Set Proxy for Browsers

Here is a tutorial with pictures showing how to set proxy for your browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) step by step. It’s similar to set proxy for other browsers such as safari and opera.

Set Proxy in Internet Explorer (IE)

1) Click the Tools -> Internet Options in Internet Explorer to get to the following screen:

IE Proxy Internet Options

2) Click the Connections tab and then LAN Settings.

IE connections

3) Select Use a proxy server and enter your proxy server IP Address and Port into the field. Click OK and the proxy server is now set. For example, the proxy is 11.22.33.44:8080. You should input it like this.

IE Lan Settings

Set Proxy Server in Chrome

Google Chrome uses the system proxy settings. That is,  it uses the same proxy as IE. So you can use the same method as IE to set proxy for Chrome. You can also click the Chrome menu Setting -> Under the Hood -> Network -> Changing proxy settings. It will popup the same proxy setting dialog as IE.

Set Proxy Server in Firefox

1) Click the Tools -> Options in Firefox to get to the following screen:

Firefox Options Dialog

2) Click the Advanced -> Network -> Settings.

Firefox Proxy Options

3) Select Manual proxy configuration and fill in the proxy IP and port. However, it’s a good choice to use system proxy settings in most cases.

Use EPS to Set Proxy for IE, Chrome and Firefox

If you need to change proxy frequently, it will be boring to do the repetitive things. Elite Proxy Switcher is a good tool to help you. Double click the proxy in the list and that’s all. Elite Proxy Switcher will do all the work above for you, both for Firefox and IE.

Elite Proxy Switcher

Download the EPS here:Elite Proxy Switcher

How to Get Proxy

You can get some free proxies from our forum or proxy list. Please test the proxies by Elite Proxy Switcher before using them because proxies die fast. After setting the proxy, you can surf http://www.find-ip.net to check whether your IP is changed.

Patch Windows XP Connection Limit

If you get few working proxy or it takes too long to test the proxies in Elite Proxy Switcher or Socks Proxy Checker, you should use this patch. Moreover after installing the patch you can set the Max Thread from the default 8 to 24 which can boost the testing speed by 3 times.

For Windows 7 and Vista SP2
Microsoft removed the connection limit in Windows 7 and Vista SP2, you do not need this patch any more.

Windows Connection Limit

For Windows XP Users, Microsoft only allows 10 simultaneous connections in order to improve the security, but an immediate downside is the fact that it impacts the multi-thread Internet programs such as Elite Proxy Switcher, Socks Proxy Checker and Forum Proxy Leecher.

Patch to Break the Limit

TCP-Z is windows patch to break the Windows connection limit. Download TCP-Z here: https://tcp-z.en.softonic.com

How to use TCP-Z:
windows patch TCP-Z

Open TCP-Z (tcpz.exe) -> Click the tab Patch -> Patch Memory -> Set the New Value to 100 -> Apply -> Keep TCP-Z running. You need to use TCP-Z every time before testing the proxies.

Patch Effect

Elite Proxy Switcher testing result on unpatched XP:

Proxies to be tested: 6779, Threads: 80, Timeout: 30s
Test item: delay, anonymity
Started testing the proxy list at 12:38:09
Verifying all the proxies in the list…
User stopped testing at 14:08:23 (50 minutes, only 70% finished)
High Anonymous: 142, Anonymous: 4, Transparent: 41

Elite Proxy Switcher testing result on patched XP:

Proxies to be tested: 6779, Threads: 80, Timeout: 30s
Test item: delay, anonymity
Started testing the proxy list at 16:22:56
Verifying all the proxies in the list…
Finished testing the proxies at 16:48:42 (26 minutes)
High Anonymous: 278, Anonymous: 38, Transparent: 198

Forum Proxy Leecher Video Tutorial

Forum Proxy Leecher (FPL) is an intelligent proxy leecher that can extract proxies from various proxy sites and proxy forums even if the proxies are in the attachment.

Quick Guide

1) Logged into the forums with Internet Explorer (not Firefox or Opera).
2) Please select “Log me on automatically each visit” when login.
3) Use IE to view the topics to make sure you have the right to see the proxies
4) Click the “Start” button in FPL to start leech that forum.

After you login the forums, FPL can read your account information from IE. In fact FPL tries to act just as IE. It’s same for the forum whether you use FPL to leech or open another IE to read the topics one by one from the forum. Here is a video tutorial showing its basic functions. You can also download the tutorial here.

Main Features

  • Quickly get fresh proxies when you need
  • Support different types of forums
  • Support scanning attachments
  • Support non-forum proxy sites
  • My-Proxy team maintains the leech list for you
  • Powerful proxy tester especially for huge list
  • Nice user interface and easy to use

URLs for leeching proxy?

Question: URLs for leeching proxy?

I have been trying to find a good list of Urls to load into one of my proxy programs. Is there anywhere I find such a list? Or if I have to make one myself, where do I get the URLs? or maybe a better questions would be, what type of URL am I looking for?

Any help would be really appreciated.

Answer: Here you can find some URLs for leeching proxy. You can use our software Forum Proxy Leecher to use the leech list and gain proxies.

leeching proxy

Forum Proxy Leecher (FPL) is an intelligent proxy leecher that can extract proxies from various proxy sites and proxy forums even if the proxies are in the attachment. Here is a video tutorial for you.

How to Get Dutch Proxy?

Question: How to Get Dutch Proxy?

I want to change my IP address every time I connect to the Internet for work security reasons. But the connection has to made from Holland.

I have heard, that the best way to do it, is to use a proxy but the question is how do i do that? and from where do i get a list of proxies? Specifically dutch proxy?

I hope you can help me.

Answer: It’s hard to find dutch proxy. However you can get some free proxy from us and use the free software Elite Proxy Switcher (EPS) to test the proxies. After checking the proxy list, just double a working proxy in EPS to set it active for your browser (IE, Chrome or Firefox).

If you need the advanced function such as filtering dutch proxy from a proxy list, you can try the professional edition of Elite Proxy Switcher. However the free edition is usually enough for most users.

You can also buy proxy list from us to get more working dutch proxies.

Is it illegal to use proxy?

Question: Is it illegal to use proxy?

This is an important question, that i know many people must ask to you guys on a daily basis. Is it illegal to use proxies? Because I was thinking about trying it for privacy on my computer, and also to increase my computer speed.

But, I am afraid that I will get caught and get into trouble. I live in wisconsin and can anyone find out for me the law of using proxies in the state of Wisconsin. Because if it is oh ok, than I will use it but I don’t want to get into trouble for using it. Let me know the full details about it.

Answer: Of course it’s not legal to use a proxy for illegal purposes. You don’t need to worry about it if you use it to protect your privacy.

Here is the detailed legal information. 18 USC 1030 (which covers computer-related fraud and theft): http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1030

The best method is to buy a private proxy service such as My IP Hide if you really concern about the legal issue.