How to set up a proxy and use it correctly - instruction

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If the proxy set incorrectly, it directly will not work. The competent setting of a proxy server will help you organize an anonymous connection for a browser, a separate program, or all network connections. Below we will tell you in more detail how to set up a proxy on Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Android, iOS, a router, and all popular browsers. We will also analyze how to disable the proxy for cases when you need a direct connection to the ultimate web resource.

Why do we need proxy servers

Before setting up proxies, you need to figure out why they are generally essential and need to be used by professionals and ordinary Internet users:

  • hide location and IP address;
  • help to bypass bans on sites by connecting through a different IP address;
  • make it possible to communicate anonymously on the Internet;
  • open access to blocked content;
  • can speed up the connection due to the fast processing of repeated requests (data caching support);
  • help to avoid blocking when scraping data, promoting multiple accounts from one computer and solving other professional tasks;
  • make it possible to set restrictions on access to sites or actions (for example, downloading files) for users of the corporate network.

Next, let's talk about how to use proxies after purchasing or receiving them for free.

How to set up a proxy on PC

On a personal computer or laptop, the proxy server can be set in the system parameters. The big plus here is that no additional software is needed. There is also a disadvantage - this method allows you to organize anonymous connections only through one intermediary server. If you are going to use a proxy pool, then setting through the system parameters will not deal with it.

Proxy setting for Windows

Below are instructions for connecting to a proxy on the three most popular versions of this operating system: 7, 8, and 10.

How to use a proxy on Windows after setup? Just go to the Internet in the usual way. The mediation server will be active across all network connections.

Windows 8 and 10

How to connect to a proxy on Windows 8:

  1. From the main desktop screen, press the key combination "Windows + C".
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Press the button to change the settings (Change PC Settings).
  4. Go to the section for changing network parameters (Network).
  5. Go to the proxy server settings (Proxy).
  6. Scroll down the page that opens to the section "Manual proxy setup".
  7. Drag the toggle switch to the on position, which will enable the use of a proxy server.
  8. Specify the IP address and port of the server you are going to use.
  9. If necessary, add the list of links separated by the ";" sign, where the specified proxy server will not be used.
  10. Save the updated settings.

How to connect a proxy server on Windows 10:

  1. In the search engine of the operating system, which located next to the "Start" menu, enter the word "proxy" (without quotes).
  2. Go to "Proxy Server Settings".
  3. Scroll down the page that opens to the "Manual proxy settings" parameter.
  4. In this section, move the toggle switch next to "Use a proxy server" to the "On" position.
  5. Enter the server data in the appropriate line: IP, port.
  6. If necessary, in the line below, you can specify sites on which the used proxy will not work.
  7. Save the updated data by clicking the "Save" button.

Windows 7

Instructions on how to connect to a proxy on Windows 7:

  1. Go to the "Start" menu.
  2. From the appeared system elements, select "Control Panel".
  3. In the upper right corner, you will find a search engine where you need to enter the phrase "Internet Properties" (without quotes).
  4. When the search engine displays the appropriate section, go to it.
  5. A new window "Internet Properties" will open, where you need to go to the "Connections" tab.
  6. Click on the "LAN Settings" button.
  7. In the window that opens, check the box next to the "Use a proxy server for LAN connections" option.
  8. Open the "Advanced" submenu and specify the proxy server data: IP, a port in the line that corresponds to its protocol type.
  9. If necessary, install additional functions (using one server for all protocols or deactivating it on certain sites).
  10. Click OK, Apply, and OK again to save your changes.

We figured out how to set up a proxy on Windows 7, 8, and 10. Now let's move on to analyzing the features of connecting an intermediary server on the operating system of computers from Apple.

MAC OS

On personal computers and laptops from Apple, you can change the proxy in the same way as on Windows (via network settings). In this case, the procedure is carried out as follows:

  1. Go to the Apple menu.
  2. Go to "System Preferences" - "Network".
  3. Tap on the network service you are using (usually Wi-Fi).
  4. Go to the "Add-ons" menu item.
  5. Select the "Proxy" tab.
  6. Specify the protocol of the used proxy server, and then its other data: IP, port, login, password.
  7. Click "OK" to complete the settings.

How to connect to a proxy server on the Mac OS operating system through the Safari browser:

  1. Go to the Safari browser.
  2. Go to the "Settings" menu item.
  3. Click on "Add-ons".
  4. Select the “Change Settings” option next to “Proxy”.
  5. The system will transfer you to the "Network" section.
  6. Specify the details of the proxy server you are using and click “OK” to save the updated settings.

