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What's up everyone, Patrick here and in today's video, I'll be showing you how to use Nord VPN
on a Windows PC or desktop computer. Now Nord VPN is one of the top available VPN services on the
market today. And if you don't know what a VPN is, it simply stands for virtual private network. And
it allows you to remain anonymous. While you're browsing online. This is great if you're trying to
stream region locked videos or movies or if you're trying to torrent and remain anonymous, whatever
the reason, a VPN is the way to go and include a link down in the description to Nord VPN. So
you can go ahead and download it and follow along with me today. And of course, include any
discounts or deals that come along with that. So jumping right into it, the first thing you'll do
is head over to Nord vpn.com, and then download the app for yourself after downloading and
installing it, you can open it up from your desktop and log in.
Once you're logged in, you'll
be greeted with a nearly identical screen to mine, which is a map of the world along with all these
little location icons. Now all of these icons simply mean that Nord VPN has service available in
those countries. And this is great, especially if you're trying to connect to a region locked site
or streaming platform, and you need to appear like you're in another country. Now, clicking on
any one of these will quick connect to the best available connection within that country for you.
And then clicking on the disconnect button at the bottom will simply allow you to disconnect from
that and you're no longer browsing privately. If you want a full list of all of the available
countries, you've got that on the left side over here, hovering over any one of these, and then
clicking on it will then allow you to obviously Quick Connect. But if you want to jump in and
take a look at the specific servers or regions for yourself, you can click on these three dots or
right click on any one of these.
And if they have multiple regions available, you'll see a region
drop down list and a server drop down list. Now, by default, all of these are set to the fastest,
but you can go in and choose one that's better for you. Now, you might want to pick one that's
closer, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it will be a quicker connection, it all comes down
to the hardware and then your internet connection just to the internet as a whole because you're
first connecting to your local line. And then that's routing you all the way to your region and
server for your VPN and then that's taking you to your destination. So it's natural that there
will be a little bit of latency or delay in that. But that's where Nord Lynx comes in handy.
Now Nord Lynx is a proprietary protocol. And VPN protocols are simply the way that your
service is able to talk to the server itself, the international standard is open VPN, and that's
the open source version. And almost all if not all, VPN services have this protocol available.
However, Nord VPN and some other VPN services have their own proprietary protocols, because
they've invested an awful lot into their hardware and infrastructure and want to make sure
you're getting the best bang for your buck while connecting to their hardware.
Now, if you wanted
to, you can go ahead and change these protocols as you see fit by going to the gear icon at the top
and clicking on that this will open up all of your settings. And from here, you can see the general
settings tab, which is simply your launch options. All of these options are going to be self
explanatory, and that's through all of these different settings menu.
But what we're interested
in is the auto Connect, this will show you whether or not you connect whenever you're on Wi Fi,
if you want your device to always no matter what be running with your VPN, whenever you're
connected to the internet, then you would have this on if you want a little more control, then
obviously leave that off and turn it on with quick connect or directly to a region a server of
your choice as you see fit. Now just below that, you can see the VPN protocols section and this
drop down list will show you all of the available VPN protocols that Nord VPN has to offer. And
you'll see the two different ones for open VPN. And then the recommended one, which is Nord links,
and the one that I'm already on by default. Now, obviously, you've got some more settings over here
that you can jump into. And these are a little more technical that once you have a little more of
an understanding of the application, they'll make more sense to you.
But these are just general VPN
settings such as a kill switch, whenever you're disconnected by your VPN on accident, then it will
automatically disconnect you from the internet, so you're not browsing online unprotected. Of course,
these are just personal preferences. Now in order to head back to the menu, we'll just click that
back button at the top left. And going back to the list on the left side, you can scroll all the way
up to see your most recent connections and just below that specialty servers. Now the purpose
of specialty servers are just that for special use cases whenever you're trying to connect for a
specific reason whether you're using an onion web browsing client, or if you're trying to do peer
to peer connections through a VPN service just like that you should now understand how to use
Nord VPN on your Windows, PC or desktop Computer and if you haven't already, be sure to check out
that link below in the description with any deals or discounts along with it.
Let me know down in
the comments what your favorite feature about Nord VPN is. And if you found this video helpful,
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