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This guide will show you how to use the Smart Location feature and change VPN server locations on the ExpressVPN app for routers.

Note: Before proceeding with this tutorial, make sure you have set up the ExpressVPN app on your router.

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Connect with Smart Location
Connect to a different VPN server location


Connect with Smart Location

By default, you will be automatically connected to the location that provides the optimal experience for you, with a function called Smart Location. The Smart Location algorithm selects this location based on key metrics such as download speed, latency, and distance.

By default, you will be automatically connected to the location that provides the optimal experience for you, called Smart Location.

Once the app says “Connected,” your devices will be secured by a VPN.

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

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Connect to a different VPN server location

Note: To know which server location is best for your needs, read the ultimate guide to choosing a VPN server location.

To select a different VPN server location, select More icon..

Select the Location Picker.

To connect to a server location, select the name of the location.

The list of VPN locations features two tabs: Recommended and All locations.

The Recommended tab shows you ExpressVPN’s top picks for you.

The Recommended tab shows you ExpressVPN’s top picks for you to connect to.

The All locations tab lists the VPN server locations by region. You can expand and collapse the lists by selecting the "Down" icon. and "Up" icon. on the right.

The All locations tab lists the server locations by region.

You can also use the search bar to search for a location to connect to.

You can use the search bar to search for a location to connect to.

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