Linux

Within this operating system, the process of connecting intermediary servers will be more complicated than, for example, the procedure on how to set up a proxy on windows 10/8/7 or MAC OS. Here you will already have to enter particular values ​​through the command line, so if you are new to this question, it is better to contact the experts. If you still want to try it yourself, then follow the recommendations below.

Instructions on how to proxy server setting on Linux operating system:

  1. Start the command line by pressing the key combination "Ctrl + Alt + T" or "Ctrl + Alt + F1" (depending on the version).
  2. Enter the proxy server settings in it:

    $ export ftp_proxy = "http: // IP-address: port"

    $ export http_proxy = "http: // IP-address: port"

    $ export https_proxy = "https: // IP-address: port"

    Proxy settings on Linux with login and password authentication:

    $ export ftp_proxy = "http: // login: password @ IP-address: port"

    $ export http_proxy = "http: // login: password @ IP-address: port"

    $ export https_proxy = "https: // login: password @ IP-address: port"

    A valuable addition: when using special characters in the password, they must be replaced with ASCII codes on the command line. For example, if your password contains a comma, you must specify the ASCII code of this character - "% 2C" on the command line instead. That is, if you use the password "pass, pass", then you need to write it in the following format "pass% 2Cpass".

  3. Check the proxy servers are working.

    Checking current proxy variables:

    $ env | grep -i proxy;

    Checking the proxy operation by finding out the IP address from the command line:

    $ wget -q -O - checkip.dyndns.org \

     sed -e ‘s /.* Current IP Address: //’ -e ’s /<.*$//’

    Ping launch:

    ping 8.8.8.8

    Checking the connection speed with and without a proxy using the time command:

    $ time wget -q -O - checkip.dyndns.org \

    | sed -e ‘s /.* Current IP Address: //’ -e ’s /<.*$//’

    Checking internet download speed:

    $ wget —output-document = \

    / dev / null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip

    You can also use the simplified proxy setup guide if you are going to use only one proxy server for all types of traffic:

    $ export {http, https, ftp} _proxy = "http: // proxy-server: port"

    $ unset {http, https, ftp} _proxy

Proxy setting and connection to a proxy in the browser

Let's take a closer look at how to connect to a proxy server through a browser. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to use proxies in Chrome, Opera, Explorer, Firefox, Yandex browser, Tor, Edge, and Safari.

We have outlined the steps for manually setting proxy servers, but you can also find and install individual proxy extensions in the online store for your browser add-ons. With their help, it will be possible to launch an anonymous connection in a couple of clicks. Proxy extensions can be installed in Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Yandex Browser.

Google Chrome

Instructions on how to connect to a proxy server in the Chrome browser:

  1. Press simultaneously "Ctrl + H".
  2. On the left side, you will see the item "Clear history". Click on it.
  3. Click on the "Delete data" button.
  4. Next, in order to quickly get to the desired section, enter the word "Proxy" in the settings search engine.
  5. After that, specific options will appear, among which you need to select "Open proxy server settings for a computer".
  6. The system will redirect you to the operating system settings, where you need to scroll down the page to manual settings.
  7. Move the "Use a proxy server" toggle switch to the "ON" position, enter the server data in the appropriate fields, and save the changes.

If desired, before the final saving, you can set additional options: specify a list of sites where the proxy server will not be active, and prohibit its use on local (LAN) addresses.

The system settings interface may differ depending on your operating system, but the general principle is similar.

Opera

After launching the Opera browser, follow these instructions to configure the proxy server:

  1. Clear the cache: first press "Alt + P", then in the section "Privacy and Security" select the actions "Clear browsing history" - "Delete data".
  2. In the upper right corner, you will see the “Search Settings” field. Enter the word "Proxy" in it.
  3. In the options suggested by the system, select the action "Open proxy server settings for computer".
  4. Enter the proxy information in the system settings. If you have Windows 10, then scroll down the page to manual settings, turn the toggle switch to ON, enter the IP, port and save the data. If necessary, you can also disable the proxy for local addresses by checking the essential box or specify the sites on which the intermediary server will not operate by entering them in the appropriate field.

If you are using a different operating system, then enter the new settings, following the same logic, but relying on the features of your interface.

