One of the most frustrating aspects of being on the go is not having access to your favourite games whenever you want them. Even worse, you might find that some of the games you love are region-locked, preventing you from playing them on your console. What’s more, if your console is region-free, you might find that some of the games you want are also locked down by region, which then makes them unplayable on your device.
To address this, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on how to use a VPN on your Playstation 3. Simply follow our step-by-step instructions and you’ll be up and running in no time. And if you’ve never used a VPN before, don’t worry – we’ll teach you everything you need to know. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Connect to the internet
Before you do anything else, you’ll need to make sure your PS3 is connected to the internet. To do this, simply go to Settings, then Network, and make sure your broadband is connected. If you’re still using dial-up, you’ll need to first set up a server to download the software from (more instructions for that below). Once connected, you’re good to go.
Step 2: Install OpenVPN
Now that you’ve got your internet connection, it’s time to install OpenVPN. To do this, visit the PlayStation Store on your PS3 and look for OpenVPN. After downloading and installing the app, you’ll be presented with the option to connect to the VPN server, as shown in the video below.
What’s great about this app is that it’s completely free. There are no hidden costs or fees of any kind. As a result, you won’t be limited by your data plan when using this service. Just make sure you’re using a VPN that’s reputable and has a good reputation, such as ExpressVPN. You can also find reviews of different VPNs on trusted websites like Review Gui or VPN Radar.
Step 3: Change your default location
After you’ve installed OpenVPN and connected to the VPN, it’s time to change your default location. You’ll notice a small gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Simply click on that and a small menu will appear, as shown in the image below.
Here you can choose your country and region, as well as the nearby locations that the VPN will server. If you’re not sure what to select, just leave it on the default option – the United States. You’ll most probably be fine with that.
Step 4: Configure your VPN settings
Once you’ve changed your default location to the United States, it’s time to configure your VPN settings. To do this, click on the gear icon and a menu will appear. From here, you can choose the type of connection you want to make (Wired, WiFi, or 3G/4G LTE), as well as the security level (High, Medium, or Low).
If you’re still using WiFi, make sure the password is strong and never leaves your sight. It’s also a good idea to automatically log out after every session. Last but not least, make sure you’re choosing a VPN that’s suitable for your needs. If you have children or you frequently do online shopping, you might want to choose a VPN for the United States, as all the servers are located there. If you’re looking for a simple and secure solution, consider using NordVPN.
With these steps, you’ll be able to use a VPN on your PS3 and access all your favourite games anywhere in the world.