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This guide will show you how to reset your ExpressVPN router to the original firmware.
See instructions for:
ExpressVPN router v2
Go to www.expressvpnrouter.com. In the sidebar, go to Advanced Settings > Software Update.
Click on Choose file and select the firmware file.
Click Update Now.
Wait a moment while the firmware is upgrading. You will be taken back to the dashboard when the process has been completed.
I’ve “bricked” my router
In the unlikely event that your router stops responding during the flashing process:
- Power on your router.
- Keep it on for 8 seconds.
- Turn off the router.
- Repeat the above three more times.
ExpressVPN router v1
Go to www.expressvpnrouter.com using the router’s Wi-Fi connection. On the page, select System and then Backup / Flash Firmware.
Scroll down to Flash new firmware image and uncheck the box next to Keep settings.
Click Choose File and upload the original Linksys firmware. You can find the original firmware file by visiting linksys.com and searching for your model name.
Click Flash image… and then Proceed.
Note: If you are about to sell or give the router away, you are recommended to first flash the router a second time using the Linksys UI and then reset the router to factory defaults to wipe out any custom settings.
Go to www.expressvpnrouter.com using the router’s Wi-Fi connection. On the page, select Administration and then Firmware Upgrade.
In the drop-down menu, select Reset to Default settings and find the original Asus or Netgear firmware to flash to.
Click Upgrade and wait while the firmware is uploaded. You will be asked to verify the file flashing. Click Proceed to continue.
When the flash is complete, you will be notified that you are not connected to the router. This is normal. Connect to the Asus or Netgear router’s Wi-Fi and set your router login information if prompted.
The image below displays the Netgear Admin Account Settings:
You should have full internet access now. If you have trouble accessing your router dashboard later, see instructions on how to find your router’s default gateway.