Linksys Router with ExpressVPN installed, can't access MyCloud Home

Just wondering if someone else has dealt with attaching a MyCloud Home device to a VPN Router (Linksys Router with ExpressVPN installed)? It seems that both the desktop app and mobile app can access the device but I get errors when trying to upload any files and the mapped network drive that is created with the desktop app also fails. I have attempted to tunnel the Home device so it by-passes VPN but still does the same thing. I even tried to use port forwarding with similar outcomes. Any insight would be very appreciative.