If you follow me on Minds, you may know that I have been toying around with Unix more lately. Namely, through that PinePhone which I purchased in January, and Raspberry Pi in early February. Through my journey, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to learn how to manually set up NordVPN especially if you are using embedded Unix devices. The kind that might not have a Desktop UI or might not even have a NordVPN app. After some digging, I found some stuff but nothing works quite as I want. It took me a few days researching then applying over and over what I will share with you today. How to manually set up NordVPN using OpenVPN on Linux.
The prerequisite here is that you know how to open a terminal and how to connect to a device through SSH. Let’s jump right onto the device. No screenshots today as I took notes while exploring and didn’t think about it at the moment. Also, I repeated this process enough that you can trust it will all work as I said. Good? Let’s jump into it!
See, it’s all been easy so far so I didn’t lie about that. Now that OpenVPN is installed, let’s get on with the NordVPN part. Don’t worry we will be back to touching OpenVPN soon enough.