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How to Set Up and Use ExpressVPN on Google WiFi Router

Written by Novak Bozovic
Last updated June 5, 2024

Google WiFi routers don't support VPN connections. However, you can still set up ExpressVPN on your Google WiFi router using 'MediaStreamer.' This process requires that you have already set up a Google WiFi router, as you'll need full and unrestricted access to its admin panel.

That means you'll change your router's DNS to use ExpressVPN's DNS servers, letting you unblock US-based streaming services. It is important to remember that the MediaStreamer feature is used for streaming only and not for encrypting your Web data.

In this article, we'll teach you how to configure ExpressVPN on a Google WiFi Router with detailed instructions.

How to Set Up ExpressVPN on a Google WiFi Router

As mentioned above, to set up ExpressVPN on your Google Wi-Fi router, you'll need to route your traffic through the VPN's DNS server. Here's how that's done:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN using your computer and any Web browser.

2. Once you subscribe, click 'My Account' using the main menu on ExpressVPN's website.

3. Provide your email and password to access your ExpressVPN dashboard.

Signing In to ExpressVPN Website

4. Select 'DNS Settings' on the left. 

5. Click the 'Register My IP Address' button (under 'IP Address Registration').

6. Also, enable the 'Automatically Register My IP Address' feature. 

Registering IP Address for DNS MediaStreamer ExpressVPN
Letting ExpressVPN Automatically Register IP Address

7. Return one step (to your online account’s dashboard).

8. Click the 'Set Up Other Devices' button within the top-placed banner. 

9. Pick 'MediaStreamer' on the left and note your IPs.

ExpressVPN MediaStreamer Addresses

10. Launch the Google WiFi app on your mobile device. 

11. Tap the 'Shortcuts' tab on the right.

Shortcuts Tab Google WiFi App

12. Navigate to 'Settings' > 'Network & General.' 

Network Settings for Google WiFi

13. Scroll down and select 'Advanced Networking.'

14. Then, go to 'DNS' > 'Customized,' where you can input your new DNS server IPs

Advanced Networking Options for Google WiFi
Setting Up Custom DNS on Google WiFi

15. Once you copy everything, tap 'Save' (now, your Google WiFi router will use ExpressVPN's DNS). 

16. To revert, go to 'Settings' > 'Network & General' > 'Advanced Networking' > 'DNS' > 'Automatic.'

Reverting DNS Setting on Google WiFi App

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there's no way to make Google WiFi router encrypt your data. However, using ExpressVPN's MediaStreamer on Google WiFi routers does have many benefits, especially if you want to unblock geo-restricted content on the Web.

If you need encryption and VPN protection, install ExpressVPN's native app on your device. For that, take a look at our central guide on how to set up and install ExpressVPN - where we cover more than 60 platforms and devices with detailed guides.

That's all on how to set up ExpressVPN on a Google WiFi router. If you have any questions, know that you can always count on us. So, don’t forget to post your comment below.



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