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What are proxy servers and How to use proxy manually in a Browser?
Let me tell you what is a Proxy with a Real Life Example. Using Proxy is like staying a in Hotel by a Fake Name. Although person is having a real name then also he is Staying With a Fake name. This means that he/she is using Proxy of Fake Name.Likewise we can also use Proxy on Internet.

Proxy Server: Proxy server acts as an intermediary between you and your server. When you request a resource(Webpage or file) then it connects you to it through Proxy server instead of connecting you directly through your server.
Internet Proxy: It is a way to use someone another's Identity i.e IP(Internet Protocol) and hide our real IP on internet using Proxy Server.  When a person connects to the Internet, he is Provided with a unique IP that acts as a unique address of that person. To hide our real identity on internet we need to use Proxy.

You can Hide IP by using Fake IP in Browser and also through Proxy Websites. To know how to hide IP through Proxy Websites read my previous post Hiding IP through Proxy Websites

Proxies are of two types:

  • Anonymous: IP's which don't give information(Location) of User.
  • Transparent: IP's which give information(location) of User. 

One MUST always Choose Anonymous IP's.

How to do it?
  • Firstly you need a Proxy IP
  • Go to http://proxy-ip-list.com/. for Proxy IPs.You MUST also search google for this work as proxy ip does not work for lifetime. They have small lifetime.
Suppose we have a IP 11.12.13.14:80. Then after semicolon the number that is written is the port number through which it will connect. In this IP, 80 is the port number.


Setting Fake IP in Firefox:


  • Open Firefox and go to Tools button.

  • In the dropdown menu click on options.

  • Click on Advanced tab and then on Network tab.

  • Select settings button.

  • In the pop up window,Select manual proxy configuration and then fill IP and port number. Also check mark the option use this proxy server for all protocols.

  • click on ok and then again ok.
We are done with the proxy settings in Firefox and now you can surf web Anonymously.

To UNDO these settings follow above steps till fourth step and then in Fifth step, click on No Proxy Option and then ok. Proxy settings goes off.

Setting Proxy in Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click on Wrench on the top at the right side of Chrome and choose Options from drop down list.

  • Click on Under the Hood at the left window pane and then in the Network section in right window pain click on Change Proxy Settings.

  • Click on Connection tab and then on LAN settings.

  • In the pop up window Check Mark the Use a Proxy Server For LAN. Give the IP address of the server(Fake IP) with which you want to connect and fill the Port Number.

  • Click on Ok and then again on Ok.

You are done with the proxy settings. Now you can Surf web anonymously in Google Chrome.

To UNDO follow the above steps and in the Fifth step Check Mark Automatically Detect Settings and then click ok and then again ok.


Setting Proxy in Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click on Tools button and then click on Internet Options in the dropsdown list.

  • Click on Connection tab and then on LAN settings.

  • In the pop up window Check Mark the Use a Proxy Server For LAN. Give the IP address of the server(Fake IP) with which you want to connect and fill the Port Number.

  • Click on Ok and then again on Ok.

You are done with the proxy settings. Now you can Surf web anonymously in Internet Explorer.

To UNDO follow the above steps and in the Third step Check Mark Automatically Detect Settings and then click ok and then again ok.

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