Internet Explorer

Open this browser and follow the instructions:

  1. Press the key combination "Ctrl + Shift + Del".
  2. Check the box except for the items regarding web form data and passwords.
  3. Click on the "Delete" button to clear the browser cache.
  4. Click on the gear icon.
  5. Go to the "Internet Options" section.
  6. Select the "Connections" menu.
  7. Click on the "Network Settings" button located at the bottom of the opened window.
  8. Check the "Proxy server" section next to the "Use a proxy server for local connections" item.
  9. If you will use only one proxy, then enter the address and port in the corresponding fields.
  10. If you want to make more detailed settings, click the "Advanced" button and specify a separate IP address for HTTP, Secure, FTP, and Socks protocols. There you can also specify sites on which the intermediary servers you added will not operate.
  11. If necessary, check the box next to "Do not use a proxy server for local addresses".
  12. Click “OK”, “Apply” and “OK” again when you are finished configuring the settings.

Mozilla Firefox

Launch the Firefox app and follow the instructions below:

  1. Clear your browser history: "Open Menu" - "Library" - "History" - "Delete History ..." - "OK". In the "History" section, all items must be ticked.
  2. Open the browser menu and go to "Settings".
  3. In the search engine for settings, enter the word "Proxy" and in the search results that appear, click the "Configure" button.
  4. Select the "Manual proxy settings" option.
  5. Specify proxy servers for protocols: Http, Https, FTP, and SOCKS.
  6. In the free field "Do not use a proxy for", specify sites where the proxy server will not be active.
  7. If necessary, check the boxes next to additional options: authentication request, sending DNS requests, enabling DNS over HTTPS. If you don't understand the values ​​of these parameters, then you can leave it.
  8. Click "OK" to save the entered data.

Yandex.Browser

Once you've launched your browser, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Yandex Browser menu.
  2. Go to the "Settings" item.
  3. On the left side, you will see a small search field in which you can write the word "Clear" to quickly find the parameter you want.
  4. When the search results appear, in the "System" section, select "Clear history".
  5. Clear the history for all the time by clicking the "Clear" button (by default, all checkboxes will be checked, do not touch them).
  6. Next, in the search field for settings, enter the phrase "Proxy".
  7. In the search results that appear, click on the "Proxy Server Settings" item.
  8. The browser will automatically redirect you to the system settings, where you will need to specify the proxy server data and activate it.

If you have Windows 10, then scroll down the window that opens to the "Manual proxy settings" section, move the toggle switch to the on position, specify the IP address and port of your proxy server and save the changes. If necessary, in the free field, you can also specify web resources on which anonymous connection will not be active.

If you have a different operating system, the browser will redirect you to the system parameters with a slightly different interface. Follow the same principle, but taking into account the specifics of your system settings.

Tor

To protect your personal data from leakage using the Tor browser, follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch Tor on your laptop or personal computer.
  2. Click on the onion-shaped icon in the upper left corner of the custom browser window.
  3. From the drop-down list, you should select the "Tor Network Settings ..." parameter.
  4. Next to "I use a proxy to connect to the Internet" check the box - this will activate the server, the details of which you specify below.
  5. In the "Address" field, enter the IP of your proxy server, in the "Port" field - its port.
  6. If you need to enter a login and password to gain access to your intermediary server, enter them in the appropriate fields: "Username" and "Password".
  7. Confirm the new parameters by clicking on the "OK" button.

Microsoft Edge

After opening the Microsoft Edge app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the browser settings by pressing the "Alt + F" key combination or the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the user window.
  2. Go to "History" - "Delete web browsing data".
  3. Select the "All Time" range.
  4. Check the boxes next to each item (you can leave only the "Passwords" field untouched so that you do not have to re-enter previously saved passwords).
  5. Click the “Delete Now” button.
  6. In the settings finder, enter the word "Proxy". This will help you find the section you need faster.
  7. When the search results appear, click on the "Open computer proxy settings" item in the system settings.
  8. The browser will automatically redirect you to the operating system settings.

If you have Windows 10, then scroll down the page in a new window to the section "Manual proxy settings", put the "Use a proxy server" toggle switch to the "On" position, specify the proxy data and save the changes.

If you are using a different operating system, then the interface will be slightly different, but the essence of the settings will remain the same: enter the proxy data, check the box to activate it, and save the changes.

Safari

To set up a proxy server on Safari, follow the instructions:

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Go to the Safari menu - "Preferences" - "Add-ons".
  3. Select the “Change Settings” option next to “Proxy”.
  4. Go to network settings, specify the data of the used proxy server.
  5. Save the changes by clicking on the "OK" button.

