A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a private network that is connected to the Internet. A VPN is useful to keep your private data secure, and you can use it to access content that is restricted offline. Some VPNs are completely free, but you will have to decide whether you want to risk exposing your connection to public viewing with a free VPN or if you would like to pay for a premium service.
If you have a PlayStation 3 (PS3), you can use one of the many free VPNs to get an open NAT type on your device so that you can use more advanced features such as Skype.
Here are the steps to get an open NAT type on a VPN for PS3.
Step one: Update your PS3 software
You will need to update your PlayStation 3 software if you want to connect to a VPN. Some devices may require a firmware update while others may require an operating system update. Check with the manufacturer for assistance on updating your device.
Step two: Configure your VPN connection
Once you have updated your PlayStation 3 software and are running the latest version, you can configure your VPN connection. You will need to enter your username, password, and select which server you want to connect to. You should avoid using the same password for multiple accounts as this may result in your accounts being linked. Once you connect to the VPN, you will be able to access the Internet, and use all the functions provided by the VPN. If everything goes well, you will not be able to tell that you are connected to the VPN until you try to use Skype, for example.
Step three: Use Skype to call phone numbers
On the PlayStation 3, you can download and use Skype. Once you have connected to the VPN and are using Skype, you can call phone numbers directly from your device. This is useful if you want to make international calls, or if you are on a phone plan that does not include international calling. If you do not have Skype, you can download it from the Google Play Store. Once you download it, you can call phone numbers just as you would from a regular phone. Remember that you have to have a working Internet connection to use Skype.
Step four: Use other features of the PlayStation 3
If you have other features on your PlayStation 3, you can use them as well while connected to the VPN. For example, you can use the game consoles to stream movies and TV shows to other devices. You can use the media center to stream music and podcasts, and you can use the internet browser to access news articles and other websites.
If you need help with any of these steps, please feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to help walk you through the process.