How to Find Your NordVPN Devices on Your Network

Most people have heard of NordVPN, the popular VPN service that offers a free version that allows up to three devices to be connected to the service at once. For those who may be curious about what features and functionality the paid-for versions offer, this article is going to walk you through the basics of finding your NordVPN devices on your network so that you can connect and use the service without any problems.

Step One: Install the VPN App On Your Mobile Phone

NordVPN’s Android and iOS apps are both very user-friendly and feature-rich, which makes them a great choice for those who want to use the service. If you’re unfamiliar, the apps let you connect to a VPN server and then launch your chosen network app (e.g., WhatsApp, FB Twitter) to connect to the service. The apps also keep track of your VPN activity so you can access private network resources without worrying about losing your connection.

To install the app, open the App Store or Google Play Store and search for NordVPN. Once the app’s details page loads, tap the Free button to find the download. Then, open the app and follow the on-screen instructions to connect to a server location that’s closest to you. Remember, you’re not obligated to use the free version of the app to access NordVPN’s services, so don’t feel bad about spending a few dollars on the premium versions which offer additional features and a faster connection speed.

Step Two: Access the VPN From Your PC

With the NordVPN apps installed on your mobile phone, you can now easily connect to the VPN from anywhere. To do this, simply open the app and click the gear icon in the upper left corner. From here, you can select whether you want to connect to a server location that’s closest to you (recommended) or if you’d rather have the app automatically select the server for you (allowing you to surf the web privately). If you choose the latter option, the app will attempt to connect to a VPN server every 30 minutes, making the process completely automatic.

If you decide that you want to connect to a nearby server, click the gear icon and select the location from the drop-down menu. If you’d rather have the app select the nearest server for you, click the gear icon and select the Automatic option.

Step Three: Configure Your Mobile Phone For VPN Use

Now that you’ve successfully connected to the VPN on your mobile phone, it’s time to configure the network settings for maximum privacy and security. To do this, follow these steps:

1. From your mobile phone’s settings menu, find the network menu (e.g., WiFi, Cellular).

2. Scroll down and you’ll see a list of the various connections (e.g., 3G, 4G, etc.).

3. For best results, make sure that VPN is selected next to the type of network you’re using (e.g., WiFi, 4G, etc.).

4. If you’re still on the network’s menu, head over to the Advanced Settings menu and scroll down until you see a list of items (e.g., IPv4 Settings, IPv6 Settings).

5. Select the option to automatically assign a Private IP Address to your device and then follow the on-screen instructions. While you’re here, you might as well assign a different Host Name to your Wi-Fi connection, which will make your devices easier to identify (e.g., “iPhone” instead of “192.168.1.101”).

6. After you make the above changes, simply disconnect from the network and then reconnect to ensure your phone has properly registered the new settings (e.g., IP Address, Host Name).

That’s it! You’ve now configured your mobile phone for optimal use with the NordVPN app. From here, you can easily connect to any of the service’s servers to enjoy private browsing and to access restricted content on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

If you want to access your VPN from your computer, you can download and install the NordVPN software on your device. This will allow you to connect to the service anywhere and anytime you want. You can also use the software to generate passwords and add them to your account, which you can then use to connect to the VPN from anywhere. You can read more about the software on the company’s website.

NordVPN’s VPN software is cross-platform, which means it’ll work on both macOS and Windows, and it also supports various VPN protocols (e.g., PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP). Plus, the software has a native Linux client built in, so you can connect to the service from a Linux machine. If you’re interested, you can read more about the software on the company’s website.

Step Four: Use Your VPN To Browse The Web Privately

Now that you’re setup with a VPN account and your mobile phone, it’s time to enjoy private browsing privately. To do this, simply load up any web browser and visit one of the service’s supported sites. As you browse, a small lock icon will appear in the address bar, indicating that you’re using the VPN to protect your personal data while browsing the web. Since NordVPN is a pretty popular service, most browsers will already have the app installed, so all you need to do is visit a site and click the icon to connect.

If you want to connect to a different server location, simply click the icon and select the location from the drop-down menu. You can access all of NordVPN’s servers from any of their supported locations, which means you don’t have to limit your searches to a nearby server. This is especially beneficial if you live in an area where there are a lot of servers and you get overloaded with nearby searches. In this scenario, connecting to a faraway server could actually speed up your browsing experience!

Step Five: Use Your VPN To Access Restricted Content On Social Media

Another big advantage to having a VPN account is being able to access restricted content on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. To do this, simply visit one of these sites and log in using your email and password. Once you’re logged in, browse to the apps section and search for NordVPN. Once the app’s details page loads, click the Free button to find the download. Then, click the gear icon to open the VPN settings. Here, you can select which content you want to allow access to and which you don’t (e.g., private accounts, blocked accounts). You can read more about restricting content on social media platforms in our blog post.

Additionally, if you’re logged in to one of these sites, you can also hide your VPN connection status from other users (e.g., Twitter). To do this, go to the Settings menu on the app and select the General tab. Then, scroll down and you’ll see a list of all the different devices and computers that are currently logged into your account. Hit the Display Privacy Menu button and you’ll see a drop-down menu where you can select which devices you want to hide your VPN connection from.

Hiding your VPN connection from these sites allows you to surf the web privately and also access restricted content without fear of being tracked by the government or other malicious entities. So, if you’re reading this, maybe it’s about time you found out about your NordVPN account and how you can use it to its fullest extent!

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