If you’re already using a VPN, you know it comes with many benefits, from keeping your online activity private to helping you stream all your favorite content and gain unrestricted access to the internet.
But VPN apps have limitations. They can be installed on numerous devices, like desktops and mobile phones, but not on certain smart appliances and gadgets, such as smart fridges, security cameras, and some smart TVs. These items are often left vulnerable to hackers and snoops.
VPN services will also typically limit the number of simultaneous connections you can make with one account. An ExpressVPN subscription lets you connect to VPN servers on up to five devices at once, which is plenty for most people, but maybe not for everybody.
Now for the good news: You can remove both of these limitations in one move—by setting up a VPN on your router.
Why you should get ExpressVPN on your router
Installing the latest ExpressVPN app on your router is the simplest and most effective way to cover everything in your network with a VPN connection.
1. It protects all your devices
That includes ones that can’t run a VPN app directly, like your gaming consoles, certain smart TVs, and home appliances. If you have more than five devices in your home network, your router can protect all of them while only counting as one VPN connection. Bonus: Any guests or technophobes who connect to your router will automatically be protected without needing the app on their devices.
2. It’s easy to use
No need to open up your terminal or break into a sweat over different options and settings. ExpressVPN’s router app interface is intuitive, unintimidating, and as simple as joining a Wi-Fi network.
3. It’s customized to your needs
Don’t want to connect all your devices to the router VPN? Our router app allows you to pick and choose the devices you want to cover with a VPN, leaving out the ones you don’t, thanks to split tunneling. This prevents an all-or-nothing situation and allows you to fully customize how your devices connect to the router.
Want an ExpressVPN router? We’re giving away five!
If you’d like to get complete protection of all your devices at home, here’s your chance to get an ExpressVPN-compatible Linksys WRT3200ACM router for free, with a 12-month ExpressVPN subscription to boot.
Enter our contest on the giveaway site Gleam before January 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.). It’s a randomized draw, but you can increase your number of entries by taking the actions specified on the competition page. Good luck!