NordVPN stands out from the competition in terms of the wide range of services it offers its users.
If you do not like reading a large amount of text, you can go straight to the end where you will find a table with all the service parameters .
NordVPN offers a huge range of possibilities. When you sign up for a subscription you can count on:
Privacy and security issues require a separate point and are described in greater detail in the following review.
6 devices simultaneously
With NordVPN we can enjoy unlimited transfers on 6 devices at the same time . This means that we can set up and have an active connection to the VPN server on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, and other devices at any one time. The only limitation is that if you want all devices to connect to the same server, then it must be done using other protocols. So: with the same server we can connect one time via OpenVPN UDP, OpenVPN TCP, L2TP and eg PPTP. The rule is simple - one device from which to log is one protocol per server.
VOD and bypass regional blocks
With NordVPN, we can access content that is not normally available in our country due to geographical locks. NordVPN uses Smart Play technology to bypass them. At the time of testing the service (April 2017) we were able to successfully launch and view the American version of Netflix . However, it may happen that some servers will be blocked - then you need to change the server through which we connect and everything should work properly. In addition, with NordVPN we can access French, Canadian and Indian Netflix offers. We will also allow access to other international VOD sites with regional restrictions such as BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Showtime, Pandora and SkyGo.
Bypass Chinese firewall
With NordVPN you can bypass the Chinese big firewall. This is done by masking the NordVPN connection with Obfsproxy . Let us remember! Let's get ready for our devices before going to China, because we may have problems downloading and configuring the service, because most of the content on this subject is blocked.
NordVPN allows the use of P2P on specially designated servers. Their current list will always be found in P2P applications.
By purchasing the service, we also have the ability to use SOCKS5 Proxy, useful when we do not want to use the VPN, and we want to hide their real IP.
NordVPN has its own application, which allows us to connect to VPN servers.
Dedicated client application is available on the following systems:
No more problems if you want to run the service on Linux, the router or other applications (such as the official OpenVPN client) than the one provided by NordVPN. You can download the appropriate OpenVPN configuration files from this page, so we can configure the service according to your needs. It is up to us to decide how we will use the service.
For Windows there is also the option of downloading PBK files with which we can configure the connection based on L2TP or SSTP.
The client application created by NordVPN uses OpenVPN protocol and is easy to use and intuitive. You can select the country and server you want to connect to, enable Kill Switch (automatically disable or disable selected applications after losing a VPN connection), select a connection protocol - TCP or UDP, enable startup service at system startup and customize a number of cosmetic settings .
The same applies to mobile applications. High simplicity and functionality without having to manually configure all settings. Of course, and in this case, we may choose to use OpenVPN Connect, another client or L2TP configuration or other protocols.
In case of service problems or configuration, we can use the user support in the form of knowledge base and reporting system.
The knowledge base is well-prepared and will address the most common problems, as well as detailed instructions and step-by-step tutorials on various VPN services and topics. Even if we do not feel comfortable with technical issues, we should be able to deal with most issues with their help.
If the information contained in the knowledge base does not help us, we can contact support through the reporting system . The answer is not to wait long, it is helpful and after exchanging some information most often manages to solve the problem or get the necessary information.
Screenshot of Windows application
NordVPN tested the speed of service. The link at which the test was run allows for speeds of up to 20 Mbit per second while downloading and about 10 Mbit for data transmissions.
The speed test was based on the tool http://www.speedtest.net/ and the server to which it was linked was Orange SA located in Warsaw. During the test, the speed control was tested without a VPN connection (gray bars) and then when connected to NordVPN. Each measurement on the graph is the arithmetic mean of the three test connections made at low intervals.
The speed test is very good and does not negatively affect the comfort of using the Internet when connecting to a NordVPN VPN. Slight speed drops are normal when using a VPN.
It is precisely the issues of privacy and security that are essentially what can convince a large number of people to choose NordVPN for their VPN provider.
The operator of NordVPN is a company registered in Panama . This means that the company is located outside of the Five Eyes (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States) group, which is one of the criteria that should be considered when looking for a VPN for privacy. Panama does not impose any obligation to keep logs for telecommunications operators.
The service can be purchased anonymously. You only need to enter your email address and password . Payments can be made with Bitcoin . No data is required to identify us.
The application is equipped with a Kill Switch that will prevent us from leaking our real IP address when disconnected from the VPN. It works by disabling the application immediately after the connection to the VPN is lost. This is not a Kill Switch based firewall.
For even greater privacy, we also have the ability to use Double VPN . NordVPN is one of the few VPN providers that offers this service . Double VPN works on the principle that instead of one server, we connect to the Internet through two VPN servers. For example: first we connect to a VPN server in France, then connect to it in a VPN server in the Netherlands and only to the specific network resource we are interested in. In the case of Double VPN, encryption is done using the AES-256-CBC algorithm. Let us remember that the choice of such a connection can quite slow down the speed of our Internet connection.
