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NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 8:39 am
by iain_33
I use NordVPN on Mint 19.3 MATE. After installing it and logging into it, I set it to autoconnect using nordvpn set autoconnect on, and most times when I boot up I get a popup telling me it's connected. Every now and then though, I check in the terminal with nordvpn status and it tells me it's disconnected. I manually connect it, and it works fine.

Any suggestions please for how to make sure it connects every time?

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 2:28 pm
by fstjohn
Go to the NordVPN website support section. You can do a live chat with support. They know their stuff.

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 3:28 pm
by jameskga
My friend used Mint 18.3 Xfce edition, and autoconnect worked perfectly for her. She noticed that after upgrading to 19.3 Cinnamon, her autoconnect no longer connected every time after startup.

I am interested to hear what NordVPN tells you.

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:09 am
by iain_33
My old laptop's out of action at the moment as I've taken it's HDD out to transfer stuff to my new laptop, so I'll report back when I get the old one back together / when I install NordVPN on the new one.

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:14 pm
by jameskga
Good. I look forward to it!

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:10 pm
by Kadaitcha Man
iain_33 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:39 am
I use NordVPN on Mint 19.3 MATE. After installing it and logging into it, I set it to autoconnect using nordvpn set autoconnect on, and most times when I boot up I get a popup telling me it's connected. Every now and then though, I check in the terminal with nordvpn status and it tells me it's disconnected. I manually connect it, and it works fine.
Get rid of the NordVPN client and download their .ovpn configuration files, which can be imported into Connection Manager. The NordVPN client just adds another layer of unnecessary complexity.

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:42 pm
by jameskga
I wholeheartedly agree. How do you get those files?

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 6:45 pm
by iain_33
Your reply just prompted me to check, and surprise surprise, it's disconnected, even though checking nordvpn settings tells me autoconnect is on (I'm now on Cinnamon). I'll try NordVPN's support section, but will keep the Connection Manager route in mind.