This guide will show you how to remotely access devices connected to your ExpressVPN router using a technique known as port forwarding.
Refer to the section appropriate to the version of the ExpressVPN router app you are using below.
Note: You can find out which version of the ExpressVPN router app you are currently using by signing in to the ExpressVPN router dashboard and selecting Advanced Settings > Software Update. It is recommended that you update to the latest version of the ExpressVPN router firmware.
Set up port forwarding on ExpressVPN router v2
In the sidebar, select Advanced Settings > Port Forwarding. Select Add New Rule.
Enter the following details:
- Description: Enter a name that will help you recognize the forwarded port.
- Device: Select the device you want to access remotely.
- Internal Port: Enter a number between 1 and 65,535.
- External Port: Enter a number between 1 and 65,535.
- Protocol: Select your preferred protocol.
Select Save to add the new rule.
The selected device should now be remotely accessible on your public IP address using the external port you entered.
Note: You can use ExpressVPN’s IP Address Checker to find out your public IP address.
Use a DDNS hostname to access devices remotely
You can also set up a DDNS hostname to remotely access devices connected to your ExpressVPN router instead of using your public IP address.