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. 1.
    Open NordVPN. Log in if necessary.
  2. 2.
    Tap the Meshnet
    tab at the bottom of the screen:
    The Meshnet icon is highlighted at the bottom of the screen
  3. 3.
    Tap Turn on Meshnet.
  4. 4.
    If a prompt asking you for permission to set up a VPN connection appears, accept it to continue.
    Enabling permission to set up a VPN connection
    You should now see a message confirming that Meshnet is on. Your device is assigned a unique Nord name and a Meshnet IP address, both of which you can use to access the device from other linked devices.
    The "Meshnet is on" message is displayed, along with an assigned Nord name and Meshnet IP address

Add your devices to Meshnet

Add more of your devices to connect them over Meshnet:
  1. 1.
    Install the NordVPN app on the device you want to connect.
  2. 2.
    Log in to your NordVPN account.
  3. 3.
    Turn on Meshnet.
Once you enable Meshnet on your other devices, they should be connected automatically.
Meshnet allows you to add up to 10 devices that use the same NordVPN account.

View your Meshnet device list

To view your list of devices, select Manage devices > Your devices, as shown:
Viewing your Meshnet devices
Alternatively, you can view a list of linked devices for each of your devices on the Nord Account website. To access this feature:
  1. 1.
    Log in to your Nord account dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Navigate to the NordVPN service.
  3. 3.
    Select View details.
  4. 4.
    Under Meshnet, select See your devices.
A list of linked devices is displayed at the Nord account dashboard

Remove linked devices from Meshnet

If you need to unlink your device from Meshnet, you have the option to do so from:
  • The NordVPN app
  • Your Nord account dashboard

Unlinking devices via the app

To unlink your device from Meshnet, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN.
  2. 2.
    Go to Manage devices > Your devices.
  3. 3.
    Touch and hold the device you want to disconnect.
  4. 4.
    Tap the bin button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
    Tapping the bin button
  5. 5.
    Tap Unlink to confirm.

Unlinking devices via the Nord Account dashboard

  1. 1.
    Go to the Nord Account website and log in to your NordVPN account.
  2. 2.
    Scroll down to the NordVPN service and select View details.
  3. 3.
    Locate Meshnet under Additional features and select See your devices.
  4. 4.
    Under the device that you want to remove another device from, select See linked devices.
  5. 5.
    Tap Unlink device under the name of the device you want to remove.
    The "Unlink device" button is highlighted
  6. 6.
    Confirm that you want to unlink the device by tapping Unlink.
To link the device back, restart Meshnet on the unlinked device.

Next steps

You can invite other NordVPN users to join your Meshnet. To learn more, see Linking devices in Meshnet.
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