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2022 November 23

Router v4.1.0

In this release, we added:

  • A connection helper to assist you in getting online faster.
  • Support for static WAN IP addresses that some ISPs require.
  • Support for custom DNS when the VPN is disconnected. This prevents your ISP from observing DNS activity.
  • Hints to help you set static LAN device IP addresses.

2022 November 3

Router v4.0.9

  • In this release, we improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 October 27

Router v4.0.8

In this release, we:

  • Fixed a bug that might have kept you from activating ExpressVPN in rare circumstances.
  • Added an advanced setting that lets you change the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size for internet service providers that might require it.

2022 October 18

Router v4.0.7 (All models)

  • In this release, we fixed some bugs and improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 September 30

Router v4.0.6 (Aircove only)

  • In this release, we added a toggle in the settings to turn WPA3 Wi-Fi security on or off.

2022 September 29

Router v3.6.3

  • We improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 September 22

Router v4.0.5 (Aircove only)

  • In this release, we added support for ExpressVPN Aircove – our newly launched Wi-Fi 6 router with built-in VPN protection!

2022 August 23

Router v3.6.2

In this release we:

  • Fixed some text that may have overlapped in your app interface if you were using Safari.
  • Improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 July 28

Router v3.6.1

In this release, we:

  • Reduced from two to one the number of clicks it takes to edit your device settings.
  • Renamed the “Forget Device” button to “Reset Device Settings” so that it’s clearer what this button does.
  • More clearly signposted how to find your ExpressVPN activation code.
  • Fixed some pesky UI bugs.
  • Made security improvements.

2022 May 18

Router v3.6.0

In this release we:

  • Added a QR code shortcut so that you can share Wi-Fi fast and easily.
  • Added a new guide when it’s the first time you’re setting up the router.
  • Improved the animation and progress bar for installation updates so it’s clearer for you.
  • Improved dashboard navigation via keyboard so that it’s faster and more reliable.
  • Refined the message displayed when you lose connection to the router for better clarity.

2022 February 23

Router v3.5.1

  • Fixed an issue which occurred when reverting to newer versions of Asus firmware.

2022 February 11

Router v3.5.0

  • Set different passwords for 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks.
  • Choose a default Device Group for newly connected devices.
  • Block internet access for devices when put in Device Groups set to use “No Internet.”
  • Navigate and organize devices on the dashboard using keyboard shortcuts.
  • Reduced the time it takes to set up a new router.
  • Routers will now install updates during setup.
  • Updated OpenSSL to Version 1.1.1m.

2022 January 7

Router v3.4.1

  • Lightway improvements.

2021 December 14

Router v3.4.0

  • Updated the SSL certificate.
  • Reduced the frequency at which the router checks for updates.
  • Devices without a device name will show as “Unnamed” to reduce confusion.

2021 November 12

Router v3.3.2

  • Bug fixes.

2021 November 9

Router v3.3.1

  • Bug fixes.

2021 October 22

Router v3.3.0

  • Auto-update is available in more countries and for users who are not signed in to their ExpressVPN account.
  • Users can now easily opt in to test beta versions of the app via the Software Update settings.

2021 October 7

Router v3.2.2

  • Fixed an issue affecting some Linksys routers that caused the loss of Device Group settings after a router reboot.

2021 September 30

Router v3.2.1

  • Device Groups headers now collapse on scroll to provide more space to view lists of devices.
  • Fixed an issue with the drag-and-drop functionality for some Android phones.
  • Fixed overlapping text in Device Groups headers in older versions of Safari on macOS.
  • Fixed a backup-restore failure that happened when Wi-Fi names contained emojis.

2021 September 2

Router v3.2.0

  • Introduced Device Groups, a new feature that allows you to sort your devices into groups, each connected to a different VPN location.
  • Made it easier to turn off Network Lock when the VPN or internet connection unexpectedly fails.

2021 July 5

Router v3.1.1

  • Added UTC+05:30 to the time zone settings.
  • Clearer messages shown while Network Lock is active.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes reset the connection type of devices using “No VPN” after a router reboot.

