Setting up VPN on Xbox 360

In order to set up an Xbox 360 so it works with a VPN you need to have a wireless router, an Ethernet cross over cable, and a laptop with wireless and a LAN port plus an account with a VPN provider so that you can watch Hulu and Netflix outside the USA on Xbox 360.

 

Then, once you sign up for the VPN of your choice, all you need to do is:

  1. Plug the Xbox 360 into a laptop with a cross over cable
  2. Set the Xbox 360 Dashboard IP settings and DNS settings to automatic
  3. Click onto the laptop start menu, click network, select properties, and you should be in the network and sharing section of the laptop.
  4. Click on manage network connections
  5. Click on Local Area Connection and select Properties
  6. Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  7. Click  on Use the following IP address and put in the IP address of 192.168.0.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Be sure that the default gateway, the preferred DNS server, and the alternate DNS servers are all blank.
  8. Click on Your VPN properties
  9. Click on the sharing tab and choose allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.
  10. Under that is you home network connections info and in that drop down menu choose Local Area Connection (not your wireless connection).
  11. Be sure that establish a dial up connection is blank, as well as allow other network users to control. Both should be unchecked.
  12. Then click OK
  13. Confirm your laptop is connected to the Internet using your wireless connection and then that you are connected to your VPN provider.
  14. Do a network test on the Xbox Live and see if it works.

Now if all went well, you should be connected to the Internet and will be able to watch Hulu and Netflix outside the USA on Xbox 360 and enjoy your favorite shows and movies.

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