Connect Xbox 360 via VPN server
Regional content protection checks your account for belonging to a specific country, and checks it against the IP address of your console. If your account is American, and the IP address belongs to any other country, then you won’t be able to download content intended only for USA. We will describe the options for solving this problem using a VPN below.
Using a router
One of the options, which may also be the simplest, is to set up a VPN on the router and give them Wi-Fi to the XBOX. But we want to immediately warn that with some routers it may not work. Although it’s worth a try.
If in the settings of the router the section with VPN is not occupied by your provider, then just enter the settings of our VPN there.
Open VPN section
On the right, a little lower on the page in the “Get VPN Access:” block, enter your code (test or paid) and click the blue “Connect!” Button.
A window will appear, select “Router” and click Next.
Use this data to configure your device.
Any other parameters in the settings of the VPN router must be blank, or set to “Automatic” (if the parameter is required).
With two network cards
For a successful solution, we need a computer with 2 network cards, a little perseverance and attentiveness.
The general scheme is as follows: the computer establishes a connection to a VPN server in America, and then connects the Xbox 360 through it using a second network card. For regional content protection, everything looks as if you are connected from the place where the VPN server is located, since all traffic goes through it. The manual below is relevant for Windows XP, and has not been tested with newer versions of Windows.
Make sure that your computer has two network cards.
Connect the first network card to the Internet, and check that the connection is working. My “Inet” connection is connected to the Internet, and the Lan connection will be used to connect the Xboxa.
Download the OpenVPN installer. Install. After installation, a new connection “OpenVPN” will appear in the list of our network connections (either “TAP-Win32 Adapter”, or simply “Local Area Connection 3”, you can rename it).
Unpack the configuration archive into the OpenVPN settings directory (C: Program FilesOpenVPNconfig at default installation).
We start OpenVPN from the Start menu and right-click on the icon that appears in the tray. Choose to run (Connect). All. Connection to the VPN server is established.
Go to the properties of the “OpenVPN” connection in Network Connections. We go to the tab additionally, check the box Sharing Internet connection. As the home network, select the network connection to which the Xbox will be connected (In my case, this is the “Lan” connection).
Disable all firewalls on the computer.
We connect the Xbox 360 to the Lan network interface with an ordinary network cord and turn on the Xbox. In the “Lan” connection properties, set the TCP / IP protocol settings as in the screenshot below. On the Xbox, automatic network settings should be enabled, Settings-> System Settings -> Network Settings -> Configure Network -> Put everything into automatic mode. After correctly performing these operations, all three network interfaces (Lan, Inet, OpenVPN for me) on your computer will become active.
We go to Xbox Live under an American account, upload any content.
Upon completion of the download, disconnect the Xbox from the network card of the computer and close the OpenVpn program. As a result, only your computer’s connection to the Internet will remain active.
How to get a VPN:
You can buy OpenVPN service with many available countries (including the USA) from us.
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