To use your Xbox with a VPN equipped router you first need to know that despite the router you decide for, very few can be used both ways, as a VPN router and at the same time as your Internet gateway. Most of the time you will end up with the original router, delivered by your Internet Service Provider, and a separate one: the VPN compatible router.
While the first will connect you to the Internet, the latter will provide a (Wi-Fi) network on its own and connect to the CyberGhost network through your ISP router. In the case of a second Wi-Fi network, it also means that you have two separate wireless networks in your home: an encrypted and anonymized one (provided by the VPN compatible router) and your regular network (provided by the ISP router). Beware then which device you connect to which Wi-Fi network.
To configure a VPN compatible router and establish a working VPN connection to the CyberGhost network you might want to read one of the following instructions:
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The way you configure your Xbox to use the VPN compatible router is exactly the same as using the ISP router. You just need to open your 'Settings' menu and switch to 'System'.
Now open 'Network Settings' and choose, if you either want to set up a cable connection or a Wi-Fi connection. In case of an Ethernet connection, all settings will be adjusted automatically, in case of a Wi-Fi connection you additionally need to enter the correct password set for the wireless network of the VPN compatible router.
If you have two separate Wi-Fi networks running and want to use the Wi-Fi with VPN connection, make double sure you don't accidently connect the Xbox to the ISP router.
Please also note that older versions of your game console might only have an Ethernet port and therefor need a WiFi hardware add on in order to establish a wireless connection.
If you want to set up your connection manually, open 'Configure network' and tap 'A' on your controller. In the next window, you can change your IP settings. Do so by switching to 'Manually'.
Enter an IP address. This address must be unique in your network. In case you don't know how many devices you run and which IP addresses already are in use, open your ISP router's web interface and check on all addresses. The address for the Xbox will look similar to something like 192.168.xxx.xxx.
Enter the subnet mask, usually 255.255.255.0, which should also be the subnet mask of your gateway.
At last enter the gateway address, which is the IP address of your VPN compatible router with the running CyberGhost connection.
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