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This tutorial will teach you how to set up your ExpressVPN router app on the Linksys EA6200.

Note: This tutorial is for users who purchased the EA6200 from a source other than FlashRouters.

Need help to figure out which model you’re using? See this troubleshooting guide.

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Get your Linksys router
Download the ExpressVPN firmware
TECHNICAL: How to flash to the ExpressVPN firmware
Connect your devices
Connect to a different server location
Manage devices connected to the router
Finding your passwords
Need help with MediaStreamer?
I’ve set up my router but cannot connect to the internet


Get your Linksys router

To purchase the Linksys EA6200, please visit the official Linksys website or the official Linksys Amazon page.

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Download the ExpressVPN firmware

Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click the link in the email.

open the welcome email

Sign in to your ExpressVPN account using your ExpressVPN username and password.

sign in to your expressvpn account

You will be taken to your account dashboard. Keep this page open. You will need to return here and retrieve your account activation code later.

Select Set Up on More Devices. (On mobile, select Set Up ExpressVPN.)

Click on "Set up ExpressVPN."

Select Router, then from the Select your router dropdown, choose Linksys EA6200 (see this guide on identifying your model) and hit Download Firmware to start downloading the ExpressVPN firmware.

You will be flashing to this firmware later, so make sure you select the correct firmware for your model.

download expressvpn ea6200

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

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TECHNICAL: How to flash to the ExpressVPN firmware

NOTE: Flashing the firmware will erase any current settings on your router. Although you can revert to the default firmware, users are not recommended to attempt the below without prior technical know-how.

Connect your computer to your router using a cable. Use any of the four blue ports (labeled 1-4) and not the yellow “Internet” port.

While your router is NOT connected to the Internet, go to linksyssmartwifi.com. You can also access your router setup screen by finding the router’s default gateway.

Check the boxes for “I have read…” and “I want to skip…”, then click Next. You will not see this screen if you have configured your router before.

begin ea6200 setup

After loading, you will see the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Sign In page. Next to “For local access”, click click here.ea6200 local access

In the “Sign In” screen, enter “admin” then click Sign In.sign in linksys

In the main “Smart Wi-Fi” screen, click Connectivity.ea6200 connectivity

Click Choose File.ea6200 choose file

Select the ExpressVPN firmware and then click Start.ea6200 start flash

You will see a notification informing you that the firmware update will require a reboot of your router. Click Yes to continue.ea6200 flash yes

Once the firmware was been successfully installed, click Ok to initiate the router rebooting.ea6200 router reboot

After the router has rebooted, you should be automatically redirected to www.expressvpnrouter.com. You may need to reconnect to your router’s Wi-Fi.

If you are not redirected, you can access the ExpressVPN router dashboard by entering the router gateway address (e.g., 192.168.1.1, 192.168.132.1, etc.)

To begin the setup process, click Get Started.

Click on "Get Started."

If you know your ISP username and password, enter it and click Connect. If not, click My ISP Has No Login.

Enter your ISP credentials.

Paste the account activation code you found before and click Sign In.

Enter your ExpressVPN activation code.

You can share crash reports and other anonymous analytics to improve ExpressVPN. Click OK if you agree to share reports.

Share analytics for ExpressVPN.

You will now configure the details for your Wi-Fi network. Enter the Wi-Fi name and Wi-Fi password you want to use and click Continue.

Set the Wi-Fi username and password.

Next, set the router admin password. This is the password you will use to access the ExpressVPN router dashboard.

Set the new dashboard password.

Click Done to confirm your router administration settings. You may need to reconnect to your router’s Wi-Fi.

You’re advised to keep a record of your router usernames and passwords.

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

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Connect your devices

By default, the ExpressVPN router app will connect you to the best possible VPN location, called Smart Location. This is determined using anonymous metrics such as download speed, latency, and distance.

All devices connected to the internet via your ExpressVPN router (either through cable or Wi-Fi) will have its traffic sent through a secure VPN.

The ExpressVPN router app is connected.

To connect any device to the VPN, plug its network cable into the ExpressVPN router or connect the device to the ExpressVPN router’s Wi-Fi. The network name and password are given as the last two items at the bottom of your router.

You can also change the VPN server location you are connected to or disconnect a device connected to the router by logging in to www.expressvpnrouter.com.

Need help? 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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Manage devices connected to the router

By default, the ExpressVPN app routes all traffic through the VPN. However, you may configure the app so that only certain connected devices use the VPN.

On the router dashboard, go to the Devices tab.

If Each device uses is set to Router VPN, all connected devices will use the VPN.

Configure all connected devices to use the VPN.

If Each device uses is set to Per device, you can select which devices are protected by the VPN.

Configure selected devices to use the VPN.

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

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Finding your passwords

All the passwords you need are written on the bottom of your router. For joining the router wifi:

  • SSID/Wifi name: LinksysXXXXX
  • SSID/Wifi password: <labeled as “Wireless Password” on the sticker on the bottom of your router>

For logging into www.expressvpnrouter.com

  • Router admin password: <the password you previously set>

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

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Need help with MediaStreamer?

If you are looking to use the MediaStreamer DNS servers, read this article: How to set up DNS on your Linksys router.

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I’ve set up my router but cannot connect to the internet

If you have set up your Linksys EA6200 according to the instructions above but cannot connect to the internet, please:

  1. Check your internet cable is plugged into the yellow “Internet” port at the back of the router
  2. Check your Linksys router is connected to your modem (if the Linksys EA6200 is your primary router) or existing router (if you’re using the Linksys EA6200 as a “secondary” router)
  3. Reboot your router and try connecting to the internet again

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

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