How To Setup Private Proxies in IE, FireFox and Chrome

We understand that most people who’ve never used private proxies are apprehensive about jumping in feet first. Let’s see how you can hide your IP address with private proxy setup in today’s three more popular browsers: IE, Firefox and Chrome.

Note that Edge and other secondary browsers aren’t common, so we left them off.

Setting up private proxies in Internet Explorer

  1. Click “Service” > “Internet Options”;
  2. Click “Connections”;
  3. If you use Dial-Up connection, choose your connection and click “Settings” button.
    if you use LAN connection, click “LAN Settings” button in the “Local Area Network (LAN) Settings” group box;
  4. Enable “use a proxy server”;
  5. In fields “Address” and “port”, type proxy name and proxy port;
  6. If necessary, enable “bypass proxy server for local addresses”;
  7. Click “OK”;
  8. Click “OK” to close IE settings.
Use Private proxy that no Username/Password needed in Internet Explorer

Additional tips

As the most popular browser, Internet Explorer has evolved to allow more private proxy options than before. Bear in mind that these setting may appear different if using Edge (which was released during the Windows 10 rollout).

Documentation which outlines potential issues when configuring IE 11 proxy settings is available on Microsoft’s website.

Setting up private proxies in FireFox

  1.  Click Tools->Options;
  2. “General”, “Connection Settings”;
  3. Select “Manual Proxy Configuration”;
  4. Enter proxy IP and port to appropriate fields;
  5. Click OK to close Connection Settings;
  6. Click OK to close Options;
  7. Reload browser.
setup proxy without Username/Password in firefox

Additional tips

Those who want to send 100% of their web browsing traffic—but only their browsing traffic—through private proxies, Mozilla Firefox could be the best option available. Because it implements your system-wide proxy as the default method, you are offered the option to configure separate proxy settings within Firefox.

Also, considering most global traffic is sent through Firefox today, you should have little trouble finding proxy services to rotate between.

Setup Private Proxies in Chrome

  1. Click “Options”;
  2. Click “Settings”;
  3. Go to “Under the Hood” or “Advanced”;
  4. Change “Change proxy setting “;
  5. Then same as “Step Private proxy without Username/Passwort in Internet Explorer”
  6. Click “OK” to close IE settings.
private proxies

Additional Tips

Chrome offers numerous benefits to those wanting to browse anonymously. For one, speed of browsing won’t be disrupted. Another good reason is because it’s Google – they have customer support that cares. In fact, you can get community help from their product forum.

Typically in Chrome, you get no errors of any type. Occasionally, however, you’ll may get a popup stating your browser isn’t responding. When this happens, one or several restarts may be necessary. This bug can be bypassed simply by keeping the latest version of Google Chrome installed.

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