How to connect to or set up a proxy on tablets or phones

Let's move on to how to set up anonymous and secret work on the Internet on mobile devices. Let's analyze the setting of proxy servers on Android (with and without root-rights) and iOS operating systems.

Android

There are 2 ways to configure mobile proxies:

The first one is for rooted Android devices:

  1. Install special software to manage proxy servers. For these purposes, you can use ProxyDroid or any other application that occupies a leading position in the Google Play Internet directory.
  2. Enter the IP address and port of the used proxy server in the settings of the downloaded application.
  3. If necessary, select the Wi-Fi points, when connected to which the proxy will act.
  4. Activate auto-connection to the proxy server each time the chosen network is found.
  5. Save your changes.

The second is for non-rooted Android devices:

  1. Go to the Wi-Fi settings on your mobile device.
  2. Select your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Open the "Advanced" sub-item and the "Manual" option.
  4. Enter the values ​​for the proxy to use.
  5. Click "Connect".

If you don't know if your smartphone is rooted, you can check this fact using the Root Checker app. Download it, run it, and click the "Check ROOT" button. In response, the application will give you the verification result.

To use a proxy server when working with 3G, 4G, and other similar networks, you will have to install a browser on your mobile device. Browsers work well on smartphones and tablets: Opera, Firefox, Habit Browser. Install one of them on your mobile device, find in its settings the parameters responsible for working with a proxy, and enter new values ​​there to launch an anonymous Internet connection.

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

To connect a proxy server to your iPhone or iPad, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Go to the "Wi-Fi" section.
  3. Next to the connected Wi-Fi network, you will see an “i” icon. Click on it.
  4. At the very bottom of the opened page, there will be a section "HTTP proxy", select the "Manual" option there.
  5. Enter the IP address and port of the proxy server you are using in the appropriate fields.

If you need to enter a login and password to access your proxy, then next to the "Authentication" parameter, turn the toggle switch to the "On" position, and then enter the data for authorization.

Wi-Fi router proxy setting and connection through

Without in-depth knowledge in this matter, it will be difficult to configure an anonymous connection through a proxy on the router. Unfortunately, there is no universal instruction for all routers. It is better to contact a specialist since there are many nuances associated with the differences between routers and the subtleties of solving the problem in a particular case.

The scheme for setting up a proxy server on a router will look something like this:

  1. Register manually the IP-address of the proxy server.
  2. Specify your login and password for authorization.
  3. Connect the router to the local network via the WAN interface.

You can also set up a proxy server on your smartphone using one of the instructions above, and then use your mobile device to distribute the Internet to your computer. Many modern gadgets have a unique feature that allows the smartphone to work as a modem.

How to set up a proxy with the help of special software (proxifiers)

One of the best ways to do the most granular proxy setting is to use proxifiers. We will provide systematic instructions on how to set up proxies in the two most popular programs of this type - Proxy Switcher and Proxifier.

Proxy Switcher

Instructions for working with the program:

  1. Launch Proxy Switcher.
  2. Click on the program shortcut located on the taskbar and select the "Show Manager" action.
  3. Once on the main application window, click on the menu icon in the form of a white plus sign on a red background.
  4. When a new window opens, enter the proxy server data (IP, Port, login, password).
  5. If necessary, you can also specify additional settings by clicking the "Advance" button. Here you can configure individual servers for specific protocols.
  6. Click the "OK" button to complete the configuration.
  7. After that, you can check the functionality of the newly added servers. Click the green button, which has an icon that usually represents the launch of music, video in the player.

    If an error is displayed to you, it will mean that the added proxy is not working. It needs to be replaced.

  8. If testing shows that the server is running, right-click on it and select the "Switch to this Server" action.

After completing the above steps, tunneling will begin through the proxy server you specified. All applications that use the Internet will automatically connect through it.

Proxifier

To add a new IP address to the Proxifier application follow this instruction:

  1. After starting Proxifier go to the Profile menu.
  2. Go to "Proxy Servers" and then click on the "Add" button.
  3. Specify the IP address and port of the proxy server.
  4. Select the type of protocol.
  5. If your proxy server provider has provided authentication, then put a checkmark next to the "Enable" parameter and specify login, a password for authorization.
  6. Click “OK”.

To configure proxy servers for individual programs, use the "Proxification Rules" parameter.

How to correctly use a proxy

If you are going to use a proxy server to browse the Internet anonymously, then we recommend that you clear your browser history and cache before that. Without cleaning, there is a risk that your identity may be identified by previous actions on the site, even if you went through a proxy this time.

