Using Meshnet on macOS

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

Before you begin

Verify that you have NordVPN installed on your device.
Meshnet is available for:
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 or later if you’ve downloaded your version from the NordVPN website.
  • macOS Big Sur 11 or later if you use the App Store version of NordVPN.

Enable Meshnet on macOS

To turn on Meshnet on your device, complete these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN. Log in if necessary.
  2. 2.
    On the left-side menu, select Meshnet
    Selecting the meshnet icon
  3. 3.
    In the Meshnet pane of Preferences, turn on the Meshnet toggle:
    The Meshnet toggle is turned on
  4. 4.
    In the dialog that appears, read the details about Meshnet using the Continue button to move forward.
  5. 5.
    Click Turn on Meshnet. If you get a notification asking for your permission to add VPN configurations, tap Allow to continue.
When connected to Meshnet, your device is assigned a unique Nord name and a Meshnet IP address, both of which you can use to access your device from other linked devices.
The Nord name and Meshnet address of the connected device is highlighted

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.
Your devices should now be connected automatically.
Meshnet allows you to add up to 10 devices that use the same NordVPN account.

View your Meshnet device list

You can locate a list of all your connected devices under the Your devices tab.
Linked device displayed under Your 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 NordVPN.
  3. 3.
    Under Meshnet, select See your devices.
    A list of linked devices is displayed at the Nord account dashboard in the Meshnet section

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

  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN.
  2. 2.
    In the Meshnet pane, under Your devices, click the More
    button next to the device you want to disconnect.
    The More button is highlighted
  3. 3.
    Select Unlink this device.
  4. 4.
    Confirm that you want to unlink the device by clicking Unlink.

Unlinking devices via the Nord Account dashboard

  1. 1.
    Go to the Nord Account website and log in to your NordVPN account.
  2. 2.
    Navigate to NordVPN, and then select See your devices under Meshnet.
  3. 3.
    Find the device that you want to remove another device from and select See linked devices next to it.
  4. 4.
    Next to the name of the device you want to remove, click Unlink device.
    The pointer hovers over the Unlink button
  5. 5.
    Confirm that you want to unlink the device by clicking 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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