How to Set Up and Use ExpressVPN on Asus Router

ExpressVPN offers custom firmware for select Asus routers. That means you'll download this VPN's firmware and then use it to replace your router's stock firmware. In the end, you'll get access to a dashboard using which you can connect to VPN servers.

As said above, ExpressVPN is compatible with specific Asus routers only, and those models are - RT-AC68U (up to v3), RT-AC87U, RT-AC56R, RT-AC56S, and RT-AC56U.

We'll also mention that installing custom firmware (such as ExpressVPN’s) might invalidate your router’s warranty. Also, setting up custom firmware will reset your router’s configuration, but you’ll get to set it up from scratch by following ExpressVPN’s helpful setup guide. 

How to Set Up ExpressVPN on Asus Router

To set up ExpressVPN on a compatible Asus router, you'll need to download and install the VPN's firmware manually. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Sign up for ExpressVPN using your computer and your favorite Web browser.

2. After signing up, click "My Account" using the top-placed main menu on ExpressVPN's site. Enter your credentials (email and password) and access your account dashboard.

Signing In to ExpressVPN Website

3. Go to Set Up Other Devices > Router. On the right, pick your Asus router model (in the "Firmware Download" segment) and download ExpressVPN's firmware.

Downloading Asus Firmware from ExpressVPN Website

4. Now, access your router’s admin panel. Type in "" in the address bar. Then, sign in to your Asus router. By default, this is set to admin/admin

Accessing Asus Router Admin Panel

5. Navigate to Administration > Firmware Upgrade

Firmware Upgrade Settings on Asus Admin Panel

6. Click "Upload" and select the ExpressVPN firmware you downloaded earlier. Wait until the firmware file is uploaded and installed on your Asus router.

Uploading ExpressVPN Firmware to Asus Router

7. Once done, you’ll be asked to restart your router. Make sure to do so. Wait until your Asus router boots up all the way, which might take several minutes. 

8. Connect to the router via cable or Wi-Fi. Keep in mind that you’ll need to use your router’s default password. This information can often be found on the router itself.

9. Once you connect, you’ll be redirected to

10. Click "Get Started" and follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure to go through the entire ExpressVPN setup guide carefully, which will also ask you to set your Wi-Fi name/password, as well as your router’s new admin password. That’s it!

Final Thoughts

As you've seen, ExpressVPN works on Asus routers using its custom firmware. That means you get easy access to high-end technologies via a single interface (your router's admin panel). Still, don't forget that ExpressVPN offers individual applications as well.

If you wish to learn more, here's how to set up ExpressVPN across all its devices. Remember that you need individual ExpressVPN apps to secure your privacy while outside your home when you're beyond your router's coverage.

That would be all on how to download and install ExpressVPN on Asus routers. If you have any questions for us, make sure to post your comment below. And lastly, thank you for reading!

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