Setting up a proxy in Brave Browser

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Brave Browser, built on the Chromium engine, shares similarities with Google Chrome but places greater emphasis on security and user anonymity while browsing. Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, Brave supports proxy server usage. However, it lacks direct proxy configuration within the browser settings. To assign a specific IP and proxy for Brave, you need to modify the entire Windows system configuration.

Video guide for setting up a proxy in Brave Browser

How to set up a proxy in the Brave browser

Configuring a proxy in Brave Browser on a Windows PC enhances privacy and bypasses blocking and regional restrictions. Here's how to set it up:

  1. Open Brave Browser, click the three horizontal bars at the top right, and select “Settings”.


  2. In the settings menu, scroll to the end and click on “System”.


  3. Selecting “Open your computer’s proxy settings” redirects you to the system-wide proxy server settings.


  4. In the proxy settings window, enable the “Use a proxy server” option and enter the address and port.


  5. Below, there's an option to list sites that the proxy won't cover. Enter the addresses of these sites to use your real IP when visiting them. Then, click “Save”.


  6. Brave Browser doesn't require proxy authentication details directly. If you're using a private proxy, a prompt for a username and password will appear when connecting to the Internet.


Note that Brave Browser supports both HTTP and SOCKS proxies, with the protocol selected upon IP purchase from the provider. For a stable connection and privacy, it's advisable to use reliable private IPs, as public proxies don't offer the same quality and security.


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Angele S Luokkala
Thank You!