Bummer, looks like the only way to get your Xbox Series S protected by a VPN, is by connecting to a different device with a VPN on it

Based one one episode of the show I’m watching, it might be a bad idea to not use a VPN when playing games. They might send a DDoS attack to you.

WireGuard is available for my router, well probably not officially. And the instructions say how to make it a server, not a client. Not sure there’s much difference though. And not sure I want the entire internet on a VPN. That could cause issues for Channels DVR recording TVE.

I could use a different Raspberry Pi to do it. But I’m lazy. I don’t use Windows, so all the instructions using Windows, means nothing to me.

Sharing an internet connection in Linux isn’t hard. Sharing a VPN probably isn’t hard either. The problem would be, I doubt my Raspberry Pi that is spare, can handle very much traffic. Or I should say speed. If my internet is ever faster then 50 Mbps, it probably will suck with it connected to the spare Pi. It’s a Raspberry Pi Zero, not sure if it’s the WiFi one. Oh and I’d have to use USB adapters. Not even sure you can buy a Raspberry Pi 4 for retail price right now. And you’d still need a USB Ethernet adapter. Only one Ethernet on it. You could also possibly get a switch and do it that way using only one Ethernet. The switches over there, aren’t managed ones.

I probably won’t buy another good switch.

You might be able to buy something designed to connect to a VPN, and share with other devices. I suppose you might be able to buy another router like mine, and then just have two routers.

Can you specify on the router, what devices use the VPN? Maybe if you know what you are doing. The Raspberry Pi doesn’t need the VPN. Well, at least not for Channels DVR.

Or just turn the VPN off when not using it. If you don’t know what you are doing.

Hmm, if you can tell it to use the VPN with a firewall rule, you’d need to know the IPv6 addresses, and I don’t know if they are static. Think the devices are getting the IPv6 addresses from Comcast.

So perhaps disable IPv6 on the devices that you want on a VPN. Or route all IPv6 traffic over it.

And doing by port wouldn’t work, because it’s plugged into a switch. Only the modem and switch are plugged into the router.

I think I’m too lazy to do it on the router, I’d rather have a device dedicated to it, and possibly for the Xbox only.

For WireGuard, you might have to make your own device. No idea if Mullvad’s Linux client supports the Raspberry Pi, that is ARM CPUs. That’s the only VPN provider I’d use, cheap, and works fine, last time I used it. I think Firefox’s VPN even uses it.

Now, you might be able to run it on ARM, with one of those things that lets you run x86 on ARM.

Hmm, use the Mac mini. Except, it’s not by the TV. Not enough RAM anyways, 8 GB for macOS is useless. And there’s a memory leak, so I leave it off.

Based on how many servers they have, how can they only charge $5 or so a month? They must have a shitload of customers. I think all their New Zealand servers are offline. All three of em.

Might be a good idea to get just for my phone. So then when on cell data, they can’t track my internet as easily.