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This guide will show you how to upgrade your ExpressVPN Router Firmware.

Before you start, download the latest version of the ExpressVPN app for your router model.

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.

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Upgrade the firmware on ExpressVPN router v2
Upgrade the firmware on ExpressVPN router v1
I cannot upgrade my ExpressVPN router firmware


Upgrade the firmware on ExpressVPN router v2

Note: You are recommended to connect to the internet via an ethernet cable for a more stable connection.

Go to the ExpressVPN router dashboard. Sign in with your router admin password.

In the sidebar, go to Advanced Settings > Software Update.

Click “Software Update.”

Click Choose file.

Click “Choose File.”

Select the firmware file, then click Update Now.

Click “Update Now."

During the firmware upgrade process, your device will be disconnected from the router’s Wi-Fi. Select your router’s Wi-Fi network to reconnect to the router again.

After the firmware has been upgraded, sign in to the ExpressVPN router dashboard again.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Upgrade the firmware on ExpressVPN router v1

Note: It is recommended that you connect to the internet via an ethernet cable for a more stable connection.

Go to the ExpressVPN router dashboard. Sign in with your router admin password.

In the top navigation bar, select System. In the left-side menu, select Backup / Flash Firmware.

Click Choose File and select the firmware file. Click Flash Image…

Select whether you want to reset to default settings after upgrading. When asked whether you want to flash the firmware, click Proceed.

While the firmware is being upgraded, select your preference when asked whether to keep your current configurations.

During the firmware upgrade process, your device will be disconnected from the router’s Wi-Fi. Select your router’s Wi-Fi to reconnect to the router again.

After the firmware has been upgraded, sign in with your router username and password.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Note: It is recommended that you connect to the internet via an ethernet cable for a more stable connection.

Go to the ExpressVPN router dashboard. Sign in with your router admin password.

In the top navigation bar, go to Administration. In the left-side menu, select Firmware Upgrade.

Select whether you want to reset to default settings after upgrading.

Upload the firmware file, then click Upgrade.

While the firmware is being upgraded, select your preference when asked whether to keep your current configurations.

During the firmware upgrade process, your device will be disconnected from the router’s Wi-Fi. Select your router’s Wi-Fi to reconnect to the router again.

After the firmware has been upgraded, sign in with your router username and password.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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I cannot upgrade my ExpressVPN router firmware

If you encounter an “invalid file” error when trying to update your ExpressVPN router firmware, follow these steps instead to update your firmware:

  1. Sign in to expressvpnrouter.com:8080.
  2. Select Administration.
  3. Sign in with your router admin username and password.
  4. Click Firmware Upgrade.
  5. Click Choose file, then select the ExpressVPN firmware you downloaded.
  6. Click Upgrade.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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