March 4, 2021, this morning, reader @Felix left me a message “Barry, just now nord seems to be not working, with quick connect has not been able to connect, test it”. In order to verify @Felix’s situation, I immediately tested the China-specific version of NordVPN’s APP, and I verified that the latest version of NordVPN is still 184.108.40.206, not updated. I tested it on February 28th, using the OK “NordVPN Windows10 China’s Version Test-20210228”. NordVPN has always been the first target of firewalls, and if it really has connection problems, then it is probable that This two-meeting blockade has begun. Let me run the test!
Today, February 28, 2021, NordVPN’s China-specific version for Windows 10 will be tested. The main thing to note is that this version is a special app developed by NordVPN for restricted countries, and currently NordVPN has only two versions of the restricted app for Windows and Android, so if you need to download them you can click on “China VPN Download”The download page contains both local and official downloads.
As some NordVPN users may have already noticed, NordVPN appears to be unable to connect in Windows 10. This did happen when I went to test it, but try it really? The China-specific version also failed after OpenVPN Gui. If that’s really the case then you can’t connect using NordVPN in Windows in China.
esterday and today, reader @JasperXu @Addy left a message saying that NordVPN is having problems connecting in China again, the international version is definitely not connecting, but the China-specific version and OpenVPN GUi cannot connect even with manual configuration. After receiving the message I took the time to test it this afternoon. Since the China-specific version of NordVPN is currently only available for Windows and Android, and I don’t have an Android machine in my hands, I couldn’t do a real test. In addition, regarding the manual configuration of OpenVPN GUi, whether it can connect successfully or not mainly depends on whether its servers are blocked. Before testing, I checked the latest list of servers released on the official website, and there are 12 official servers announced, and there are big differences from the previous announcement, so updating the server configuration should be the right choice.
Yesterday a reader of this site @Lin, found and left a comment informing NordVPN of the release of a Windows version specifically for China VPN connections. Barry then confirmed the situation: only Windows and Android versions have been released so far, Macbook and IOS have not yet been released. Today’s test is a server connection and post-connection speed test for the Windows China-specific version of the APP, along with an installation tutorial. If you need to download it, you can check this article “NordVPN can’t connect solution zh”, I have put together the download address here.
Although this method may require some new operations to understand when first configured, once mastered it is actually smoother and more stable than the APP direct connection. Today I will test the Windows 10 + OpenVPN Gui manual configuration connection combination, the purpose of this test is to help you understand whether the service area profile provided by NordVPN is still valid. At the end of the article I will publish the manual configuration method of NordVPN for Mac, Windows, IOS and Android for your reference…
Today I will test NordVPN in Windows 10 for wall climbing in mainland China. NordVPN has not recovered its APP direct connection since it was last restored and then strongly blocked again after 24 hours, and so far its APP direct connection wall climbing has not been restored either. But as an old VPN, it is always possible to help Chinese users to go through the wall by its manual configuration. The purpose of this test is to verify its availability and the real situation of the manual wall server currently provided by NordVPN to make wall connections in China. I hope this test will bring some reference significance to the readers…