How to Setup PS4 VPN or PS3 VPN

Created by Sony, the PS4 is one of the most popular gaming consoles in the world. Released in 2013, it is the successor of PS3 and has pretty much ruled the world of gaming since then by releasing improved versions, including a slimmer console (PS4 Slim) and a high-end console (PS4 Pro) with 4K graphics.

People who prefer streaming on their PlayStation consoles often run into barriers setup by Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, restricting people from certain countries to access their service or certain parts of their library.

There are plenty of games on the internet that are barred in similar ways, allowing only citizens of certain countries to access them.

Other than that, gamers are often targeted with DDoS attacks and malware because of the lack of online protection. Coupled with higher latencies, this completely ruins their gaming experience. To stay secure when gaming online, get a taste of PureVPN’s highly optimized encrypted servers in just $0.99 for a 7-day trial period.

How to Setup VPN on PS3 and PS4

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Setup VPN on PS3 and PS4 Through Wi-Fi Router

When it comes to setting up a VPN on your PS3 or PS4, you have three methods available. You can share a VPN connection with your PlayStation through your Windows, Mac, or router. To help you out, we have highlighted the required steps for each below: Routers Setup Guides Available Here.

Once your router is set up to run a VPN connection all that is required is to turn on your PS3  & PS4 WiFi to connect to the router.

  1. On your XMB menu on PS3 or PS4, go to ‘Settings’ and then select ‘Network Settings’.
  2. Under the ‘Network Settings’ tab, select ‘Set Up Internet Connection’.
  3. Now select ‘Use WiFi’ when prompted.
  4. Now, select connection method as ‘Easy’. This way, the PS3 or PS4 will automatically scan your Wireless connection.
  5. Click on your Wireless connection and enter your password (if there is any).
  6. Click on ‘Do Not Use a Proxy Server’ when prompted.
  7. Now, accept all settings after a careful inspection and continue for a ‘Test Connection’. You’re done!

Setup VPN on PS3 and PS4 through Windows

  1. First make sure you have PureVPN’s Windows software installed and working on your Windows device.
  2. Connect your PS3 or PS4 to your computer using a crossover cable.
  3. Click the ‘Windows Menu Button’ at the bottom left hand of the screen.
  4. From the menu list, click Control Panel.
  5. Once Control Panel window opens, click ‘Network and Sharing Center’.
  6. Click ‘Change Adaptor Settings’ on the left hand side of the screen.
  7. Right click on the icon titled ‘PureVPN’ and then select the option titled ‘Properties’.
  8. Once the properties window is displayed, open the tab titled ‘Sharing’.
  9. Now, place a check mark on the option titled ‘Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection’.
  10. Click on the option titled ‘Home Networking Connection’. It will reveal a drop down menu with your available internet connections, and possibly a connection titled ‘Xbox’. Select Xbox (if it is available) and if it is not available, then click on the connection you want to share with your console.
  11. Click “OK”
  12. Now, connect your computer’s PureVPN Windows App to PureVPN’s desired server.
  13. On your XMB menu on PS3 or PS4, go to ‘Settings’ and then select ‘Network Settings’.
  14. Under the ‘Network Settings’ tab, select ‘Set Up Internet Connection’.
  15. Now select ‘Use a LAN Cable’ when prompted.
  16. Now, select connection method as ‘Easy’. This way, the PS3 or PS4 will automatically scan your Ethernet connection.
  17. Click on ‘Do Not Use a Proxy Server’ when prompted.
  18. Now, accept all settings after a careful inspection and continue for a ‘Test Connection’. You’re done!

Setup VPN on PS3 and PS4 Through MAC

If you are using a Mac desktop or laptop and want to share VPN with your PS3 or PS4, please follow the following steps:

  1. First make sure you have PureVPN Mac software installed and working on your Mac device.
  2. Connect your PS3 or PS4 to your computer using a crossover cable.
  3. Go to System Preferences at the bottom of the home screen and select the option titled ‘Sharing’.
  4. On the Sharing page, select the option titled ‘Internet Sharing’.
  5. From the drop down menu titled ‘Share Your Connection From’, select ‘Ethernet’ or ‘AirPort’ or ‘Wireless’ (depending on where you are getting your internet from) to share from the drop down list.
  6. From the drop down menu titled ‘To Computers Using’, select ‘Ethernet’ to share from the drop down list.
  7. Place a check mark on the box titled ‘Internet Sharing’ to enable sharing of internet.
  8. When the sharing is active, the ‘Internet Sharing’ icon will become green and the status will change to ‘On’.
  9. Now, connect your computer’s PureVPN Mac App to PureVPN’s desired server
  10. On your XMB menu on PS3 or PS4, go to ‘Settings’ and then select ‘Network Settings’.
  11. Under the ‘Network Settings’ tab, select ‘Set Up Internet Connection’.
  12. Now select ‘Use a LAN Cable’ when prompted.
  13. Now, select connection method as ‘Easy’. This way, the PS3 or PS4 will automatically scan your Ethernet connection.
  14. Click on ‘Do Not Use a Proxy Server’ when prompted.
  15. Now, accept all settings after a careful inspection and continue for a ‘Test Connection’. You’re done!

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In these and other cases, a VPN comes up as the best solution to your problems. Using a VPN, you can avoid barriers on the internet and access the content of your choice with ease. VPNs also guarantee online safety and anonymity, keeping you safe from DDoS, and other such attacks on the internet.

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The Best VPN for PS3 & PS4

There are plenty of VPNs available on the internet. Not every one, however, is good for use. Some don’t have the necessary features for your online security and freedom. Others, especially free options may be sharing your data secretly to marketing agencies or surveillance organizations.

