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Windows 7: Cannot resolve names after turning off NETBIOS for NordVPN

26 Nov 2017   #1

Cannot resolve names after turning off NETBIOS for NordVPN

Hi, background:
I had few problems using NordVPN until somewhat recently, but my use was intermittent. If it dropped a connection i was not worried. Now however, I need a reliable VPN working 24x7. Turns out, that wasn't working with NordVPN. Longer story shorter, they had me turn off NETBIOS over TCP in the network connection, which indeed seems to have improved their situation and created a new huge headache.
Now, my computer names don't resolve.

I can ping my other computers by IP address, but not by name. I have cleared caches, rebooted, but not being a network guy can only say Nord has made me trade off a working windows network to use their product.

So, #1 ... can I fix the problem and leave NETBIOS configured to disabled for Nord?
and #2 ... should I be looking for a different VPN vendor? If so, which?

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26 Nov 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Locally netbios resolves computer names turn it off and you can access via ip but not name
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27 Nov 2017   #3


Yep. Noted. Stupid direction from Nord. Have since found lots of people complaining about Nord. Have replaced it. Currently using ExpressVPN. All seems well now having restored my previous protocols and with Express the connection seems quite stable.
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