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2024 July 12

Router v4.2.5

In this release, we:

  • Updated Lightway for better stability and performance.
  • Improved connectivity for some countries.
  • Updated the SSL certificate.

2024 March 14

Router v4.2.4

In this release, we:

  • Updated Lightway for better stability and performance.
  • Updated the SSL certificate.

2024 January 24

Router v4.2.3

In this release, we:

  • Fixed an issue that might cause the VPN to automatically reconnect every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Updated the SSL certificate.

2023 May 30

Router v4.2.2

In this release, we:

  • Reduced the number of times where you might see a “Connection to router lost” message.
  • Improved connectivity for some countries.
  • Updated the SSL certificate

2022 December 20

Router v4.2.0

  • In this release, we added Lightway Passthrough. This allows ExpressVPN apps on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices to connect to ExpressVPN locally without being interrupted by any existing VPN connections from the router. This feature works automatically without needing any configuration.

2022 November 23

Router v4.1.0

In this release, we added:

  • A connection helper to assist you in getting online faster.
  • Support for static WAN IP addresses that some ISPs require.
  • Support for custom DNS when the VPN is disconnected. This prevents your ISP from observing DNS activity.
  • Hints to help you set static LAN device IP addresses.

2022 November 3

Router v4.0.9

  • In this release, we improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 October 27

Router v4.0.8

In this release, we:

  • Fixed a bug that might have kept you from activating ExpressVPN in rare circumstances.
  • Added an advanced setting that lets you change the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size for internet service providers that might require it.

2022 October 18

Router v4.0.7

  • In this release, we fixed some bugs and improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 September 29

Router v3.6.3

  • We improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 August 23

Router v3.6.2

In this release we:

  • Fixed some text that may have overlapped in your app interface if you were using Safari.
  • Improved connectivity for some countries.

2022 July 28

Router v3.6.1

In this release, we:

  • Reduced from two to one the number of clicks it takes to edit your device settings.
  • Renamed the “Forget Device” button to “Reset Device Settings” so that it’s clearer what this button does.
  • More clearly signposted how to find your ExpressVPN activation code.
  • Fixed some pesky UI bugs.
  • Made security improvements.

2022 May 18

Router v3.6.0

In this release we:

  • Added a QR code shortcut so that you can share Wi-Fi fast and easily.
  • Added a new guide when it’s the first time you’re setting up the router.
  • Improved the animation and progress bar for installation updates so it’s clearer for you.
  • Improved dashboard navigation via keyboard so that it’s faster and more reliable.
  • Refined the message displayed when you lose connection to the router for better clarity.

2022 February 23

Router v3.5.1

  • Fixed an issue which occurred when reverting to newer versions of Asus firmware.

2022 February 11

Router v3.5.0

  • Set different passwords for 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks.
  • Choose a default Device Group for newly connected devices.
  • Block internet access for devices when put in Device Groups set to use “No Internet.”
  • Navigate and organize devices on the dashboard using keyboard shortcuts.
  • Reduced the time it takes to set up a new router.
  • Routers will now install updates during setup.
  • Updated OpenSSL to Version 1.1.1m.

2022 January 7

Router v3.4.1

  • Lightway improvements.

2021 December 14

Router v3.4.0

  • Updated the SSL certificate.
  • Reduced the frequency at which the router checks for updates.
  • Devices without a device name will show as “Unnamed” to reduce confusion.

2021 November 12

Router v3.3.2

  • Bug fixes.

2021 November 9

Router v3.3.1

  • Bug fixes.

2021 October 22

Router v3.3.0

  • Auto-update is available in more countries and for users who are not signed in to their ExpressVPN account.
  • Users can now easily opt in to test beta versions of the app via the Software Update settings.

2021 October 7

Router v3.2.2

  • Fixed an issue affecting some Linksys routers that caused the loss of Device Group settings after a router reboot.

2021 September 30

Router v3.2.1

  • Device Groups headers now collapse on scroll to provide more space to view lists of devices.
  • Fixed an issue with the drag-and-drop functionality for some Android phones.
  • Fixed overlapping text in Device Groups headers in older versions of Safari on macOS.
  • Fixed a backup-restore failure that happened when Wi-Fi names contained emojis.

2021 September 2

Router v3.2.0

  • Introduced Device Groups, a new feature that allows you to sort your devices into groups, each connected to a different VPN location.
  • Made it easier to turn off Network Lock when the VPN or internet connection unexpectedly fails.

