In some countries, like the USA, it is now legally required to have a virtual private network (VPN) when using public Wi-Fi. While the legislation isn’t fully implemented yet, it’s enough to scare off a lot of people. What is a VPN, you might ask? In short, a VPN hides your identity by encrypting and securing all of your internet traffic, which would essentially make it impossible for someone to track your internet activity, whether it’s recreational or business related. With a VPN, your internet traffic is encrypted and then secured, which makes it virtually impossible to sniff out your personal details or monitor your activities. Although the legislation isn’t fully implemented yet, it’s enough to scare off a lot of people who know what a VPN is and how it works. This is why you should seriously consider getting one if you live in or travel to one of these countries. Let’s discuss the steps required to set up a VPN on your Xbox 360 in a country where you are legally required to have one.
Register With The VPN Provider
- Is it easy to use?
- Is it secure?
- Does it have a good reputation?
If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then chances are you will have a good experience with their services. On the other hand, if you can’t answer “yes” to any of these questions, then it might be a good idea to look for a different VPN company. Having said that, the last thing you want to do is register with a VPN company that isn’t as reputable as the ones mentioned above and then have a bad experience because their service isn’t as good as they claim it is. So, always make sure to do your research before registering with any VPN company.
Choose A Plan
Activate Your Subscription
After you’ve registered with the VPN provider and chosen a plan, it’s time to activate your subscription. There are several ways to do this. Some of the more popular ones are:
- On the website.
- By phone.
- By snail mail.
- By email.
- In person.
You’ll need to look at your plan’s details to find out which method of activation is available to you. Once you’ve found it, follow the instructions provided. It usually takes a few minutes, and then you’ll be able to use the service as soon as your subscription is active.
Secure Your Connection
You can now secure your connection by adding a login and password to the VPN connection. It is a good idea to write down the username and password you’re using and keep them somewhere safe. It’s also a good idea to change the password regularly (at least every month or so). If you forget your password, you can contact the customer support provided by the VPN company you’ve registered with and ask them to reset it for you. This way, you’ll always be able to access your account and use the service.
Configure Your Home Network To Use The VPN
Now that your connection is secure, it’s time to configure your home network to use the VPN. This is very easy to do. Just click on the Wi-Fi icon near the clock in the Xbox dashboard and then click on the gear icon. Now, select the option that says “Open Connected Network > Add Network”. Enter the information required and then click on “Add”. You can now use the VPN whenever you want to use the internet on your Xbox 360.
Why go through all of this trouble and cost you money if your computer or phone can already be set up to do all of this for you? If you use a computer or mobile device at work, then it’s already configured to use a VPN. There are several VPN apps for Android and iOS that you can download and use, therefore, securing your connection while on the go is very easy. No computer required!
Use The VPN While You Play
Once you’ve configured your home network to use the VPN, you can use it whenever you want to play. Just connect to a public Wi-Fi network and then log into the VPN with the username and password you configured earlier. Your identity will be hidden and secure while you play.
There, now you can secure your internet connection while playing on your Xbox just like that. Of course, these steps will vary a little bit from one VPN company to another, but the general idea is the same. Hopefully, this article gave you enough information to get started with VPN on your Xbox 360. If you have any other questions, then don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below.