We also have the opportunity to use the Tor over VPN connection . It looks like we first connect to a VPN server and then our traffic goes through the Tor network. Or:
User's computer -> VPN server -> Network Tor -> Internet
This is not a revolutionary solution, as we can do the same thing by using the Tor browser when connecting to a VPN.
The NordVPN application is equipped with IPv4 DNS leaks protection, which leaks IP addresses while querying DNS servers. Unfortunately, for now, IPv6 is not supported and the service provider recommends disabling it in our operating system settings to thwart IPv6 DNS leaks. Introduction of IPv6 support for is planned for 2017. Read more about DNS leaks here .
We can connect to NordVPN servers using the following protocols:
So we have access to all commonly used protocols for VPN connections. Of course we recommend using OpenVPN as it is generally considered the safest. You can find out more about VPN protocols from our detailed comparison and description of VPN protocols .
In terms of encryption NordVPN uses the following algorithms:
The above solutions guarantee a high level of security of data transmission and in case of OpenVPN and IKEv2 they are able to ensure full security of data sent via VPN.
Current price list NordVPN
The price of NordVPN is very much dependent on the length of time we subscribe. As you might expect, the longer the subscription period, the lower the average monthly price we will pay for the service.
There are three periods to choose from:
For a monthly subscription, where the fee will be charged monthly, we pay $ 11.95 each time. This is the least advantageous option if we plan to use NordVPN over a longer time horizon. Decide on it only if you need a VPN for a short period of time, for example a foreign departure or we just want to test the service, and we do not want to freeze a larger amount.
A six-month subscription costs $ 42, which gives you $ 7 per month for the service.
The annual fee and the two-year subscription are the most attractive . In the case of an annual subscription for the service, we will pay $ 69 which will give us $ 5.75 per month. For a two-year subscription, a special offer is currently available. This promotion can be used at this link or the promotional code 2YSpecial2017 when ordering. Then the price of one month will be $ 3.29 , and we will pay $ 78.96 for the whole.
Payments can be made in many ways. Fundamentals include credit card , PayPal and Bitcoin , but you can also pay with Paymentwall, which provides a variety of options depending on the country we are in. In your country we have the possibility to pay by means of quick bank transfers (Przelewy24 or Dotpay), MINT and Neosurf.
NordVPN offers a 30 day money back guarantee if we are unhappy with the service. Please contact customer service and if the problem is not resolved, the service will be refunded. Keep in mind that we only have 30 days. This option is not available for iTunes / App Store and Google Play Store purchases, as these platforms are subject to this policy.
NordVPN also offers a 3 day trial period during which we can test the service.
|Period||1 month||6 months||12 months||24 months|
|Price per month||$ 11.95||$ 7.00||$ 5.75||$ 3.29|
|Annual cost||$ 143.40||$ 84.00||USD 69.00||$ 39.50|
|Frequency of payment||every month||every 6 months||every 12 months||every 24 months|
59,40 USD rocznie You save $ 59.40 a year
74,40 USD rocznie You save $ 74.40 a year
207,80 USD przez dwa lata You save $ 207.80 for two years
NordVPN currently has 847 servers in 55 countries, placing it at the top in terms of number of locations available. The location is also available in your country, so when using VPN we will not lose access to VOD available only from your country and while abroad we will have access to them.
In addition to the standard VPN servers, you can use P2P dedicated servers, Double VPN servers, Onion over VPN servers, DDoS servers, and dedicated IP addresses. To purchase a dedicated IP address, contact your customer service department.
Map of NordVPN servers
|Number of servers:||55|
|Available free plan:||no|
|Available trial period:||Yes|
|Multihop / Double VPN:||Yes|
|Outside the "5 eyes" countries:||Yes|
|No logon traffic:||Yes|
|Connection logon not available:||Yes|
|Transfer logon not available:||Yes|
|1 month||$ 11.95|
|6 months||$ 42 USD ( $ 7 per month)|
|12 months||$ 69.00 ( $ 5.75 per month)|
|24 months||$ 79 ( $ 3.29 per month)|
|Possible return of money||Yes|
|Number of days for a refund:||30 days|
|L2TP / IPSec||Yes|
|Systems and devices|
NordVPN is currently one of the best deals on the market in terms of price / performance ratio. It will satisfy both those looking for security and privacy solutions in the network and those that need VPNs mainly to bypass geographical blocks or censorship.
This is a very good offer for VPN at a very good price, which in turn translates into 6 devices, which we can use at the same time becomes extremely low.