How to set up ExpressVPN on a Xiaomi router with L2TP

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This tutorial guide will walk you through the steps to set up a VPN on your Xiaomi router with the L2TP protocol. After setup, you may connect any number of devices to the VPN.

Note: This tutorial used the Xiaomi 3 router as a test device. 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
Configure your Xiaomi router with the VPN
Connect to the VPN server
Disconnect from the VPN server


Find your ExpressVPN account credentials

To begin, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.

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Click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.

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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 usernamepassword, and a list of server addresses around the world.

Please note this information as you will need it to configure your Xiaomi router.

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

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Configure your Xiaomi router with the VPN

Access your router’s control panel by visiting miwifi.com. If that does not work, see how to find your router’s default gateway.

If this is your first time signing in, enter a password of your choice.

Note: This will become your router dashboard password going forward, so be sure to keep a record of it somewhere.

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Click on Advanced > VPN.

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Click on Add service. Fill in the details as follows:

  • Name: something for you to remember the connection by
  • Protocol type: L2TP
  • Server: paste the ExpressVPN server name you found above
  • Username: paste the ExpressVPN manual config username you found above
  • Password: paste the ExpressVPN manual config password you found above

Click Save.

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

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Connect to the VPN server

You will see your newly created VPN connection (and any existing ones) listed under VPN.

Click Connect and wait for the connection to be established.

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After the connection is established, check your IP to ensure you are connected to the VPN via your router.

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

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Disconnect from the VPN server

To disconnect from the VPN server, simply click Disconnect and wait for the connection to be terminated.

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Optional: If you want your router to connect to the VPN when it is on, check the box next to Connect automatically when the device is on.

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

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