Xbox is one of the fabulous and most popular consoles of Microsoft since it was first introduced in November 2001 in the United States. As most people know that Xbox is one of the best video games consoles providers, plus it presents applications like games, live streaming services, online services and all this under name of Xbox Live. Then Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions have been released. A lot of people use a VPN service to protect their identity during the use of Xbox and using VPN on Xbox has different reasons.
The reasons for the use of VPN on Xbox
For different and important reasons; people use a VPN on Xbox, and that varies according to the type of Xbox.
Some need VPN on Xbox to protect their identity of a DDoS attack where some people use it during tournaments to eliminate teams immorally. So, many people resort to use the VPN on Xbox.
But if others use Xbox Live to watch movies and programs through live streaming services, use of VPN on Xbox here is different because there’re some online services providers blocked in some countries such as Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, LoveFilm, as well as demo games.
When you change your identity during video gaming via VPN on Xbox, you can choose a large number of players which are available in US and UK.
How to use VPN on Xbox
There is no direct way to use VPN on Xbox, but there are other indirect ways to use VPN on Xbox.
The first ways is configuring VPN connection on your computer and then shares your VPN connection with your Xbox.
The second is connecting Xbox to a “DD-WRT” router and set up a VPN connection on the router.
It is better to use the first method if you don’t have a technical experience to apply second choice.
How to use VPN on Xbox via VPN on Windows
Setup a VPN connection on Windows; connect Xbox to your computer through an Ethernet cable, In Xbox menu; make sure that Network settings Xbox are set to automatic.
From the Control Panel, select Network and Sharing Center, press on “change adapter settings”, and find your VPN connection identifiable by “Tap-Windows Adapter V9”, right click on the VPN connection and choose Properties.
Tap on sharing tab and check the box “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection”.
Then choose ‘Local Area Connection’ (if you have multiple Ethernet ports or a computer that can host a Wi-Fi connection then make sure you select the correct one), then click Ok.
Restart both devices “Xbox, your computer”.
Now you can use your Xbox securely with a completely hidden identity via VPN on Xbox.