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This guide will show you how to verify that ExpressVPN is working properly.
Before proceeding, make sure you are connected to ExpressVPN on your device.
Use the IP Address Checker
You can use ExpressVPN’s IP Address Checker to check your IP address. If you are connected properly, the IP address shown will correlate to the location you are connected to via the VPN. You will also see a message confirming “Your IP address is secured.”
Run the DNS Leak Test
Another way to confirm you are properly connected is by running a DNS Leak Test. If you are connected properly, you will see “No DNS leaks detected. You are using ExpressVPN’s secure DNS servers.”
Bonus tip: Install ExpressVPN on your router
Instead of setting up a VPN on each device individually, 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 your devices to the ExpressVPN router:
- Install the ExpressVPN app for routers on a supported router.
- Connect your devices to the router.
- Check the IP address of the connected devices.
- Run a DNS leak test on the connected devices