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What to do when your NordVPN refuses to connect to server

For those who haven’t heard about NordVPN we will say that it is a popular and highly appreciated VPN provider for systems like Android, Windows, macOS, iOS platforms or Linux. In what the VPN server is concerned, connectivity should be simple, but, in some cases, users might experience a few issues.

In case you are one of those NordVPN users who still needs to fix their connectivity issues you should read this article further. You will find the information very useful.

There can be a lot of reasons for VPN server connection problems: corrupted adapters, conflicting software, misconfigured network configurations and more. However, these problems can be solved through some simple resolutions.

Here are a few solutions for VPN server connectivity issues

  1. Check your NordVPN account and see if it’s still active. You can do that by clicking My Account button from the official NordVPN website. If it is expired, contact the support team and renew your subscription;
  2. The next step is to try connecting to other NordVPN servers. You can check the alternatives by looking into the Nord VPN map or by clocking the Countries category;
  3. Another solution to the problem is to restart the TAP adapter;
  4. After this, try to reinstall NordVPN;
  5. The Windows Defender Firewall should be turned off;
  6. Boot Windows should be cleaned;
  7. Another step is to flush the Network Stack;
  8. Adjust the DNS Server Configuration for NordVPN;
  9. The final step is to switch the IP Protocol from UDP to TCP.

These are the resolutions that can fix connectivity issues associated with NordVPN for most users. Another possibility is to reset the NordVPN client software. You can do it through the Diagnostic section. If you have never tried any of the mentioned resolutions by yourself, you could ask a specialist to help you. Another way is to look for more information and some tutorials that guide you throughout the process.

By Henry R. Lares

Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post.  In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.

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