2021 July 5

Router v3.1.1

  • Added UTC+05:30 to the time zone settings.
  • Clearer messages shown while Network Lock is active.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes reset the connection type of devices using “No VPN” after a router reboot.

2021 June 24

Router v3.1.0

  • Device management improvements:
    • Devices appear almost instantly in the device list after connecting to the ExpressVPN router.
    • The device list now shows each device’s connection method (Wi-Fi or ethernet) and whether they are using a randomized MAC address (private address).
    • Devices’ “last seen” time is more accurate.
    • Devices with unknown names display part of their MAC address to aid identification.
    • Port forwarding now works for devices with unknown names.
    • Clearer messaging when changing a device’s IP address.
  • Improved how the router handles situations when it cannot connect to the internet.
  • Added support for special characters in the Wi-Fi network name (SSID).
  • Improved connectivity for some countries.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 May 24

Router v3.0.1

  • Improved connection reliability when using Lightway.
  • Added support for the Netgear R6400v2.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 April 27

Router v3.0.0

  • Introducing ExpressVPN’s new app design.
  • Updated OpenSSL to version 1.1.1k.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 April 7

Router v2.7.3

  • Changed auto-update and auto-reboot time to 4 a.m.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 March 30

Router v2.7.2

  • Security fix related to an upstream bug (CVE-2021-3336) in wolfSSL that affected only Lightway – TCP, a protocol currently in preview. We blocked Lightway – TCP on our servers for all affected versions on March 18, and this update fixes the bug and restores connectivity for Lightway – TCP. We found the bug through our routine internal security audits, and we have no evidence that it was ever exploited.
  • Fixed an issue where customers may be unable to complete router setup.

2021 March 18

Router v2.7.1

  • Fixed an issue where customers may be unable to sign in to their ExpressVPN account on their router.

2021 March 8

Router v2.7.0

  • Added daily auto-update feature (enabled by default).
  • Added daily auto-reboot feature (enabled by default for Linksys routers to minimize Wi-Fi issues).
  • Added support for the Linksys WRT32X and Asus RT-AC68U v3.
  • Added the Lightway TCP protocol (preview).
  • Bug fixes.

2021 January 18

Router v2.6.6

  • Introducing ExpressVPN’s new logo.

2021 January 4

Router v2.6.5

  • Reduced time to connect using the Lightway protocol.

2020 November 23

Router v2.6.4

2020 October 21

Router v2.6.3

  • Bug fixes.

2020 September 14

Router v2.6.2

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • SSL certificate updated.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 August 26

Router v2.6.0

  • New Lightway protocol (beta). Visit VPN Options > VPN Preferences to enable Lightway.
  • Improved Wi-Fi network setup experience.
  • Router browser favicon now indicates VPN status.
  • Time zone is now automatically set and user-configurable.
  • Firmware update download link now links to users-specific router model.
  • Firmware update success message now links to router release notes.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 August 21

Router v2.4.3

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 August 14

Router v1.5.7

  • SSL certificate updated.

2020 August 3

Router v2.4.1

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 July 9

Router v2.4.0

  • Improved reliability when changing settings.
  • Improved messaging when updating the firmware.
  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 June 23

Router v2.3.4

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 June 15

Router v2.3.3

  • Users can now access their primary router when using their ExpressVPN router as a secondary router.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 May 20

Router v2.3.2

  • Fixed security bugs reported by reflect10n:
    • Authenticated command injection via web interface hostname parameter.
    • Buffer overflow via web interface hostname parameter.
    • Cryptographically forgeable cookies.
    • Authenticated DoS via DDNS Interface.
  • Added warning when changing VPN protocol.
  • Added warning when changing Wi-Fi settings.
  • Made it harder to set an invalid device IP address.
  • Added a favicon to the admin interface.
  • Improved the position of some settings within the admin interface.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 May 6

Router v1.3.7

  • SSL certificate updated.
  • Improved upgrade flow to v2.

