Using Meshnet on Windows

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

Before you begin

Verify that you have the following:

Enable Meshnet on Windows

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 tab
  3. 3.
    Turn on the Meshnet toggle.
    Setting the Meshnet toggle to the on position
  4. 4.
    In the dialog that appears, read the details about Meshnet using the Continue button to move forward. Alternatively, use the arrow buttons to navigate between pages.
  5. 5.
    Select Turn on Meshnet.
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 the device from other linked devices.

Add your devices to Meshnet

Add more of your devices to connect them over Meshnet. To do this:
  1. 1.
    Install the NordVPN app on the device you want to connect to Meshnet.
  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.

View your Meshnet device list

You can find all your connected devices listed under the Your devices tab:
Displaying connected devices on the Your devices tab
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
Meshnet allows you to add up to 10 devices that use the same NordVPN account.

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.
    On the Meshnet tab, under Your devices, select the device you want to disconnect.
  3. 3.
    Click the Unlink device button next to the device name.
    The Unlink device button is highlighted
  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 hovering 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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