Can I protect my Gaming Console?

Overview

There are two different ways to set up a VPN on a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Nintendo Wii console. Through your router or through your computer.

VirtualShield does not support installation on routers at this time. However, you can install it on your PC or Mac computer and then connect to your gaming console using an Ethernet cable.


 Windows  macOS

 Windows

Running your gaming console through your computer's VPN connection requires that you 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 computers can 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.


PS4/PS5/Xbox/Wii Setup

How to share the VPN connection on your Windows computer:
1

Open VirtualShield and log in to your account, if you are not logged in already.

For more help logging in and connecting, see our support article.
2

Connect the gaming console to your computer using a Crossover cable.

3

Open Windows Control Panel.

To open Control Panel, click the Start button, type control panel in the search box and press Enter.
4

Navigate to Network and Sharing Center, and click Change Adapter Settings.

5

Right-click the VirtualShield network, and select Properties from the context menu.

If you don’t see this network, connect to the VPN first. If you are using the Legacy Windows application, select the TAP-Windows Adapter V9 network.
6

In the Sharing tab, select Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.

7

Below Home networking connection, choose the connection you want to share with your console, then click OK to save your changes.

This is typically named Ethernet if you are using a wireless connection, or Ethernet 2 if you are using a hardwired connection.
8

That's it! You’re now ready to share the VPN connection with your gaming console.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Common Questions

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My console is not listed, what can I do?
Answer: If your console is not listed above, don't worry. This article applies to any device with a compatible Ethernet connection. You can follow the same steps to protect other network devices as well.
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Can I share the VPN connection over Wi-Fi?
Answer: Unfortunately it is not possible to share the VPN connection with wireless devices at this time. You will need to install VirtualShield on each of the various devices you would like to protect.

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