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Solving NordVPN Issues

Bank of America

List update 20210707 by smi, again pragmatically determined
Following servers work with BoA: 5757, 5759, 5811, 5812, 5813, 5814, 8009, 8013, 5058

Let me know if any of these don't work or if you find others I should add to this list. steve <at> toku <dot> us

To connect to a specific server, click on the magnifying glass icon and search for the country and a server number with a hashtag (Windows, macOS, iOS or Android devices). For example: United States #4312

If you are using our application for Linux, enter a command as in the example: nordvpn c us4312


As of 9/11/2020 I am not having any issues connecting while using VPN.

Following site is recommended by NordVPN for securely connecting to Netflix from various countries.

[20190223 from]
If having issues,

  1. Clear cache of your browser
  2. Restart NordVPN app
  3. Set up NordVPN DNS addresses and on your device.
  4. Restart your device

They also say, for Android, iOS, and routers:To ensure secure access to Netflix on mobile and other devices, you can connect to any of the servers listed below.

Consumer Cellular

As of 9/11/2020 I am not having any issues connecting while using VPN.


As of 9/11/2020 I am not having any issues connecting while using VPN.

This for connecting via Amazon.
[20180614 Apoliandro Jimenez, NordVPN customer support]
The shopping part of seems to be blocking our VPN US IPs which could cause the website not to load or load very slowly. The solution would be to simply use US servers with the highest #numbers or connect to our Canada servers instead.


As of 9/11/2020 I am not having any issues connecting while using VPN.

Problem (Drew):
I also have a Gmail problem. When I run Microsoft Outlook 2010 on Windows 10 and I go to download your synchronize inside Microsoft Outlook all of my email while the VPN is running Google complains that I'm attaching from an unknown source and it sends my emails and alert saying that somebody tried to get in to your account and we denied them access I had to turn on in Google allow less secure connections in order to make it work properly. I don't want to have to do this but it's the only way I can get my Gmail to work inside Windows office 2010 while running Windows 10.

Lastly, our servers provide static shared IP addresses thus many different users are using the same IP address to accesses the same websites. These websites can detect that there is increased traffic from a single IP address and thus this check is implemented to prevent any abuse of the website/service. To troubleshoot this issue, please perform the steps below:

  1. Open Gmail in your Web browser and log in to your account.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Gmail page.
  3. Click the Details link on the right side of the page to open the Activity Information window.
  4. Click the Change link at the bottom of the window.
  5. Click the option button labeled Never show an alert for unusual activity.
  6. Click Apply.

NordVPN Annoyances

Annoyances/issues other than the above.

NordVPN Disconnects on OS X


  1. Please open System Preferences, then click Network and choose Advanced.
  2. After that select DNS at the top of the window and then remove all entries on the left panel by selecting them one by one and clicking the - sign. [there was only, it couldn't be deleted, and it disappeared when I did next step.]
  3. Then add our DNS addresses: and by clicking the + sign.
  4. Lastly, click OK and Apply.
  5. Try these changes, this should increase the stability of NordVPN on your Mac.

(This did not prevent a disconnect.)

If you will still be having problems, try getting NordVPN from our website, OpenVPN version and check stability of that one too.

[smi] Still had problems; not trying OpenVPN just yet. Tried setting Connect on demand. (Preferences > Network. Select NordVPN IKE. See Connect on demand.)

NordVPN use in Linux

From NordVPN Linux site
Get and install: See the site.


To access the NordVPN client settings, use Terminal.

Loginnordvpn login
Connect to VPNnordvpn connect
Connect to specific VPNnordvpn connect uk715 country code, vpn number
Disconnectnordvpn disconnect
Enable/disable CyberSecnordvpn set cybersec [on/off]
Autoconnectnordvpn set autoconnect [on/off] or nordvpn set autoconnect on uk715
See cities in USnordvpn cities United_States
Connect to city in USnordvpn connect United_States Atlanta
or Buffalo Charlotte Chicago Dallas Denver Los_Angeles Manassas Miami
New_York Phoenix Saint_Louis Salt_Lake_City San_Francisco Seattle
See current settingsnordvpn settings
See connection statusnordvpn status

NordVPN Cannot Connect

I experienced this in late 12/2022 and early 1/2023 on iPad and MacOS. Changing to OpenVPN(TCP) worked every time.

  1. Make sure your account is active
  2. Make sure your application is up-to-date
  3. Try switching to TCP connection protocol.
    • In the NordVPN application, clock on the settings button (gear icon, or settings button on lower-left corner of app)
    • in General tab, under VPN Protocol, select OpenVPN (TCP) protocol

See it has steps for Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, and macOS. Above is based on iOS and macOS.

nordvpn.txt · Last modified: 2023.01.04 01:41 by Steve Isenberg