How to connect to OpenVPN via shell :

1. Open terminal (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T).
2. Install OpenVPN client by entering:

sudo apt-get install openvpn

(if you are requested a password, enter the password which you have used when creating your account).
3. Navigate to OpenVPN configuration directory with command:

cd /etc/openvpn

4. Download OpenVPN configuration files with command

sudo wget https://.co/dl/

4.1. In case you will get `ERROR: The certificate of `.com’ is not trusted.`, please install `ca-certificates` package with command:

sudo apt-get install ca-certificates

5. If you do not have `unzip` package installed, download it by typing in:

sudo apt-get install unzip

6. Extract `` with command:

sudo unzip

7. Remove files which will be no longer used:

sudo rm zip

8. Depending on the connection protocol you want to be using(TCP or UDP), you can do either one of these commands:

cd ovpn_udp


cd ovpn_tcp

9.Now, to see the list of all available servers, simply enter the

ls -al

command and it will print full configuration file list.
10. Choose a server which you would like to connect to.
11. Start OpenVPN with a chosen configuration by entering:

sudo openvpn [file name]

For example:

sudo openvpn nl.udp.ovpn

12. OpenVPN will ask you for credentials, so simply enter those in with your NordVPN account credentials.
13. You have successfully connected to . To disconnect from the OpenVPN connection simply open terminal and press Ctrl + C on your keyboard.

First connection usually takes not more than a minute. After connection you should now see the VPN connection successfully established.

Now all your traffic is secure and you are 100% anonymous!

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