2021 June 24

Router v3.1.0

  • Device management improvements:
    • Devices appear almost instantly in the device list after connecting to the ExpressVPN router.
    • The device list now shows each device’s connection method (Wi-Fi or ethernet) and whether they are using a randomized MAC address (private address).
    • Devices’ “last seen” time is more accurate.
    • Devices with unknown names display part of their MAC address to aid identification.
    • Port forwarding now works for devices with unknown names.
    • Clearer messaging when changing a device’s IP address.
  • Improved how the router handles situations when it cannot connect to the internet.
  • Added support for special characters in the Wi-Fi network name (SSID).
  • Improved connectivity for some countries.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 May 24

Router v3.0.1

  • Improved connection reliability when using Lightway.
  • Added support for the Netgear R6400v2.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 April 27

Router v3.0.0

  • Introducing ExpressVPN’s new app design.
  • Updated OpenSSL to version 1.1.1k.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 April 7

Router v2.7.3

  • Changed auto-update and auto-reboot time to 4 a.m.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 March 30

Router v2.7.2

  • Security fix related to an upstream bug (CVE-2021-3336) in wolfSSL that affected only Lightway – TCP, a protocol currently in preview. We blocked Lightway – TCP on our servers for all affected versions on March 18, and this update fixes the bug and restores connectivity for Lightway – TCP. We found the bug through our routine internal security audits, and we have no evidence that it was ever exploited.
  • Fixed an issue where customers may be unable to complete router setup.

2021 March 18

Router v2.7.1

  • Fixed an issue where customers may be unable to sign in to their ExpressVPN account on their router.

2021 March 8

Router v2.7.0

  • Added daily auto-update feature (enabled by default).
  • Added daily auto-reboot feature (enabled by default for Linksys routers to minimize Wi-Fi issues).
  • Added support for the Linksys WRT32X and Asus RT-AC68U v3.
  • Added the Lightway TCP protocol (preview).
  • Bug fixes.

2021 January 18

Router v2.6.6

  • Introducing ExpressVPN’s new logo.

2021 January 4

Router v2.6.5

  • Reduced time to connect using the Lightway protocol.

2020 November 23

Router v2.6.4

2020 October 21

Router v2.6.3

  • Bug fixes.

2020 September 14

Router v2.6.2

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • SSL certificate updated.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 August 26

Router v2.6.0

  • New Lightway protocol (beta). Visit VPN Options > VPN Preferences to enable Lightway.
  • Improved Wi-Fi network setup experience.
  • Router browser favicon now indicates VPN status.
  • Time zone is now automatically set and user-configurable.
  • Firmware update download link now links to users-specific router model.
  • Firmware update success message now links to router release notes.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 August 21

Router v2.4.3

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 August 14

Router v1.5.7

  • SSL certificate updated.

2020 August 3

Router v2.4.1

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 July 9

Router v2.4.0

  • Improved reliability when changing settings.
  • Improved messaging when updating the firmware.
  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 June 23

Router v2.3.4

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 June 15

Router v2.3.3

  • Users can now access their primary router when using their ExpressVPN router as a secondary router.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 May 20

Router v2.3.2

  • Fixed security bugs reported by reflect10n:
    • Authenticated command injection via web interface hostname parameter.
    • Buffer overflow via web interface hostname parameter.
    • Cryptographically forgeable cookies.
    • Authenticated DoS via DDNS Interface.
  • Added warning when changing VPN protocol.
  • Added warning when changing Wi-Fi settings.
  • Made it harder to set an invalid device IP address.
  • Added a favicon to the admin interface.
  • Improved the position of some settings within the admin interface.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 May 6

Router v1.3.7

  • SSL certificate updated.
  • Improved upgrade flow to v2.

2020 April 21

Router v2.3.1

  • Added option to hide Wi-Fi network name (SSID).
  • WAN IP address is now displayed under Internet Settings.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 March 31

Router v2.3.0

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • Support for the IKEv2 protocol.
  • Added support for Netgear R7000P routers.
  • UI improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 February 25

