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Chrome OS

The increasing popularity of Google’s Chrome OS and the Chromebook computers has given rise to the demand for a compatible quality VPN service.

Chrome OS is different from other operating systems in being built around the Chrome browser and achieving all functionality via the Internet. This setup requires a different approach in terms of a VPN service. Instead of installing a native VPN client, users rely on flexible browser-based plugins, which are convenient, but have security limitations, or configure security protocols manually.

These VPN guidelines offer tips for getting started using NordVPN on Chrome OS. You can find setup tutorials for other platforms and devices (macOS, iOS, Android and other) here.


This tutorial explains how to set up L2TP/IPsec, a Layer-2 tunneling protocol encapsulated within IPsec. It uses the legacy IKEv1 Internet Key Exchange protocol, which is widely supported in many operating systems and mobile devices, including Chrome OS. It’s very easy to configure and quite fast, although deemed not as impenetrable as the newer OpenVPN protocol.