Friday, February 4, 2011

Manual Proxy Settings In Mozilla Firefox,Proxy Settings In Google Chrome and Internet Explorer

Configuring Proxy

Configuring Proxy in Internet Explorer,Google chrome and Mozilla is very easy. You can easily configure proxy settings to use as you want. Sometimes we use proxy to bypass a firewall. In Internet explorer and Google chrome, its almost same as google chrome opens its settings via Internet Explorer. Mozilla is bit different in terms of proxy settings.You can set proxy through settings explained below and you can also Disable, remove or turn off or reset proxy settings from the network settings itself. So, here we go

Proxy can be configured in 5 types namely:


  • Http
  • FTP
  • Secure
  • Gopher
  • Socks

You can also use the same proxy server for all the protocal.

Configuring Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer
You can configure settings in internet Explorer as such:


  • Go to tools
  • Go to Internet Options.
  • Go to connections.
  • Go to LAN settings.
  • Then under the Proxy server settings put a check mark in front of "USE a proxy server for a LAN".

Now enter the address and the port no. of proxy server.
If you are using a specific proxy then go to advanced settings and set accordingly.

Configure Proxy in Mozilla Firefox
You can set the proxy settings in Mozilla Firefox as such:


  • Go to tools.
  • Go to options.
  • Go to Advanced.
  • Go to Network.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Put a click in front of "Manual Proxy Configuration".
  • Now you can enter the details of the proxy server. You can also choose the other two options of Auto Proxy configuration URL.


Configure Settings Proxy in Google Chrome
You can set the proxy settings in Goolgle chrome as such:


  • Click on Customize and Control Google chrome.
  • It is at the right hand corner of where you type the address. Just click and it will show options to choose from.
  • Go to options.
  • Click on Under the Hood.
  • Then Under Network  Click on Change Proxy Settings.
  • Rest is same as Internet Explorer.

This way you can change proxy either to bypass or unblock something or put a restrictions at the office to your employees.

General Questions Regarding Proxy Settings Configure

Everytime same questions are asked in different ways. So I will explain some of the basic questions which are generally asked and they all have the same answers if you look in a real situation. But they also look at these questions on how to set proxy in Chrome,internet explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

1. How can chrome use a different proxy server?

Google chrome mainly depends the settings of internet explorer. Whatever the proxy settings are there in Internet explorer settings those settings are used by chrome. Now if you want to use a different proxy server then and you got the ip address and the port no. then do as explained above in case of internet explorer as it will also change the proxy server of Google Chrome. Or simply open chrome and change the address of proxy settings in Google chrome. However remember that it will not change the proxy settings of any other browser of computer such as mozilla firefox.

2. How can we goto configuration in firefox ?

If you want to configure firefox go to tools. Go to options and click. Now it opens something which contains all the settings of firefox. Incase you want to configure network settings go to Advanced and then click on network. Now first option is Configure firefox how it connects to the internet there you should click on settings and it will open the proxy settings for firefox and this is where you can configure it manually.

3. How to check internet proxy settings on google or Yahoo or Bing?

In order to find proxy settings you need not to go to any search engine just go to internet settings as explained above and if there is an ip address and port no. written in proxy settings then it is there. You can also change proxy settings from here.

Some more Regarding Chrome and Firefox

4. How to config. and Input a Web proxy server on chrome ?
Configuring proxy server in Google chrome is very easy. Just follow the simple steps as how to change proxy settings above or if you know how to change it in IE then change there as it works fine on chrome.

5. How to set up a manual proxy on chrome ?
Manual proxy settings on Google chrome can be set up only if you have a ip address and the port no. of the proxy server. Now you got that then follow the simple steps above in case of Google chrome.

6. How to set up a secure proxy with google chrome ?
Setting up a secure proxy completely depends upon you. You should know whether the proxy server address you are going to enter is secure or not. Proxy server address are of many types such as anonymous, transparent and few more are there. So before you test your proxy settings make sure you got a secure proxy address which can hide you while you surf the internet.

Important Thing to Consider while setting up a Proxy

Here are some important things which are to be considered while you set up a proxy in any browser whether it chrome,mozilla or internet explorer.

First you should remember that if you change settings on mozilla firefox manually, automatic or any one like socks, SSL, Gopher, Https then these settings will not effect the other browsers.

Suppose you are browsing from firefox with socks proxy set and you are also browsing on chrome with no proxy then which ever websites you viewing on mozilla are never known to anyone until your proxy server sends information to anybody. While whatever you will browse on chrome that will can be seen and found by the network admins.

Now second case is that if you have changed the proxy settings of chrome then it will also change the settings of internet explorer and you will browse the websites in both browser with the same proxy servers.

Speed Via Proxy Settings and Other Browsers

Another thing is that you are thinking about getting speed if you set up proxy then forget about it because the proxy servers are always located very far away then your place then they will never provide you any speed however you can browse websites normally and can downlaod anything which is blocked on your servers.

If you plan not to use proxy settings then just go to lan settings of internet explorer and click on automatic or just remove the check mark in front of proxy settings.

All the proxy server settings in chrome internet mozilla can be set up manually or you can have some software to do that for you. Software will change the proxy settings automatically for your browsers specially for internet Explorer.

Now if you are using any other browser than this one like Opera mini, Safari or any other then they have all the same procedures just look for network settings , that is the place where you can change the proxy settings.

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