Router v2.2.9

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 February 10

Router v2.2.7

  • Added support for Netgear R6700v3 routers
  • Bug fixes

2019 December 6

Router v2.2.5

  • Improvements in connection success from certain locations

2019 Nov 1

Router v2.2.4

  • Improvements in connection success from certain locations

2019 Oct 4

Router v2.2.2

  • Bug fixes

2019 Sep 25

Router v2.2.1

  • Supports DDNS
  • Improved VPN connection success rate
  • Fixed UI bugs

2019 Aug 23

Router v2.1.1

  • Fixed bug that shows a “Connection limit reached” message

2019 Jun 27

Router v2.0.4

  • Fixed bug that prevented the router from connecting to Santa Monica

2019 May 24

Router v2.0.3

  • New, redesigned router dashboard
  • Improved VPN connection success rate

DDWRT release: 2018 Oct 31

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.6

  • Updated VPN connection logic (to improve VPN connection success rate)

WRT release: 2018 Sept 14

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.6

  • Fixed bug that caused “Help improve ExpressVPN” checkbox to become unintentionally unchecked

WRT release: 2018 Sept 7

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.5

  • Improved VPN connection reliability

DDWRT release: 2018 July 9

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.4

  • Fixed bug with Smart Location recommendation not updating

WRT release: 2018 June 20

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.4

  • Improved VPN connection/reconnection logic

WRT release: 2018 Apr 13

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.3

  • Minor bug fixes

DDWRT release: 2018 Apr 13

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.3

  • Minor bug fixes

WRT release: 2018 Feb 28
OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.2

  • split tunnelling bug fixes
  • updated OpenVPN
  • fixed flashing issue on latest Linksys 3200ACM hardware

WRT release: 2018 Jan 15

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.1

  • Added “Manage Devices” menu, with option to use MediaStreamer

DDWRT release: 2018 Jan 15

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.1

  • Added “Manage Devices” menu, with option to use MediaStreamer

WRT release: 2017 Nov 28
WRT v1.4.7

  • Fixed error message when user activates while not connected to internet

WRT release: 2017 Nov 24
WRT v1.4.6

  • Bug fix to stop frequent PPPoE internet re-connections
  • Increased VPN connection reliability.

DDWRT release: 2017 Nov 17

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.2.3

  • Added success messages after activation and update

  • Increased reliability of VPN connection

  • Minor bug fixes

DDWRT release: 2017 Nov 3

EA6200 v1.2.1

  • UI bug fixes

WRT release: 2017 Nov 3
WRT v1.4.4

  • UI bug fixes

EA6200 release: 2017 Oct 27

EA6200 v1.2.0

  • One-click update (won’t experience this functionality until the NEXT update)
  • Increased WiFi reliability
  • Increased VPN connection reliability

WRT release: 2017 Oct 27
WRT v1.4.3

  • Increased VPN connection reliability.

WRT release: 2017 Oct 17
WRT v1.4.2

  • Patched to mitigate KRACK vulnerability of WiFi clients connected to the router.

WRT release: 2017 July 21
WRT v1.4.1

  • Added USB support
  • Added remote access (for customers who have a public IP)
  • Minor copy and bug fixes

EA6200 release: 2017 June 16
EA6200 v1.1.2

  • improved connection success rate for certain location
  • split tunnelling
  • streamlined diagnostics

2017 May 26
WRT version 1.4.0

  • Updated wifi drivers (notably, this fixes issues some customers were having with the WRT3200ACM)
  • Minor UX improvements

2017 Mar 23
version 1.3.3

  • Bug fixes

2017 Mar 7
version 1.3.2

  • Improved connection reliability

2017 Feb 10
version 1.3.1

  • Improved fault tolerance
  • Recommended Location is ‘smarter’
  • OpenVPN authentication update
  • Bug fixes

2016 Dec 21
version 1.2.1

  • Speed improvements
  • Update to how DNS is handled during split tunnelling
  • Fix for 3200 error message when flashing back to Linksys firmware about file ‘too large’
  • Update to how to handle country codes
  • Bug fixes

2016 Nov 9
version 1.2.0

  • Updated signed packages, Linux kernel & OpenWRT to enable support for latest Linksys model (WRT3200ACM)

2016 Oct 14
version 1.1.3

  • Allow custom DNS settings on devices where VPN has been turned off
  • Bug fixes

2016 Sept 12
version 1.1.2

  • Introduced split tunneling functionality: allows users to select which devices connected to the router are protected by VPN and which devices are not protected by VPN
  • Added ‘cancel’ button: allows users to cancel when VPN is connecting or reconnecting
  • Bug Fixes

2016 Jul 8
version 1.0.1

  • Initial release
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