If you want to choose the best VPN for your PlayStation console, look no further. With 2,000+ servers around the globe and a suite of must-have features/add-ons, PureVPN has what it takes to take your gaming experience to the next level.

Although PureVPN doesn’t have a PlayStation VPN app, you can setup PureVPN manually via this guide here. It also contains a PS3 VPN tutorial to help you setup PureVPN easily on the console.

If you face any further issues, you can always contact our 24/7 live chat support via the PureVPN website and sort out the issue within minutes!

Benefits of using PureVPN on PS3 & PS4

Reduce Laging

Lag is a serious issue in gaming and a gamer’s win or defeat usually hangs in the balance because of lag. Using PureVPN can help you reduce lag and improve your gaming experience on PS3 and PS4.

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Our PS3 or PS4 VPN connects you to dedicated P2P & gaming server, which has lowest traffic. The server routes your traffic through optimized hot points across international/intercontinental datacenters. PureVPN provides a wide variety of servers around the world so you can effectively deal with lag.

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Early Access to New Game Releases

Generally, games are released in a specific country before introducing it worldwide. And sometimes the time and date are same but the time-zone difference makes the difference. For instance, gamers in Australia and Japan will get a digital download of a game before gamers in USA and the UK.

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PureVPN can bridge this gap of date or time so gamers can get early access to the game by connecting to the country server like connecting to US server where the game is being released using our USA VPN service.

DDOS Protection

PS3 and PS4 servers are almost always facing DDOS attacks by rival gamers. Getting DDOS attack is a big issue for gamers, and to counter this threat, PureVPN offers secure DDOS protected IPs for gamers.

PureVPN’s DDoS Protected Dedicated IP add-on is a blessing for gamers from anywhere in the world.

Surf Internet on PS Console

If you have a PS3 or PS4 gaming console, you do not require a laptop or a computer to surf the internet, as the console is just as good for the job. You can stream  popular media sites on it.

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Port Forwarding for Gaming

Routers, by design, block some ports which is why you will have to set up a port forward to be able to play your favorite games. It also enhances your gaming experience by making your connection more stable, and often times, even faster.

To make the arcane process of setting up port forwarding more convenient for gamers, PureVPN offers Port Forwarding Add-On. This means that you can easily and securely connect your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 with any server you want.

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PS4 VPN For Netflix

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming apps in the world. Not only can you watch your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix, but you can also stream Netflix originals that include Stranger Things, and the House of Cards, directly from the Netflix app.

Those who stream Netflix know that its US version is the best because it contains the most number of movies and TV shows. Unfortunately, that version is only available from the US. But you can use a VPN to access that version from anywhere in the world.

If you want to enjoy Netflix on PS4, you need a good streaming VPN such as PureVPN. Here is how to get PureVPN instantly:

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How Do You Change Your IP Address On PS3?

Here’s the process of changing an IP address on a PS3:

  • Head over to Settings
  • Go to Network Settings
  • Once there, choose Internet Connection Settings
  • Select Custom
  • Choose Wireless Connection or Wired
  • Hit Scan in the case of a Wireless Connection
  • Under IP Address Setting, choose Manual
  • Enter your desired IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Router Address, and Primary DNS Address.
  • Set MTU as Automatic, Proxy Server as Do Not Use and UPnP as
  • Press X to save the settings.

That’s all it takes to configure an IP address on a PS3.

Assigning Proxy Server for PS4

Here’s the process of assigning a proxy server on a PS4 console:

  • Switch on your PS4 console
  • Head over to its Settings
  • Once there, select Network Section
  • Choose Wi-Fi or LAN cable (this depends on you)
  • Head over to Custom
  • Now change the DHCP hostname to Do Not Specify
  • Now set the DNS to Automatic
  • Set the MTU settings to Automatic
  • Set the Proxy Server to Use
  • Within the Proxy Server setting, type in the IP address of your PC and the Port number of the Proxy Server you want to connect to.
  • Once the IP address and port number have been entered, click Next

That’s it. You’ve successfully assigned a proxy server to your PS4.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Change Your IP Address on PS4?

The easiest way is to arm yourself with a PS4 VPN like PureVPN. Upon connecting to a VPN on your PS4, your original IP address will be replaced with one from your desired server. As a result, you’ll be able to bypass geo-restrictions and gain access to unavailable games or entertainment content from anywhere.

How Do I Get a Free VPN on PS4 and PS3?

While some free VPNs do work on PS4, we wouldn’t advise using them. These services might not charge you any money, but you still have a price to pay – your privacy! Your data is collected without your consent and sold to third-parties for a profit. You also have to make do with fewer server locations, weak encryption, and bandwidth caps. For these reasons, you’re better off choosing a paid VPN for your PS3 or PS4 instead.

Can you put a VPN on a PS4?

Yes. A VPN can be easily configured on PS3 and PS4 consoles. To learn more about how to setup a VPN on PS3 & PS4, head here.

How can I use a VPN on PS4 without a computer?

You don’t need a computer to use a VPN on PS4. Once a VPN is configured on a PS4, it can run independently.

Does PureVPN offer PS3 or PS4 App?

No. PureVPN doesn’t offer a native app for PS3 and PS4. But here are the process of using PureVPN on PS4 or PS3.

Ian Riley Ian Riley has been covering VPN industry topics for PureVPN for quite a time. He is a cyber freedom enthusiast, and loves to raise awareness about online freedom and free content. He is a crazy fan of movies and Sports.

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2 Comments
  1. Goetjen says:

    This is good. Thanks!

  2. Peter Papa says:

    wow its really a very useful information for the lovers of playstation games . Thanks for sharing such a nice information.

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