Can I install VirtualShield on my PS4/Xbox One?

There are two different ways to set up a VPN on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One device, through your router or through your PC.

VirtualShield does not support direct installation on routers at this time. However, you can set it up on your PC or Mac computer and then connect to your PS4 or Xbox using an Ethernet cable.

Note: Running your PS4/Xbox through your PC’s VPN connection requires that your PC have two network adapters — one for the internet, and a second for the console. Laptops typically have both a wireless and a wired adapter, but desktop PCs vary more, especially if they were home-built. If you don’t have two network adapters ready when you begin the process, some of the relevant configuration options may not appear.


PC Instructions

  1. Download and connect to the VirtualShield Windows application:
    https://virtualshield.com/windows/
  2. Connect your PS4/Xbox directly to your computer’s network adapter via Ethernet cable.
  3. Enable Internet Connection Sharing:
  • Make sure you are logged in as a user with administrator-level privileges.
  • Press Windows key + X to open the Power User menu and select Network Connections.
  • Select Change adapter options from the menu.
  • Right-click on the TAP-Windows Adapter V9 adapter and select Properties.
  • Open the Sharing tab.
  • Check the box to Allow other networks to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.
  • From the drop-down menu that appears, select Ethernet or Local Area Network.
  • Press OK, and your PS4/Xbox should now be able to get online through your computer’s VPN connection.


Mac Instructions

  1. Download and connect to the VirtualShield macOS application:
    https://virtualshield.com/mac/
  2. Connect your PS4/Xbox directly to your computer’s network adapter via Ethernet cable.
  3. Enable Internet Connection Sharing:
  • Click the Apple icon near the top-left corner of your screen.
  • Select System Preferences, then open Sharing.
  • Select Internet Sharing from the list on the left.
  • From the Share your connection from drop-down menu, choose the VirtualShield VPN network.
  • Under To computers using select Ethernet.
  • You should now be able to check the box next to Internet Sharing to enable it.
  • You will see a green circle icon confirming that it’s active.

If your PS4/Xbox is not recognizing the network, go to Network settings and make sure it is set to connect through a wired network.

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