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How to Setup VPN on Xbox One

Setup VPN on Xbox One

Xbox One is one of the most used gaming consoles in the world. If you own one Xbox One and looking for how to set up VPN with your Xbox One, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will show you the easiest way to set up Xbox One with VPN.

VPN is rapidly becoming an essential part of internet users. It lets you access the net without any restrictions from IPS, government and other third-party users who are always looking for what you are browsing. VPN also encrypts your network to make you kind of anonymous and hides your internet trails from those who have bad intentions. But the most popular reason why many people use a VPN is to access geo-locked contents.

Why You Should Use VPN With Xbox One

Before one learns how to set up Xbox One with VPN, it is important to address why you should get a VPN for your gaming console.

  1. Improve Ping: Nothing is frustrating than an internet connection with high ping. Ping generally means how long it takes for your information to travel to the server and come back. The less the ping, the better. Depending on how good your VPN service is, it can drastically improve your internet ping by connecting a server close to your gaming server.
  2. Access Games that are yet to Launch in Your Country: If you are a huge gamer which I assume you are, you might want to try a game as soon as it releases. Sometimes games are released periodically that means one game might take little longer to launch in your country, but it is already available in other countries. With a VPN you can connect to the country and play the game.
  3. Access Geo-Locked Game: Some games are blocked in certain countries due to many reasons. This creates a problem for gamers who are willing to play the game but can’t. Well, with VPN you can trick your Xbox thinking that you are living in another country. Thus you can play games.
  4. Watch Geo-Locked Entertainment: Xbox One is not just about games, you can also watch movies and TV series on it. If you wish to watch contents from another country, then a VPN is the best way to do.

How to Setup VPN on Xbox One


  • A VPN Subscription
  • An Ethernet Cable
  • A computer either Windows or Mac

I will show you how you can install VPN on Xbox One using Windows as well as Mac.

Setup VPN on Xbox One using Windows Computer

At this moment I assume that you already have bought VPN service and have installed the Software on your Windows computer. If you haven’t then, please do the above and then come back to this part.

  • Plug one end of the Ethernet cable at the back on Xbox One and another end to your Windows computer.
  • On your PC, open Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click ‘Change Adapter Setting‘ button from the left side of the screen.
  • You will see many icons, find the icon with the name of your VPN, right click on it and then ‘Properties.’
  • Click on the ‘Sharing‘ tab and make sure that ‘Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection’ is selected.

The VPN is now active on Xbox One. Just run a test on your Xbox internet connect to be sure.

Setup VPN on Xbox One using Windows Computer

If you are using a Mac computer, then follow these steps to be able to install VPN on Xbox One.

  • First, make sure that you have an active VPN subscription, and the VPN app is installed on your Mac.
  • Connect both your Mac and Xbox One using an Ethernet cable.
  • Launch System Preferences click on ‘Sharing.’
  • Select ‘Internet Sharing‘ from the left side of the screen.
  • From the ‘Share your connection from’ drop-down, select Wi-Fi.
  • From the ‘To computers using’ list, select Ethernet. If you don’t see the option, then replug the cable again.

After the following the above steps as described, click the checkbox left to the Internet Sharing,’ this will enable the sharing between your Mac and Xbox One.

Test your internet connection on Xbox One, just to be sure.

Congratulation, now you have setup VPN on your Xbox One. If you faced any problem following this tutorial, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will also be helpful if you share this article with your friends and colleagues.