature - Meshnet! Link remote devices in Meshnet to connect to them directly over encrypted private tunnels, and route your traffic through another device. Use the `nordvpn meshnet --help` command to get started. Learn more: https://nordvpn.com/features/meshnet/
You are not connected to NordVPN.

You can choose the country and city to connect with NordVpn. For this, you can view the list of available countries with the command:

foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo nordvpn countries
New feature - Meshnet! Link remote devices in Meshnet to connect to them directly over encrypted private tunnels, and route your traffic through another device. Use the `nordvpn meshnet --help` command to get started. Learn more: https://nordvpn.com/features/meshnet/
Albania			Greece			Portugal
Argentina		Hong_Kong		Romania
Australia		Hungary			Serbia
Austria			Iceland			Singapore
Belgium			Indonesia		Slovakia
Bosnia_And_Herzegovina	Ireland			Slovenia
Brazil			Israel			South_Africa
Bulgaria		Italy			South_Korea
Canada			Japan			Spain
Chile			Latvia			Sweden
Costa_Rica		Lithuania		Switzerland
Croatia			Luxembourg		Taiwan
Cyprus			Malaysia		Thailand
Czech_Republic		Mexico			Turkey
Denmark			Moldova			Ukraine
Estonia			Netherlands		United_Kingdom
Finland			New_Zealand		United_States
France			North_Macedonia		Vietnam
Georgia			Norway
Germany			Poland

For cities in Germany to show, enter the command:

foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo nordvpn cities Germany
New feature - Meshnet! Link remote devices in Meshnet to connect to them directly over encrypted private tunnels, and route your traffic through another device. Use the `nordvpn meshnet --help` command to get started. Learn more: https://nordvpn.com/features/meshnet/
Berlin		Frankfurt
foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo nordvpn c Berlin
New feature - Meshnet! Link remote devices in Meshnet to connect to them directly over encrypted private tunnels, and route your traffic through another device. Use the `nordvpn meshnet --help` command to get started. Learn more: https://nordvpn.com/features/meshnet/
Opening the web browser...
If nothing happens, please visit https://join.nordvpn.com/order/?utm_medium=app&utm_source=linux
Your account has expired. Renew your subscription now to continue enjoying the ultimate privacy and security with NordVPN.
foc@ubuntu22:~$ sudo nordvpn status
New feature - Meshnet! Link remote devices in Meshnet to connect to them directly over encrypted private tunnels, and route your traffic through another device. Use the `nordvpn meshnet --help` command to get started. Learn more: https://nordvpn.com/features/meshnet/
Status: Disconnected

 

Summary

Although it does not require any fee for installation, a fee is charged for the service it provides.  You can get information from the official website for pricing and other transactions.

 

References

unix.stackexchange.com - NordVPN on Linux Mint
nordvpn.com - NordVPN Download For Linux 

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