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This tutorial will show you how to set up a VPN on your Huawei router with the L2TP protocol.
Not all ExpressVPN locations may be available for manually configured connections.
The steps below were tested on the Huawei B525. Other models may not be supported. If you are unable to follow the steps below because your device interface looks drastically different, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for further assistance.
1. Find your ExpressVPN account credentials
Go to the ExpressVPN setup page. If prompted, enter your ExpressVPN credentials and click Sign In.
Enter the verification code that is sent to your email.
On the right, select L2TP/IPsec.
This will show you your username, password, and a list of server addresses around the world.
Keep this browser window open. You will need this information for the setup later.
2. Configure your Huawei router
In your browser’s address bar, enter 192.168.1.1 to access the router admin panel.
If the address for your router’s admin panel was changed in the past and you cannot remember it, you can find it in your device’s settings.
Sign in with your username and password. (By default, they are both admin.) Click Log In.
In the top menu bar, click the Settings tab. In the sidebar, select VPN.
Enter the following details:
- Enable L2TP: Check this box.
- LNS address: Enter the server address you found earlier.
- Host Name: Enter a name that will help you recognize your VPN connection. For example: ExpressVPN_LA.
- Tunnel password: Enter 12345678.
- Handshake interval(s): Enter 60.
- PPP username: Enter the username you found earlier.
- PPP password: Enter the password you found earlier.
- Authentication: Select Auto.
Once the connection is successful, a “Success” message will appear and the Connection Status will change to “Connected.”
Check your IP address to confirm the VPN connection is working.
Connect to a different VPN server location
To connect to a different VPN server location, go to Settings > VPN. Next to LNS address, enter a different server address, then click Apply.
Disconnect from a VPN server location
To disconnect from a VPN server location, go to Settings > VPN. Next to Enable L2TP, uncheck the box, then click Apply.