How to set up ExpressVPN on Kali

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Note: ExpressVPN does not currently provide official support for this setup. As a result, you may encounter bugs while using ExpressVPN on Kali.

This guide will show you how to set up the ExpressVPN app on Kali. To complete this tutorial, you will need:

  • Kali correctly set up
  • An active ExpressVPN subscription

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Downloading the ExpressVPN app
Setting up the ExpressVPN app
Connecting to a server location


Downloading the ExpressVPN app

Open Web Browser.

kali web browser

Sign into your ExpressVPN account and click Set up ExpressVPN. Click on Linux on the left side of the screen, then click to download the Debian packet (64 bit or 32 bit).

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

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Setting up the ExpressVPN app

Open Terminal Emulator.

kali terminal emulator

Type sudo dpkg -i [file path/file_name]

kali install expressvpn

Type expressvpn activate

Enter your ExpressVPN activation code. You will not be able to see the characters you enter, so be sure to type in the correct code carefully.

kali expressvpn activate

You have the option of sending crash reports and other anonymous metrics to help improve ExpressVPN. Hit Y to approve sending reports.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully activated ExpressVPN.

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

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Connecting to a server location

To see a list of recommended locations to connect to, type expressvpn list

To connect to a server, type expressvpn connect [LOCATION]

kali expressvpn connect

After connecting to ExpressVPN, you can check your IP address and conduct a DNS leak test to verify you are protected by ExpressVPN.

To disconnect ExpressVPN, type expressvpn disconnect

kali expressvpn disconnect

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

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