Protect your whole home with a VPN router

Enjoy the benefits of a VPN on every device connected to your Wi-Fi network—with no device limits!

  • Protect devices that can’t install a VPN
  • Use with smart TVs and appliances
  • Connect to 5 locations at a time
  • Protect devices that can’t install a VPN
  • Use with smart TVs and appliances
  • Connect to 5 locations at a time
The best router VPN.

ExpressVPN Aircove: Our own VPN router

Exclusively developed by ExpressVPN, Aircove is the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 router with built-in VPN protection by default. You'll enjoy ExpressVPN security right out of the box.

Step 3 of setting up a VPN router.

What is a VPN router?

A VPN router is any router that has a VPN installed on it. ExpressVPN software on your router can provide full VPN benefits to all devices connected to the router, including encryption and location changes, protecting your whole home.

While standard-issue routers will allow you to download ExpressVPN manually, you’ll find greater ease of use with Aircove, our powerful router that comes with ExpressVPN built-in. All you need is an ExpressVPN subscription, and you’re good to go.

5 reasons to get a VPN router

Always-connected router VPN.

1. Enjoy 24/7 VPN

Save time with always-on protection. With ExpressVPN on your router, you'll never have to remember to connect. Any device connected to your home's Wi-Fi is protected, and our Network Lock kill switch ensures security even if your VPN connection drops.

Router VPN that covers all devices.

2. Covers all devices

Get the benefits of a VPN on any connected home device, even ones that can’t normally run VPN software like smart TVs and gaming consoles. Access all the streaming services and social media that you want with greater privacy.

Router VPN with unlimited connections.

3. Unlimited connections

Your VPN router counts as one out of the eight devices that you can connect to ExpressVPN simultaneously on a 6- or 12-month subscription, and there’s no limit to the number of devices connected to the VPN router!

Router VPN Optimized for speed.

4. Optimized for speed

Lightway, our next-generation VPN protocol, gives you a faster, more reliable, and more secure VPN experience on your router.

Easy-to-use router VPN.

5. Easy to use

Say goodbye to confusing settings—just click to connect. Want certain devices excluded from the VPN? No problem. Our Device Groups feature gives you complete control.

A VPN router for home Wi-Fi networks.

Why set up a VPN router for home?

1. VPN for all your devices

A VPN router for your home ensures that all devices, even those that can't normally run a VPN—like smart home appliances and streaming consoles—enjoys the benefits of a VPN.

2. Protect your friends and family

As a VPN router shields all connected devices under its network, anyone who connects to your Wi-Fi benefits from strong encryption and IP address masking on their devices.

3. Always-on VPN protection

With a VPN router, you never have to remember to turn on your VPN. Turn on the VPN on your router once and forget about it as it runs in the background, keeping your devices protected as long as they're connected to the network.

Device Groups: 1 router, up to 5 locations

Multiple monitors with ExpressVPN router UI.

A VPN router lets you protect all the devices in your home with unlimited connections to ExpressVPN. Now with Device Groups, you can connect to more than one VPN location.

With Device Groups, you can create up to five groups for your devices, with each group connected to a specific VPN server location. For example, you can stream a TV show from the UK while another family member watches a U.S. basketball game, another listens to music from Canada, and another connects to Australia to play video games. You can even exclude a group from the VPN network altogether.

Learn more about Device Groups.

Create a group now.

ExpressVPN for routers: Introducing Device Groups
Connect to a maximum of five locations at once.

Multiple locations

Sort your devices into up to five groups, each with its own VPN location.

Drag a device into a device group.

Switch easily

Tap or drag and drop to switch your device location in seconds.

Enjoy an uninterrupted VPN experience.

Uninterrupted VPN

Change a device group’s VPN location without interrupting others.

Router app UI + Aircove in the background

How to choose a VPN router

Here are four things to consider when choosing a VPN router:

1. VPN compatibility. If you are buying a new router and plan to install VPN software on it, you must choose a router that’s compatible with your VPN of choice.

2. Ease of setup. You can buy a router and manually set it up, or you can purchase a router that comes pre-configured with a VPN to avoid the hassle of setting it up yourself. We designed ExpressVPN Aircove to be easy to use right out of the box.

3. Speed and bands. The newer your Wi-Fi technology, the more powerful its speeds and coverage. Newer routers also offer dual bands of 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz, giving you more flexibility.

4. VPN features. If you’re buying a router with VPN preinstalled, look at the VPN service’s features. With Aircove, the software includes ad blocking, parental controls, and the ability to connect to multiple locations on one router. You’ll also get the strong encryption and high-quality customer support that ExpressVPN is known for.

Setup guides for your existing router

VPN service with 5-star customer support.

World-class support for VPN router setup

ExpressVPN makes it easy to set up a VPN router at home. If you ever run into trouble, you can contact ExpressVPN Support anytime, day or night, and get back online in minutes.

People love ExpressVPN for routers

ExpressVPN user recommendations.

It is just straightforward. Compared to third-party firmware like DD-WRT, it’s just easy to set up, even for amateurs.

ExpressVPN user recommendations.

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.

ExpressVPN user recommendations.

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

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Why choose ExpressVPN?

TrustedServer technology

Audited to confirm privacy protections, TrustedServer sets a new standard for security.

Get set up right away

Connecting to ExpressVPN is quick and easy. Just sign up, download, and connect!

Defeat ISP throttling

ExpressVPN lets you bypass ISP throttling and say goodbye to buffering.

Increase your anonymity

Replace your IP and location to prevent tracking of browsing activity and metadata.

Content from anywhere

Access all the apps and services you need to work, stream, and play.

Live chat support

Contact Support around the clock if you have questions about ExpressVPN on any device.


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