How to setup ExpressVPN with OpenVPN on your Asus router


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This tutorial is only compatible with the following Asus routers:

RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-AC66U, RT-AC68U, RT-AC87U, RT-AC5300, RT-AC3200, RT-AC3100, RT-AC1750, RT-AC88U, RT-AC66R, RT-AC55U

You will download the OpenVPN configuration file for the server location of your choice.

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Download the VPN configuration files
Configure your ASUS router

Download the VPN configuration files

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

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here.

log in to

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page. This will take you to the Downloads page.


Click on Manual Config on the left side of the screen and then select OpenVPN on the right. Download and save the .ovpn file(s) or locations (e.g. Los Angeles, New York, etc.) that you wish to connect to.

download openvpn configuration files

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

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Configure your ASUS router

Go to your Asus router control panel on your browser. It should have the address by default (unless you changed it).

Login with the username and password you setup for your router account. By default, your User Name should be admin and your Password should be admin (unless you changed it).

login screen

Click VPN on the left-hand side under Advanced Settings.

vpn - advanced settings

Click the VPN Client tab on the top.

vpn client

Click Add profile.


Click OpenVPN.


Description: Type any description that will help you recognize your VPN connection. We recommend you type in the name of the server location you want to connect to. For example: ExpressVPN LA.
Username: (Leave blank)
Password: (Leave blank)

Click Choose File and select the file which you downloaded earlier. Click Upload. You can click OK once the Complete! message pops up.

upload openvpn file

Click Connect.


Congratulations! Once the tick shows up in the Connection Status box, you will have access to our VPN services!

connection status

Check your location and IP address at What is my IP Address to confirm that the VPN connection is working

check your ip address

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

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