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    Keep your Linux security up to speed with the fastest Linux VPN.

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    Secure VPN Linux client for aarch64, armv5, armv7, i386, and x86_64. Minimal kernel version: 3.7.0 for aarch64 and 3.2.0 for other architectures.

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    Strengthened by community input — our Linux VPN app is completely open source.

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What is a VPN for Linux?

A virtual private network, or VPN, for Linux is a sophisticated cybersecurity tool that encrypts internet traffic and hides IP addresses from prying eyes. A VPN for Linux stops others (including your internet service provider, or ISP) from monitoring the internet connections of Linux users, ensuring safer internet access and helping them defeat online censorship measures.

How to install a VPN on Linux

Linux users can add a VPN on Debian, Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint systems, and RPM-based distros following this simple installation guide:

1. Install the app

To begin installation, write the command line below into the terminal. Follow the on-screen instructions to download our Linux VPN client.

sh <(curl -sSf

2. Log in to your account

To log in, use the command:

nordvpn login

3. Connect to a server

To connect to a VPN server, use the command:

nordvpn connect

4. Adjust your settings

Visit our support page to find a list of available settings commands for Linux.

If you do not have a curl package, use this command: sh <(wget -qO -

Enjoy a hassle-free online experience with NordVPN

Hide your virtual location, get a new IP, access the internet without restrictions, and enjoy your favorite content securely with a risk-free VPN. If you are not 100% satisfied, tell us within 30 days of the purchase date and get a full refund on the value of your VPN plan.

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Looking for the best VPN for your Linux device?

Designed with speed in mind

Browse sites smoothly with the world’s fastest VPN service. NordVPN offers over 6400 remote servers in 111 countries. This vast server network, combined with our lightning-fast NordLynx protocol (based on WireGuard®), ensures fast and stable performance for your VPN connection no matter where you are.

Browser extensions

If you only need a VPN for secure browsing and don’t want to set up another app on your Linux device, get yourself a proxy browser extension. NordVPN has dedicated extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers.

No restrictions at our end

Tired of watching the loading icon go round and round? With NordVPN, there are no speed restrictions, bandwidth limits, or data caps.

Why choose the NordVPN app for Linux?


State-of-the-art encryption algorithms like AES-256 stop snoops from monitoring every online activity you perform for their own purposes.

IP protection

Hide your IP address and browse the web by routing your internet traffic through remote server locations.

No tracking

We don’t track what platforms you visit or store information about your online activities.

No data leaks

NordVPN offers IP and DNS leak protection, so you can be sure that your internet traffic stays private and secure at all times.

Free Meshnet feature

Easily link up devices together to safely share files on Linux with other NordVPN users.

24/7 support

If you need help with VPN setup or another problem, visit our Help Center, drop us an email, or go to our website for a live chat with our staff.

Threat Protection

Shield your devices from online threats — block intrusive ads and malicious websites while you browse.

Money-back guarantee

Not sure if you’ll like NordVPN? Try it risk free with our 30-day money-back guarantee.

VPN connection for all major Linux distros

Online security for all major Linux distros

Want a slick, easy-to-use VPN app for your Linux distro? Look no further — NordVPN offers .deb and .rpm packages for Debian-based and RHEL-based Linux systems:

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    Elementary OS

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    Linux Mint

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    Qubes OS

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