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How to use a VPN on Xbox One, Series X & S? Solution 2: The router sharing method

Installing a VPN on a router is certainly not the easiest way to get Xbox VPN. However, if you do it, you’ll have the added bonus of having secured every device that connects to the internet via your router! Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1

Get yourself a VPN subscription.

Step 2

Follow our “setting up a VPN on a router” guide.

Step 3

Connect your Xbox to the router like you usually would.

As we mentioned before, not only your Xbox but every other device that uses the router will now be protected by the VPN! And as you know, VPN use comes with many benefits.

Reasons to get a VPN on Xbox

Safe streaming and entertainment

Safe streaming and entertainment

Concerned about your privacy? We’ll make sure you’re secure at all times.

Whether you’re streaming Netflix or playing video games, keep your VPN ON to stay safe from online threats. And the best part about it – you shouldn’t notice a difference in your internet speed!

Disclaimer: Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of streaming service providers.

Leaving bandwidth throttling in the dust

Your ISP knows everything you do online. While this has troubling implications for your privacy, it also means that the ISP can slow down your connection when you’re gaming, streaming, or sharing files. 

But if you’re running a VPN, they can’t see anything, and what they can’t see, they can’t throttle!

Protect yourself from bandwidth throttling
Protect yourself from DDos attacks

Protect yourself from losers

Cursing you out via messages is the only recourse for most you own online. But what about hacking, DDoS attacks, and using your IP to get your address for SWATing?

All of those things are addressed by having a VPN hide your IP and protect your digital identity online.

FAQ

Is VPN legal?

Yes. VPN use is legal in almost every country in the world. It’s using VPN for illegal activities – like pirating copyrighted material – that isn’t.

Can I use a free Xbox VPN?

A free VPN is not recommended under any circumstances. Research into free Android VPNs has demonstrated that: 

  • 84% leak user traffic, thus eliminating most of the benefits of using a VPN.
  • 18% don’t encrypt traffic at all
  • 38% contain malware 
  • 80% ask for access to sensitive data. 

So with free VPNs, you are not only not getting the benefits of VPNs, you are actually exposing yourself online even more. 

But even if they were secure, free VPNs couldn’t hold a candle to the speed and accessibility of a paid VPN. Free ones usually have speed caps and offer only a few servers. Paid VPNs do not; in fact, having a wide variety of servers helps not only in improving speed but also in overcoming streaming service attempts to ban VPN IPs.

Will VPN slow down my connection?

There will be a bit of slowdown when using any VPN connection. Some of it is entirely out of your hands, as some bandwidth is used for VPN encryption needs.

However, a big part of VPN connection speed depends on the proximity of the server you’re connecting to. If the server is closer to you geographically, the slowdown will be negligible.

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