2020 April 21

Router v2.3.1

  • Added option to hide Wi-Fi network name (SSID).
  • WAN IP address is now displayed under Internet Settings.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 March 31

Router v2.3.0

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • Support for the IKEv2 protocol.
  • Added support for Netgear R7000P routers.
  • UI improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 February 25

Router v2.2.9

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 February 10

Router v2.2.7

  • Added support for Netgear R6700v3 routers
  • Bug fixes

2019 December 6

Router v2.2.5

  • Improvements in connection success from certain locations

2019 Nov 1

Router v2.2.4

  • Improvements in connection success from certain locations

2019 Oct 4

Router v2.2.2

  • Bug fixes

2019 Sep 25

Router v2.2.1

  • Supports DDNS
  • Improved VPN connection success rate
  • Fixed UI bugs

2019 Aug 23

Router v2.1.1

  • Fixed bug that shows a “Connection limit reached” message

2019 Jun 27

Router v2.0.4

  • Fixed bug that prevented the router from connecting to Santa Monica

2019 May 24

Router v2.0.3

  • New, redesigned router dashboard
  • Improved VPN connection success rate

DDWRT release: 2018 Oct 31

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.6

  • Updated VPN connection logic (to improve VPN connection success rate)

WRT release: 2018 Sept 14

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.6

  • Fixed bug that caused “Help improve ExpressVPN” checkbox to become unintentionally unchecked

WRT release: 2018 Sept 7

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.5

  • Improved VPN connection reliability

DDWRT release: 2018 July 9

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.4

  • Fixed bug with Smart Location recommendation not updating

WRT release: 2018 June 20

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.4

  • Improved VPN connection/reconnection logic

WRT release: 2018 Apr 13

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.3

  • Minor bug fixes

DDWRT release: 2018 Apr 13

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.3

  • Minor bug fixes

WRT release: 2018 Feb 28
OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.2

  • split tunnelling bug fixes
  • updated OpenVPN
  • fixed flashing issue on latest Linksys 3200ACM hardware

WRT release: 2018 Jan 15

OpenWRT (Linksys WRT series) v1.5.1

  • Added “Manage Devices” menu, with option to use MediaStreamer

DDWRT release: 2018 Jan 15

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.3.1

  • Added “Manage Devices” menu, with option to use MediaStreamer

WRT release: 2017 Nov 28
WRT v1.4.7

  • Fixed error message when user activates while not connected to internet

WRT release: 2017 Nov 24
WRT v1.4.6

  • Bug fix to stop frequent PPPoE internet re-connections
  • Increased VPN connection reliability.

DDWRT release: 2017 Nov 17

DDWRT (Linksys EA6200, Asus, Netgear) v1.2.3

  • Added success messages after activation and update

  • Increased reliability of VPN connection

  • Minor bug fixes

DDWRT release: 2017 Nov 3

EA6200 v1.2.1

  • UI bug fixes

WRT release: 2017 Nov 3
WRT v1.4.4

  • UI bug fixes

EA6200 release: 2017 Oct 27

EA6200 v1.2.0

  • One-click update (won’t experience this functionality until the NEXT update)
  • Increased WiFi reliability
  • Increased VPN connection reliability

WRT release: 2017 Oct 27
WRT v1.4.3

  • Increased VPN connection reliability.

WRT release: 2017 Oct 17
WRT v1.4.2

  • Patched to mitigate KRACK vulnerability of WiFi clients connected to the router.

WRT release: 2017 July 21
WRT v1.4.1

  • Added USB support
  • Added remote access (for customers who have a public IP)
  • Minor copy and bug fixes

EA6200 release: 2017 June 16
EA6200 v1.1.2

  • improved connection success rate for certain location
  • split tunnelling
  • streamlined diagnostics

2017 May 26
WRT version 1.4.0

  • Updated wifi drivers (notably, this fixes issues some customers were having with the WRT3200ACM)
  • Minor UX improvements

2017 Mar 23
version 1.3.3

  • Bug fixes

2017 Mar 7
version 1.3.2

  • Improved connection reliability

2017 Feb 10
version 1.3.1

  • Improved fault tolerance
  • Recommended Location is ‘smarter’
  • OpenVPN authentication update
  • Bug fixes

2016 Dec 21
version 1.2.1

  • Speed improvements
  • Update to how DNS is handled during split tunnelling
  • Fix for 3200 error message when flashing back to Linksys firmware about file ‘too large’
  • Update to how to handle country codes
  • Bug fixes

2016 Nov 9
version 1.2.0

  • Updated signed packages, Linux kernel & OpenWRT to enable support for latest Linksys model (WRT3200ACM)

2016 Oct 14
version 1.1.3

  • Allow custom DNS settings on devices where VPN has been turned off
  • Bug fixes

2016 Sept 12
version 1.1.2

  • Introduced split tunneling functionality: allows users to select which devices connected to the router are protected by VPN and which devices are not protected by VPN
  • Added ‘cancel’ button: allows users to cancel when VPN is connecting or reconnecting
  • Bug Fixes

2016 Jul 8
version 1.0.1

  • Initial release
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