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Access foreign websites and apps
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How to use a VPN on Meta Quest 2
You can set up a VPN for Oculus Quest or Meta Quest 2 in two different ways:
Are Meta Quest 2 and Oculus Quest 2 the same thing?
Yes. Meta Quest 2 was initially released as Oculus Quest 2 — an updated version of the original VR set. When Facebook rebranded as Meta in November 2021, the Oculus Quest 2 was also rebranded to reflect the change.
Does Meta Quest 2 come with a VPN?
No, Meta Quest 2 and Oculus Quest don't have a built-in VPN. However, you can easily protect your VR experience with NordVPN by 1) sideloading a VPN app to your headset using Sidequest, or b) setting up NordVPN on your router, which will also secure all other devices connected to your network.
Can you use a VPN on Meta Quest 2?
Yes — and it’s highly recommended that you do. Getting a VPN for Oculus Quest or Meta Quest 2 adds an extra layer of security to your VR experience and lets you safely access your home content when you take the headset abroad.
How do I use a VPN on Meta Quest 2?
You can add VPN security to your Oculus Quest or Meta Quest 2 by either sideloading a VPN app to the headset or configuring your router. To give you an example, below are the steps to add NordVPN to Meta Quest 2.
1. Check here if your router supports NordVPN (most modern routers do). 2. Type in your router’s IP address in a browser and log in to the admin panel. 3. Follow our detailed setup guides (don’t be afraid to ask customer support for help).
Is there a free VPN for Meta Quest 2?
Cybersecurity experts recommend staying away from free VPNs if speed and security are important to you. Free VPNs often lack the means and expertise to patch vulnerabilities in time and may cripple your connection speed due to overloaded servers and poor infrastructure. Since maintaining VPN servers is costly, some free services even resort to selling user data in order to cover running costs.
Instead, look into special sales and deals for trusted VPNs. Many providers, including NordVPN, offer significant discounts for long-term plans.