Access Xbox Live out of the US

Microsoft Xbox live starter kit (xbox)
July 6, 2009 at 14:41:19
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi everybody!

I'm trying to use Xbox Live out of the US, as If I
was in the US (Due to geographical
restrictions, not all feastures work outside)

I have a server located in the US, and a local
network located abroad. I want my Xbox
(which is connected to the local network) to
be able to access the internet using the IP
address of the server in the US over a secure

So far, I have managed to enable the gateway
in the local network to do so. This is what I

- Installed a SSH server (OpenSSH) and a
proxy server in the US server.
- On the gateway of the local network I
installed a SSH Client (putty) and configured
port tunneling for the ports used.
- Configured the gateway applications to use a
proxy server when connecting to the internet
- When the machine accesses the internet, it
goes thru the secure SSH tunnel to the server,
there the server proxy receives the
requirements and then reaches the internet.
So far so good.

Now, I need that theXbox do the same. In
other words, I want it to access the internet
thru the SSH tunnel already configured on the
Gateway by default. I can't configure the Xbox
in any way (just specify a gateway). I DO
know the ports that I need to open, so, If I
managed to somehow reroute all traffic thru
the tunnel by default, all I would need to do is
configure tunnels for all those ports.

I don't have a budget for this, so everything I'm
using is open source. The gateway works by
using Windows Internet Connection Sharing.

Any ideas??
May be there is a better approach to this?



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January 28, 2010 at 03:34:04
Hey - I am in the same boat...I am in the British Virgin
Islands trying to connect.

I joined X-Box live and converted to a gold membership to
try to get NetFlix streaming. But the Xbox sniffs out the
modem conection and won't allow any movie access.

Would love to hear if you find a fix for this.

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January 28, 2010 at 07:46:43
Hi, I finally found the way to do it. I used a RAS server on the
Windows server in the US, and configured a VPN accesible via
PPTP. On the client side, you don't have to do anything, just
configure a VPN connection using the wizard and voila!
You get Netflix streaming,full X-box Live, and much more:
Pandora, etc.! You can even configure your connection
to be shared, and then your whole home networks is in the US.
If you'd like some more details may be aI can help you, just drop
me a line.

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April 23, 2010 at 18:13:20
Camilo99 Your method seems like a master plan!!
I would like to do the same. I am in the same
situation and it's not all that bad, it's just that I want
certain stuff from the marketplace but it won't let
me. I know it may seem like a lot but could you
guide me step-by-step on what specific programs,
processes, etc? Also, does your method still work
after the Spring XBox live update??

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February 6, 2011 at 12:14:52
How are you setting up the VPN on your side with the Xbox? Are you using a VPN router, sharing a LAN connection with a PC that uses a VPN? I am nearing this problem here soon since I am on the move to Russia soon.

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