How to use proxy
There are two main types of proxy which has been used to access blocked content, websites and surf internet anonymously; they are called web based proxy and web browser based proxy. Using both of them could be tricky sometime but they does not required technical knowledge at all. Following I am sharing the step by step information how to use proxy in both cases, Web based proxy and web browser based proxy. Before I start the tutorial, make sure that you need to have the list of active proxy including its port to use proxy on different browsers. The active list of proxy and port could be found online for free and paid. Websites like HideMyAss and VPN websites also provides you free list of hundreds of proxy IP addresses around the world
How to use web based proxy:
Using web based proxy does not required you to adjust settings of your web browser. Web based proxies are free to use but they are full with ads and sometime forcefully opened unwanted websites and download the free software without your permission. Using web based proxies are easy. But sometime finding a reliable web proxy could be time taking. Simply use a search engine like Google and search the web proxy websites and test few of them to evaluate that which fits with your requirements. A web based proxy which has less ads and open website fast are considered the best one.
Read also: VPN vs Proxy what the difference
Use proxy in Mozilla Firefox:
Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is available to download for free. So, download if you does not have one
Step 2: Click on options on main menu. This section could be different on different Firefox versions but could be access easily under the main menu of the Firefox.
Step 3: Click on Advance button. Advanced button under options section is usually the last one but could be different on different versions of Firefox
Step 4: Click on Network tab under advanced section
Step 5: Click on Settings button which is next to the connections options
Step 6: Under settings, you will some options. You have to select “Manual proxy configurations” option.
Step 7: Write down the IP address in the HTTP proxy field
Step 8: Write down the port number in port field.
Step 9: once you set the proxy details, now click on OK button to use proxy and unblock the blocked websites or surf internet anonymously.
Use proxy in Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Step 1: Open Internet Explorer. You don’t need to download this because it is inbuilt software of Windows
Step 2: Under the main menu, click on the tool option. This would be appear in the upper right corner of the browser
Step 3: Here you will see many options but you need to click on connection tab only to use proxy
Step 4: Once the connection tab opened, click on LAN settings or settings options under Dial-up is you are using Dial up connection
Step 5: Under LAN settings, you need to check the option called “Use a proxy server for your LAN” this option will allow you to enter the proxy details
Step 6: Now you have to entered the proxy details which includes proxy IP address and port number to use proxy
Step 7: Once you write down the proxy details, click on ok button and open the blocked websites or surf internet with a new identity or anonymously.
Use proxy in Google Chrome:
Step 1: Open Google Chrome. If you don’t have one already then download it from Google Chrome’s official website. It is free to download
Step 2: Once Google Chrome has been opened, you need to click on wrench in the upper right corner and look for the settings option
Step 3: Click on the settings option explore the further options.
Step 4: Now click on “Show advance settings” button which will be appear in the end of the page
Step 5: Here you will see the option to set the proxy details. Click on “Change proxy settings” button
Step 6: Like internet explorer a new windows of connection will be appear where you have to click on LAN settings button
Step 7: Under LAN settings, you need to check the option called “Use a proxy server for your LAN” this option will allow you to enter the proxy details
Step 8: Now you have to entered the proxy details which includes proxy IP address and port number to use proxy
Step 9: Once you write down the proxy details, click on ok button and open the blocked websites or surf internet with a new identity or anonymously.
Use proxy in Safari on Mac
Using proxy in Safari on Mac could be little tricky as its required different steps to follow as compare to Windows software.
Step 1: Open Safari in your Mac, Safari is the default web browser of Max operating software so you don’t need to download it separately
Step 2: Under the main menu of Safari, you need to click on Safari option and then click on Preferences option. This option could be bit different on different versions of iOS but you have to click on option Preferences under the main menu of Safari
Step 3: Under the preferences section, There would be many option will be appeared but you have to click on Advanced button to set the proxy details
Step 4: Click on “Change Settings” button written next to proxies section in advance tab
Step 5: Check the option called “Automatic Proxy configuration” This option will be appear under the proxies tab in case if it does not appeared
Step 6: Here you will enter the details of Proxy. For Mac users, instead of adding IP address and port number, you have to enter the URL of proxy configuration file in the texts box
Step 7: Make sure to uncheck the option “use Passive FTP Mode” before you click on OK button
Step 8: Now click on OK button to use proxy on Mac operating system and open blocked websites and surf internet anonymously.