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How to Set Up a VPN for Your Xbox One

As privacy slides into cyberpunk dystopia in the 21st century, online privacy is (or should be) in everyone’s mind, especially as the United States Federal Communications Commission rules 2017 over net neutrality. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are an increasingly popular way to control your traffic a little more, protecting your data from nefarious hackers and greedy telecommunications monopolis alike. You can also set up a VPN for a gaming console like the Xbox One and in this guide, we’ll show you how.

For the purposes of this article, we will let you know what a VPN is and how it works. If you have questions about them, or simply need a refresher course before digging in, we recommend checking out our Easy-Dundee VPN lecturer.

Why use a VPN for your gaming console? The same reason you would normally use one: to protect your identity and activity from those who want to track you, including corporations, hackers, and the government; Bypassing different countries’ versions of streaming services and storefronts; And – especially the key to gaming – preventing your Internet service provider from throttling your bandwidth.

Before you begin, you will have to search and sign up for the VPN service. (If you would like a recommendation, we will continue with a list of the best VPN services available). After you like and sign up, you’re ready to get your console on board.

Connecting to a VPN via your router

There are two ways to set up a VPN on an Xbox One – through your router or through your PC. We recommend installing it through your router, as the PC-based method requires you to keep your PC connected to your PC via an Ethernet cable.

Step 1: Log into your router’s control panel and enter the details given by your VPN

How to set up a vpn for your xbox one

Generally, this allows your router’s IP address to enter a web browser connected to your local network, but specifically mentions your router’s operating instructions. Find the tab to control the connection of your router to the external network. (The name changes, but is usually called “Basic,” “Network,” or “WAN Setup”). Enter the details provided to you when you sign up for your VPN (IP, subnet mask, username and password, etc.). Then, the details will vary: When in doubt, follow the instructions given by your VPN to hook up your router.

Step 2: Connect your Xbox One to the router

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Press the Xbox button to bring the guide, go all the way to the right Adjustment, then go to Network, Highlight Network settings, And press a. Choose Set up wireless network And configure your Xbox to use a router connected to your VPN. If your layout allows, you can choose to connect your Xbox to the router directly via Ethernet, which we recommend for the most stable connection if online gaming is important to you.

That’s all you have to do! You are now ready to browse, stream and game in anonymous security.

Connecting to a VPN via your computer

Note that running your Xbox One through your PC’s VPN connection requires that your PC have two network adapters – one for the Internet and the other for the console. Laptops typically have both a wireless and a wired adapter, but desktop PCs are more varied, especially if they were home-built. If you do not have two network adapters ready while starting the process, some relevant configuration options will also not appear. Between that and the fact that connecting your system in such a way requires you to keep your PC online, whenever you use your Xbox One online, we usually recommend the previous method because it Simple in the long term.

Step 1: Connect your computer to your VPN service

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VPNs will vary depending on the VPN you use, but in general, this will require you to download and run a software client that can easily manage which server you are connecting to.

Step 2: Connect your Xbox directly to your computer’s network adapter via an Ethernet cable

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Step 3a (Windows): Enable Internet Connection Sharing

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Make sure that you are logged in as a user with administrator level privileges. Press the Windows key plus “X” to open and select the power user menu Network Connection. Choose Change adapter options From the menu, then right-click on your VPN connection and select a quality. Open Sharing Check tabs and boxes Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection. From the dropdown menu that appears selectively Ethernet or local area network. Press Okay And your Xbox should now be able to be accessed online via your computer’s VPN connection.

If your Xbox One is not recognizing the network, go to Network Settings (step 2) and make sure it is set to connect via a wired network.

Step 3b (Mac): Enable Internet Connection Sharing

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Select the Apple symbol (located in the top left corner of the screen). Next, choose System Preferences. Click Sharing. Choose Internet Sharing from the list on the left. A drop-down menu will appear under “Share your connection from” – choose your VPN network from this area. Another drop-down menu will appear under “Two Computer Using” – choose the “Ethernet” option here. After doing this, you will need to check the box next to Internet Sharing. Once you complete this step, a green circle will pop up. This is an indication that you have successfully installed the Internet sharing capability, and it is officially up and running.

If you run into problems along the way, make sure that you have completed all the steps correctly. A useful tip is to open your network settings and see if it supports your specific network, as some may not be compatible.

It is worth noting that VPNs can negatively affect the speed of your Internet connection. Connection speed often depends on where your server is located. If it is in a poor service area, you will experience slow connections and extended loading times. Although it is highly inconvenient, it is difficult to know that your data is safe.

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