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If you already have a Linksys router at home, you can set up the ExpressVPN app for routers to add a layer of security and privacy to your browsing.

Note: The below steps are only for these Linksys router models:

  • Linksys WRT1200AC
  • Linksys WRT1900AC 13J1
  • Linksys WRT1900AC 13J2
  • Linksys WRT1900ACS
  • Linksys WRT3200ACM
  • Linksys EA6200

If you purchased an above router via FlashRouters, please see the setup steps here.

If you purchased an above router from a source other than FlashRouters and have not set it up, please see the setup steps for the WRT1200, WRT1900WRT3200, or EA6200.

If you use a different router, please try the manual router setup steps.

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Download the ExpressVPN app for Linksys router
Set up the ExpressVPN app on your Linksys router
Connect to a different server location


Download the ExpressVPN app for your Linksys router

  1. Sign in to your ExpressVPN account.
  2. Click Set Up on More Devices.set up on more devices windows
  3. Select Router on the left and your Linksys router model on the right-side drop down.select router on setup page
  4. Click Download Firmware. You should also copy or make a note of your activation code as you’ll need to enter it during setup later.Copy the activation code for the ExpressVPN router app.

Need help? For any issues, please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Set up the ExpressVPN app on your Linksys router

Before proceeding, make sure your Linksys router is correctly set up and connected to the internet.

  1. Sign in to your router admin panel at www.linksyssmartwifi.com. Enter the username “admin” then click Sign In.sign in to the linksys router dashboard
  2. Select Connectivity.Click on Connectivity on the Linksys dashboard
  3. Under Router Firmware Update – Manual, click Choose File and upload the ExpressVPN firmware you just downloaded.Select file at the Linksys router Connectivity screen
  4. Click Start and follow instructions to perform the initiate update. Your router will restart during this process.linksys click start
    Important: If you modified your Wi-Fi network’s name and password from the default settings at any time after setting up your Linksys router, then installing the ExpressVPN app will reset both your network name and password. Therefore, after installing the ExpressVPN app, your Wi-Fi network name will be LinksysXXXXX. You can find the password on the sticker at the bottom of your router.
  5. Connect to your router’s Wi-Fi or by cable then go to www.expressvpnrouter.com.
  6. Click Get Started to begin the setup process.Click on "Get Started."
  7. Paste your ExpressVPN activation code then connect to a VPN location.

Need help? For any issues, please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Connect to a different server location

To connect to a different server location, click on the location picker.

Click on the location picker.

Browse through the available locations, then click on a location to connect to it.

Browser server locations in the ExpressVPN router app.

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

Search for locations in the ExpressVPN router app.

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

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