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Setting up a VPN on the Xbox One and Xbox 360

Microsoft is on a roll with the Xbox One. Not only has it outdone the PlayStation 4, but the Xbox One S has taken the world by storm. There is no denying the fact that the console has its cons, but so does its rival's console.

Now the real problem here is that even though the Xbox One and its predecessor, the Xbox 360, are amazing consoles, they mostly suffer due to high latencies. Higher latencies are unacceptable, especially for multiplayer games like Battlefield 1. Fortunately, this does not have to be a problem for gamers.

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Contrary to popular belief, a VPN does much more than grant complete internet freedom. Taking our service into account, you will come to realize it is just as valuable to gamers looking for a smooth online gaming experience. Additionally, we also offer numerous features to ensure your personal and confidential information is protected at all times, regardless of the server you are connected to.

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Once connected, users are free to enjoy a seamless gaming experience. If you are not convinced, the following table should make you think otherwise:

Game

Ping (Using PureVPN)

Connection

Platform

CoD: Black Ops 3

60 ms

Dedicated Servers

Xbox One/ Xbox 360

GTA V

90 ms

P2P

Xbox One/ Xbox 360

Star Wars Battlefront

70 ms

Dedicated Servers

Xbox One

Destiny

110 ms

P2P

Xbox One/ Xbox 360

FIFA 16

80 ms

P2P

Xbox One/ Xbox 360

Halo 5: Guardians

100 ms

Dedicated Servers

Xbox One

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Benefits of Using PureVPN on Xbox 360 & Xbox One

To be more specific, and to better understand what is in store for you with a VPN, here are some benefits for you to consider:

Considerable Drop in Lag

Seeing how users have numerous servers to choose from, lag will not be a problem. How you ask? It is really simple, as you will be able to choose a well optimized server, specific to you region, thus allowing you to game online with ease.

Protection from DDoS Attacks

Consoles are no exception to cyber attacks, which is why necessary precautions need to be taken beforehand. A VPN makes it easier for one to fend off such attacks, and protects them with our DDoS protected VPN

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How To Setup VPN on Xbox 360 & Xbox One

You can setup VPN on Xbox 360 & Xbox One via your Wi-Fi router, laptop, and desktop. Following step-by-step instructions will help you to setup VPN on Xbox 360 & Xbox One.

Setup VPN on Xbox 360 & Xbox One through Router

To enjoy VPN on your gaming console, you first need to set up PureVPN on your wireless router. To configure PureVPN on your router, check out our detailed tutorials for a vast variety of routers here:

Once your router is set up to run a VPN connection, all you require is to turn on your Xbox 360 & Xbox One Wi-Fi to connect to the router.

Here is how to do it:

1. On your Xbox 360 & Xbox One controller, press the ‘LIVE’ button to enter the menu.

2. Now, go to ‘Settings’ tab and then select ‘System Settings’.

3. Under the ‘System Settings’ tab, select ‘Network Settings’.

4. Under the ‘Network Settings’ tab, select your wireless network that the Xbox 360 & Xbox One will automatically detect.

5. Now, enter the WPA key. This key is written on the router as well.

6. Now, accept all settings and continue for a ‘Test Connection’.

7. Once everything is connected, simply sign in to your Xbox 360 & Xbox One account. And you’re done!

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Setup VPN on Xbox Through Windows

First make sure you have PureVPN software installed and working on your Windows device.

1. First make sure you have PureVPN software installed and working on your Windows device.

2. Connect your Xbox 360 & Xbox One 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 on Control Panel.

5. Once Control Panel window opens, click on ‘Network and Sharing Center’.

6. Click on ‘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 the option titled ‘Home Networking Connection’. It will reveal a dropdown 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 the connection you want to share with your console.

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11. Click “ok.”

12. Now, connect your computer’s PureVPN Windows App to PureVPN’s desired server.

13. On your Xbox 360 & Xbox One controller, press the ‘LIVE’ button to go into the menu.

14. Now, go to ‘Settings’ tab and then select ‘System Settings’.

15. Under the ‘System Settings’ tab, select ‘Network Settings’.

15.  Under the ‘Network Settings’ tab, select ‘Wired Network’.

16. Now, accept all settings and continue for a ‘Test Connection’.

18. Once everything is connected, simply sign in to your Xbox 360 & Xbox One account. And you’re done!

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Setup VPN on Xbox Through MAC

If you are using a Mac desktop or laptop and want to share VPN with your Xbox 360 & Xbox One, please follow these steps:

1. First make sure you have PureVPN’s Mac software installed and working on your Mac device.

2. Connect your Xbox 360 & Xbox One 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 dropdown 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 dropdown list.

6. From the dropdown menu titled ‘To Computers Using’, select ‘Ethernet’ to share from the dropdown list.

7. Place a checkmark on the box titled ‘Internet Sharing’ to enable internet sharing.

8. When the sharing is active, the ‘Internet Sharing’ icon will turn green and the status will change to ‘On’.

9. Now, connect PureVPN Mac app to PureVPN’s server.

10. On your Xbox 360 & Xbox One controller, press the ‘LIVE’ button to go into the menu.

11. Now, go to ‘Settings’ tab and then select ‘System Settings’.

12. Under the ‘System Settings’ tab, select ‘Network Settings’.

13. Under the ‘Network Settings’ tab, select ‘Wired Network’.

14. Once your Xbox One detects the internet connection, you’re good to go!

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Pure VPN is one of the most trusted VPN providers. Having state-of-the-art VPN technology and excellent infrastructure, gamers from around the world use PureVPN on Xbox and other consoles.

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Now that you know how to set up a VPN on your Xbox console, you should wait no longer than you already have. However, if you have any problems, or wish to offer suggestions, you can do so by commenting below, or you can talk to one of our live support agents instead.

Ian Riley has been covering online security, privacy and freedom for PureVPN for the past year and a half. He is a cyber freedom enthusiast, and loves to raise awareness about online freedom. He is also a crazy fan of movies and TV shows.

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