For those who are engaged in online promotion using automated software, the ideal solution would be to select a separate proxy server for each promoted account. That is, if you are promoting pages on the social network Instagram, then it is better to visit the service from different IP addresses. This decision will increase the chances that the social media administration will not block promoted accounts for botting, spam, etc.

If you need an intermediary server for simple tasks like surfing the web and bypassing blocking on sites, then you can use free public proxies. They are not suitable for serious tasks, since they slow down the process and do not provide the proper level of anonymity.

How to change a proxy server

Proxy servers are changed in the same way as the initial connection. If your current server no longer adequately meets your needs, then go to the settings and replace the used IP address with another one. Some proxy providers sometimes are ready to provide the user with a new server absolutely for free.

Using proxifiers (special programs for working with proxies), you can add all the servers that you are going to use to the database in advance. In the future, it will be possible to switch among them in a few clicks. Also, through proxifiers like Proxy Switcher or Proxifier, you can configure the launch of individual proxy servers for a specific site or software.

How to disable proxy - step by step instructions

Let’s analyze the features of disabling proxy servers in the system parameters of the computer and smartphone, as well as in the browser and router settings.

Disable proxy on Windows

On Windows 8 and 10, the process of deactivating proxy servers is as similar as possible, so we will provide general instructions for these versions of the operating system. Plus, we will separately analyze how to disable the proxy server on Windows 7.

Windows 8 and 10

To deactivate the proxy server, follow the instructions:

  1. Go to proxy server settings in system configurations. To quickly find the desired section, on Windows 10, you can write "Proxy server settings" in the Windows search field.
  2. Scroll down to the “Manual Proxy Settings” section.
  3. Move the "Use a proxy server" toggle switch to the "Off" position.

Windows 7

How to disable proxy server on Windows 7:

  1. Go to the system parameters, where the proxy server is configured. You can quickly find it by entering the phrase "Internet Options" in the Windows search engine.
  2. Go to the "Connections" section.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" button.
  4. Remove the existing checkboxes.
  5. Save the new settings by clicking the "OK" and "Apply" buttons.

MAC OS

Instructions on how to turn off the proxy server on Mac OS:

  1. Open the Safari menu.
  2. Go to "System Preferences" - "Network".
  3. Select the network service to use (usually Wi-Fi).
  4. Click on the "Add-ons" section.
  5. Select the "Proxy" tab.
  6. Uncheck the box for the protocol that corresponds to the proxy server you want to disable.
  7. Click “OK”.

Linux

To disable proxy on Linux operating system, follow these steps:

  1. Open system preferences.
  2. Go to network settings.
  3. Find the item "Network-proxy".
  4. Even if "None" is selected, select "Manual" and delete the saved proxy servers.

If you only need to disable the mediation server within the current session, then:

  1. Start the command line.
  2. Enter the phrase “unset` env | grep proxy | cut -d = -f1` ".

How to disable a proxy on phone/tablet

Let's analyze the features of disabling the proxy server on mobile devices.

Android

Take a few simple steps:

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Go to the "Wi-Fi" section.
  3. Select the network to which you are connected.
  4. Go to additional settings of your Wi-Fi network.
  5. Delete the current entered proxy values in the "Address" and "Port" fields.
  6. Next to the "Proxy" item, change the action option to "No".

If you connected to the proxy server on your smartphone or tablet through a special mobile application, then simply remove the installed software.

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Follow five easy steps:

  1. Go to "Settings".
  2. Select "Wi-Fi".
  3. Tap on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
  4. After opening a new page, scroll down to the "HTTP Proxy" option and click on the "Proxy Settings" option.
  5. Select the "Off" action.

Proxy disabling in the browser

Let's analyze the principle of deactivating a proxy server in popular browsers: Chrome, Opera, Explorer, Firefox, Yandex Browser, Tor, and Edge.

Google Chrome

Five steps you need to take to disable the proxy server in the Google Chrome browser:

  1. Open the “Customize & Control” Google Chrome menu.
  2. Go to the "Settings" section.
  3. In the line "Search for settings" enter the word "Proxy".
  4. Open the proxy server settings for your computer (this option will appear last in the list).
  5. In the "Manual proxy settings" section, move the toggle switch to the "Off" position if you have Windows 10. If you are running a different operating system, then this item will be slightly different, but the principle will remain the same.

