Adding external Meshnet devices on Windows

Learn how to allow other NordVPN users' devices to access your device within Meshnet on Windows.
To add an external device to your Meshnet:
  1. 1.
    Go to Meshnet
    and click the Link devices button.
  2. 2.
    In the menu that opens, click the Link external device button.
    Clicking the "Link external device" button
  3. 3.
    Enter the email address of the NordVPN user you're inviting to access your Meshnet.
  4. 4.
    Select the permissions you want the user’s device to have.
  5. 5.
    Click Send invitation.
You can cancel the invitation you’ve sent while it is still pending by going to Link devices > Sent invitations and clicking Cancel.
The invited user will find your invitation in their NordVPN app. To accept, they need to navigate to Link devices > Received invitations > Respond and click Accept and link device.
Once the invitee accepts the invitation, their device joins your external devices list.
If the invited user has NordVPN installed on multiple devices, they need to accept the invitation on each device individually.
Ensure that the invitation is sent to a user you know and trust.
The invitation remains active even after the other user accepts it so that they have time to accept the same invitation on each of their devices.
If not canceled sooner, invitations expire within 72 hours from the time of sending.

Next steps

If you want to learn more about managing permissions, see Explaining Permissions.
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