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How To Set Up a VPN for Microsoft Xbox 360


VPN for Xbox 360


Microsoft Xbox 360:


The Xbox 360 is a second generation gaming console released in 2005 as a successor to the popular Microsoft Xbox. The Microsoft Xbox 360 became popular amongst the gamers due to its amazing user interface and features. Microsoft Xbox 360 is considered to be a serious contender to Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. One of the major feature of  this gaming console is Xbox Live service that enables users to play online games, download arcade games from the Internet, watch TV shows, trailers, movies and do host of other things on the Internet.

The Internet has no longer remained a safer place for surfing and playing online games. VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a network technology that helps users create a secure connection over the Internet.  The technology presents several advantages and security benefits to Internet users including gaming enthusiasts.

Several leading gaming sites have geo-restrictions in place that prevents gamers from other countries to access games hosted on their server.  A VPN connection can help you bypass the geo-restriction and allow you to play your favorite online games. Besides, bypassing geo-restriction, a VPN connection also secures the communication and transfer of data that is done while participating in online games.


You can easily configure your Xbox 360 to use VPN connection through your laptop or computer. All you need to do is set up VPN on your laptop (Mac Version) or computer and then connect your Microsoft Xbox 360 to your laptop to enjoy the benefits and security   offered by VPN.  To setup VPN connection on your Microsoft Xbox 360 you will need following things

  • VPN service
  • A laptop with wireless network adapter and RJ45 port
  • Wireless Internet connection(through a router or ISP provider)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable


Steps to setup VPN connection on Microsoft Xbox 360:

You need to proceed with the steps given below only after you have setup a PPTP VPN connection on your laptop.

  • Connect you Xbox 360 to laptop’s RJ45 port using a crossover Ethernet cable. Do not switch on the Xbox 360.  Ensure your Xbox 360 IP and DNS settings are set to Automatic
  • On your laptop, click on Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center link
  • Click on Local Area Connection listed under View your Active Networks
  • Click on Properties
  • Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on radio button saying “Use the following address”
  • Enter the following IP address
  • Enter the subnet mask

(Note: Keep the Default Gateway, DNS Server, Alternate DNS Server fields blank)

  • Click on VPN connection you have created
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on Sharing Tab
  • Select “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection”
  • Under the Home Networking Connection, select Local Area Connection from the drop down menu.

Note: Ensure the options “Establish a dial up connection” and “Allow other network users to control” is unmarked

  • Make sure Establish a dial up connection is not marked and Allow other network users to control is unmarked
  • Switch on the Xbox 360 and test the network connection using Xbox Live


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