Using Meshnet on Android

Learn how to use Meshnet via the NordVPN application on your Android device.

Before you begin

Verify that you have the following:

Enable Meshnet on Android

To turn on Meshnet on your device, complete these steps:

  1. Open NordVPN. Log in if necessary.


Nord names are unique, automatically assigned host names for all devices in Meshnet. This feature allows more convenient device access because you don’t have to memorize each device’s Meshnet IP address.

The format is<username>-<mountain>.nord, where <username> is the username of your Nord Account email address and <mountain> is the name of a mountain or mountain range. For example, secret.raccoon-andes.nord.

Add devices to Meshnet

You can add devices to your Meshnet in two ways, depending on whether the device is your own or belongs to another NordVPN user.

Add your personal devices

To add more devices to your Meshnet, just install the NordVPN app on the devices you want to connect, log in with your account, and enable Meshnet. They will connect automatically.


Meshnet allows you to add up to 10 devices that use the same NordVPN account.

Add trusted external devices

To add a device owned by another NordVPN user, send an invitation through the NordVPN app specifying their email address. As soon as they accept the invitation in their NordVPN app, their device becomes part of your Meshnet.

For detailed guidance on adding external devices, refer to Adding external Meshnet devices on Android.

Manage devices

Copy a device's Nord name or IP address

  1. Go to Manage devices > Linked devices.

To unlink your device from Meshnet, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Manage devices > Linked devices.

  2. Tap the three-dot menu next to the device and choose Unlink device, or tap the device, then the three-dot menu, and select Unlink device.

  3. Tap Unlink to confirm.

To unlink multiple devices simultaneously:

  1. Touch and hold anywhere under Linked devices.

  2. Select the devices you want to unlink.

  3. Tap Unlink selected to confirm.


To link your personal device back, restart Meshnet on the unlinked device.

Manage devices via the Nord Account dashboard

Alternatively, you can view and unlink your connected devices on the Nord Account website. To access this feature:

  1. Log in to your Nord account dashboard.

  2. Select the Meshnet (by NordVPN) card.

You should now see a list of your linked devices.

The Nord Account dashboard allows you to unlink both peer devices and your own.

  1. Go to the Nord Account website and log in to your NordVPN account.

  2. Select the Meshnet (by NordVPN) card.

  3. Find the device that you want to unlink and tap See linked devices.

  4. Tap Unlink to confirm.

See also

For information on managing device access within your network, see Explaining permissions.

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