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This tutorial guide will walk you through the steps to set up a VPN on your Huawei router with the L2TP protocol. After setup, you may connect any number of devices to the VPN.
This tutorial used the Huawei B525 router as a test device. Other models may not be supported. If you are encountering difficulties for your specific router model, please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for further assistance.
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Find your ExpressVPN account credentials
To begin, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.
Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or signed in to the website, click on Set Up on More Devices.
Click on Manual Config on the left side of the screen and then select PPTP & L2TP/IPsec on the right. This will show you your username, password, and a list of server addresses around the world.
Please note this information as you will need it to configure your Huawei router.
Configure your Huawei router with the VPN
Access your router’s control panel by entering 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.8.1. If that does not work, see how to find your router’s default gateway.
If this is your first time signing in, use the credentials supplied at the bottom of the router.
Click on Settings > VPN.
Fill in the details as follows:
- Enable L2TP: Checked
- LNS address: paste the ExpressVPN manual config address you found above
- Host Name: A name of your choice
- Tunnel password: 12345678
- Handshake interval(s): 60
- Username: paste the ExpressVPN manual config username you found above
- Password: paste the ExpressVPN manual config password you found above
- Authentication: Auto
When you see a “Success” message, check your IP to ensure you are connected to the VPN via your router.
Connect to another VPN server
To connect to a different ExpressVPN location, change the VPN server address next to LNS address and click Apply.
When you see a “Success” message, check your IP to ensure you are connected to the new location via your router.
Disconnect from the VPN server
To disconnect from the VPN server, uncheck the box next to Enable L2TP and click Apply.