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Does ExpressVPN work?

This article will show you how to verify if ExpressVPN is working on your device.

  1. Connect to ExpressVPN. You can do this with the ExpressVPN app or by manual configuration. Learn about the differences between the app and manual setup.
  2. After completing the connection steps, check your IP address. Your IP status should show IP address secure.Use the IP checker page to verify your IP address.
  3. You may also want to run a DNS leak test. Your DNS leak status should show No DNS leaks detected, with only one ExpressVPN server IP listed.The ExpressVPN DNS Leak Test page.

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

Bonus tip: Configure ExpressVPN on your router

Instead of individually setting up a VPN on each of your devices, you can secure the connections for all of your devices by connecting them to a router that runs the ExpressVPN app for routers.

To connect all your devices to a router:

  1. Set up the ExpressVPN app for routers on a supported router
  2. Connect devices of your choice to the router
  3. Check your IP address on your connected device
  4. Optional: Run the DNS leak test on your connected device

If steps 3 or 4 fail, go to the ExpressVPN router dashboard and go to VPN > VPN Options. Under Recently connected devices, check that your devices are connected to the router and that Protection is ON.

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

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