Stream from 5 countries, all through one router
He watches the match in the UK, she gets her shows from the U.S., and the kids can play Xbox from Japan. Everyone wins!
Why set up ExpressVPN on your router?
1. Stream on any device
Some streaming devices like Apple TV don’t let you download VPN apps. With ExpressVPN on your router, you can get all the benefits of a VPN on any device connected to your Wi-Fi, including streaming devices, smart TVs, game consoles, and even smart-home appliances.
Not only is your connection protected by strong security, but you’ll also have access to servers in 94 countries. Plus, your ISP won't be able to tell that you’re streaming, which means it won’t conduct content-based throttling. Getting ExpressVPN on your router is the smartest thing you can do for your smart devices—there are no downsides.
2. Different locations for different devices
Group the devices on your router and connect them to up to five different VPN server locations around the world. Watch a movie from the U.S. while your partner streams a football game from Europe. Switching locations is as simple as tap, drag, and drop.
3. Keep your old router
Got a router that isn’t compatible with ExpressVPN? Keep it. Simply install ExpressVPN on a new, compatible router and use it as an add-on to your existing setup.
Enjoy Netflix, Hulu, the BBC, and other sites with a VPN
Use ExpressVPN on your router to stream and download all the content you want—on any device and with unlimited bandwidth. Access servers in 94 countries to watch your favorite shows and movies securely. Bypass content-based throttling and government censorship.
ExpressVPN is compatible with:
Ready to get ExpressVPN on your router?
View compatible routers below and use the guides to get set up—we’ll walk you through the process step by step.
Recommended VPN routers for home Wi-Fi networks
10-15 connected devices
Suitable for large homes
4-7 connected devices
Suitable for most homes
People love ExpressVPN for routers
It is just straightforward. Compared to third-party firmware like DD-WRT, it’s just easy to set up, even for amateurs.
I got it preconfigured. It was plug-and-play. The interface is amazingly simple compared to setting up a router manually. I tried to help a neighbor set up their VPN with a different provider, very complicated and unsuccessful.
A very convenient router interface and a huge bonus for me is that it has its own firmware without any complicated settings. That is why I use your product, which for me has no competitors.
Frequently asked questions
Do I really need a VPN router?
Yes, and having a VPN directly on your router means you don’t need to install a VPN on each device you own. Just connect each device to the router, and they’re protected automatically.
ExpressVPN works on a range of popular router models (with more being added all the time). Please check for your router on the list below.
What routers work with VPN?
You can set up ExpressVPN on these compatible routers:
Asus RT-AC68U (up to v3)
Linksys WRT1900ACS V2
Linksys WRT1900AC 13J1
Linksys WRT1900AC 13J2
Netgear Nighthawk R6400v2
Netgear Nighthawk R6700v3
Netgear Nighthawk R7000
Netgear Nighthawk R7000P
The following routers can be manually configured to connect to ExpressVPN:
Asus (other models)
How do I set up a VPN on my router?
The fastest and most reliable way to set up a VPN on your router is by installing ExpressVPN. If your router is not compatible, you can buy a router that is preinstalled with ExpressVPN or set up ExpressVPN via a manual configuration with OpenVPN or L2TP protocols.
What is a VPN router?
A VPN router is a router that has been modified to connect to a VPN directly. This capability allows the router to extend VPN protection to every device that connects to it.
Do I need a special router for VPN?
Not every router can be turned into a VPN router, but many can. If your specific router model isn’t supported, you can still use ExpressVPN by installing apps on each of your devices.
Do any routers have built-in VPN?
Yes! FlashRouters offers routers with ExpressVPN built in. These routers have been flashed and preconfigured with the ExpressVPN firmware, which means you will connect to the VPN right out of the box. Just plug it in and connect.
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Should I install a VPN on my router?
Highly recommended. If you’d like every device on your home network to benefit from the protection of a VPN, then a router VPN is the way to go.