FlashRouters FAQ - Ask a FlashRouters Expert

What is Flash My Router?

Following our site re-launch in 2020, we introduced a unique product called Flash My Router, which allows users with existing routers to upgrade their firmware remotely.

Customers receive a personalized session to upgrade their router security. Our networking experts will connect to your network remotely, upgrade your router firmware, install and help you understand how to control your personalized FlashRouters Privacy App suite, and set up your network so you can access the internet from your new device.

FlashRouters partners with leading VPN providers around the world. Our expert technicians will help you set up the Privacy App for the provider of your choice and provide you with easy-to-follow instructions on managing your connection. Wondering if your VPN is on the list? Take a look at our supported VPN providers list.

Flash My Router – upgrade your router firmware remotely

Flash My Router


  • 1-on-1 Session With Expert Technician
  • Basic Internet/Wi-Fi/VPN Setup
  • Open Source Firmware "Flash" Upgrade
  • Includes a $30 Service Credit
wifi Ac Router Global compatible Open VPN

Which Asus Routers Can Be Flashed Remotely?

  • RT-AC56U/R
  • RT-AC68U v1, RT-AC68U v2
  • RT-AC1900P
  • RT-AC87U
  • RT-AC3100
  • RT-AC5300

Which Netgear Routers Can Be Flashed Remotely?

  • AC1450
  • R6250
  • R6300 v1-v2
  • R6400 v1-v3
  • R6700 v3
  • R7000
  • R7000P
  • R7800
  • R8000
  • R9000
  • XR500

Which Linksys Routers Can Be Flashed Remotely?

  • WRT1200AC
  • WRT1900AC v1-v2
  • WRT1900ACS v1-v2
  • WRT32X
  • WRT3200ACM

Flashing Your Router With ExpressVPN Custom Firmware

In addition to providing the FlashRouters Privacy App and flashing routers with open-source firmware, FlashRouters also configures routers for ExpressVPN’s custom router app.

ExpressVPN’s extensive network gives you the ability to surf anonymously and access the unrestricted Internet in every corner of the globe. It’s perfect if you’re looking to travel to China!

  • 3,000+ VPN servers in 90+ countries
  • 5-Star Customer Support
  • Runs its own SmartDNS Service

Which Routers Can Be Flashed With the ExpressVPN Router App?

  • Linksys EA6200 (Discontinued)
  • Linksys WRT1200AC (Discontinued)
  • Linksys WRT1900AC
  • Linksys WRT3200ACM
  • Asus RT-AC56U
  • Asus RT-AC68U
  • Asus RT-AC87U
  • Netgear R6300
  • Netgear R6400v2
  • Netgear R6700v3
  • Netgear Nighthawk R7000

What if My Router Is Not Listed?

While the FlashRouters Privacy App simplifies VPN management on routers, not all routers can support the Privacy App. Many older models have memory constraints that make it impossible for us to install the Privacy App or the ExpressVPN Router App onto these routers.

Older models may still support firmware flashing, but may not have actively updated firmware builds. Meaning, these models can lack the latest open-source firmware features or even have unpatched security holes. Our expert technicians actively test the models listed above to find the newest, most stable firmware build available to ensure that users get the best experience possible.

Have any questions? Feel free to reach out!