Opera

To deactivate the proxy on the Opera browser, follow these steps:

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Click on the red logo in the upper left corner, which opens the "Configure and manage Opera" menu.
  3. Go to the "Settings" section.
  4. In the line "Search for settings" enter the word "Proxy".
  5. Open the proxy server settings for your computer by selecting the appropriate action from the offered options.
  6. If you are using Windows 10, in the "Proxy settings" section, move the toggle switch to the disabled position next to the "Use a proxy server" option. If you are using another operating system, then take an action similar in meaning according to the specifics of your settings interface.

Internet Explorer

Follow the instructions:

  1. With your browser open, click on the gear-shaped icon to open the Explorer menu called Tools.
  2. Go to "Internet Options".
  3. Select the "Connections" tab.
  4. Next, "Network settings".
  5. Uncheck the box under the "Proxy server" section that enables the use of a proxy.
  6. Click “OK”, “Apply” and “OK” again.

Mozilla Firefox

To disable the proxy server, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Click on the "Open Menu" option located in the upper right corner of the browser.
  3. Select the "Settings" section.
  4. In the line "Find in settings" write "Proxy".
  5. Click the Customize button.
  6. Select the "No proxy" option.
  7. Click "OK" to save your changes.

Yandex.Browser

Do the following to disable proxy:

  1. Go to Yandex Browser Settings.
  2. Tap on "Settings".
  3. In the "Search" column on the left side, enter the word "Proxy".
  4. Select Proxy Server Settings from the options that appear.
  5. Disable proxy in system parameters. To do this, you need to switch the toggle switch to the "Off" position next to the "Use a proxy server" action if you have Windows 10. When using another version of the operating system, proceed in approximately the same way, but according to the features of the interface of your operating system.

Tor

Follow the systematic instructions:

  1. Launch the Tor browser.
  2. Click on the onion icon located in the upper left corner of the custom window.
  3. From the drop-down list, select the "Tor Network Settings" section.
  4. Uncheck the box next to "I use a proxy to connect to the Internet."

Microsoft Edge

To disable the proxy, follow these steps:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the key combination "Alt + F".
  3. Go to "Settings".
  4. On the left side will be located "Search settings", where you can enter the word "Proxy" to quickly find the desired section.
  5. From the options that appear, select “Open Computer Proxy Settings”.
  6. If using Windows 10, move the toggle switch to the "Off" position next to the "Use a proxy server" option. When using a different operating system, perform an action similar in meaning, but taking into account the features of the interface of your network settings.

How to disable routers’ proxy

You can reset the current settings to disable the proxy server on your router. To do this, follow the instructions for your router.

After a factory reset, you will be able to configure the router to the new suitable settings.

Frequently asked questions

How do you know that proxies are working?

You can check the performance of proxy servers on special sites to determine the IP address. For example, for these purposes, you can use the site whoer.net. When you go to this web resource, the system will automatically display your current IP address and geolocation. Check if they match with the proxy server you are using.

Many programs for working with proxies, called proxifiers, have built-in special proxy checkers. With their help, it will be possible to run a proxy health check with an almost instant response.

How to check the speed of a proxy?

To do this, you can use special online services like SPYS.ONE. You only need to specify the site on which you will need to test, and the IP address of the proxy server.

You can also get information about the speed of a specific proxy server on the website of the proxy provider.

How many threads/connections can I use?

When solving any professional and ordinary user tasks on the Internet: scraping, SMM-boosting accounts in social networks, searching for surebets in bookmakers, etc. - it is recommended to use one proxy server for each connection/account. This will help avoid increased scrutiny from web resource security services.

Can I use a proxy on my PC?

Yes of course. Proxy servers can be connected via computer system parameters, browser settings, or special programs called proxifiers. How to set up a proxy server on Windows 7, 8, 10, as well as MAC OS and Linux is described in detail above.

How do I enable proxy in my browser?

This is done in the browser settings in the section responsible for network parameters. Detailed instructions on connecting a proxy in Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Explorer, Safari, and other popular browsers can be found above in our article.

Can I use a proxy on my phone?

Yes. You can download a special mobile application to manage proxy servers. You can also set up a proxy through the network settings on your smartphone.

Above, we have prepared detailed instructions for gadgets on iOS and Android.

Can I change my home IP?

You can hide it from websites and other users by using proxy servers. When visiting any web resources, the IP of the connected proxy will be displayed, not yours.

What to do if a specific site/application is blocked at work?

The proxy will help bypass blocking. You just need to change the network parameters.

Before installing a proxy on a computer or other device, be sure to read our detailed instructions. This way you can complete all the steps quickly and correctly.

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