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It is important to keep ExpressVPN updated on your router for the latest functionality and security upgrades.

If you are using ExpressVPN for routers v2.7.0 or above, your router updates automatically every day at 4 a.m. local time, if an update is available, with the auto-update feature. There is no need for you to update ExpressVPN on your router manually.

If you are using ExpressVPN v2.6.6 or below, update it to the latest version that has the auto-update feature. Find your version of ExpressVPN for routers.

Note: Updating ExpressVPN on your router will not remove its current settings.

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Find your version of ExpressVPN for routers
Auto-update on ExpressVPN for routers v2.7.0 or above
Manually update a router running ExpressVPN (v2)
Manually update a router running ExpressVPN (v1)
I cannot update my router


Find your version of ExpressVPN for routers

  1. Sign in to your router running ExpressVPN.
  2. Select Advanced Settings > Software Update.
  3. Next to ExpressVPN version, you can see your version of ExpressVPN.

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

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Auto-update on ExpressVPN for routers v2.7.0 or above

The auto-update feature, enabled by default on ExpressVPN for routers v2.7.0 or above, allows any available updates to install automatically on your router at 4 a.m. every day. You are recommended to keep it enabled on your router to get the latest functionality and security upgrades.

Turn auto-update on or off

  1. Sign in to your router running ExpressVPN.
  2. Select Advanced Settings > Software Update.
  3. Toggle Install available updates daily at 4:00 a.m. on or off.
  4. Select Save.

When auto-update is turned off, you will be notified on the router dashboard when an update is available. To install the update, select Update Now.

Check or change your time zone settings

To ensure your router will update at the right time of day, make sure the time zone set on the router is accurate. To check or change the time zone:

  1. Sign in to your router running ExpressVPN.
  2. Select Advanced Settings > Router Settings.
  3. Check your time zone under Time zone.
  4. To reset your time zone, select your current time zone, then select Save.
    Select "Save."

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

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Manually update a router running ExpressVPN (v2)

If you are using ExpressVPN for routers v2.6.6 or below, your router does not update automatically. Update ExpressVPN on your router to the latest version which has the auto-update feature.

To update your router, download the latest ExpressVPN firmware:

  1. Sign in to the ExpressVPN setup page.
  2. Select your router model.
  3. Select Download Firmware.

After that, install the firmware on the router:

  1. Sign in to your router running ExpressVPN.
  2. Select Advanced Settings > Software Update.
    Select “Software Update.”
  3. Select Choose File.
  4. Select the firmware file, then select Update Now.
    Select "Update Now."

 

When the router is updating its firmware, your device will be disconnected from its network. After the update is complete, connect your device to the router again.

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

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Manually update a router running ExpressVPN (v1)

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

To update your ExpressVPN router, you will need to download the latest firmware version:

  1. Go to the ExpressVPN setup page.
  2. Enter your ExpressVPN credentials, then select Sign In.
  3. Select your router model.
  4. Select Download Firmware.

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.

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

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

To update your ExpressVPN router, you will need to download the latest firmware version:

  1. Go to the ExpressVPN setup page.
  2. Enter your ExpressVPN credentials, then select Sign In.
  3. Select your router model.
  4. Select Download Firmware.

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 select 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 update my router

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

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

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

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