Many inexperienced users are lost on the Internet, do not always understand why this or that software is necessary. Moreover, most users don’t always understand whether a program will be useful to them, what is its use, and whether it is needed at all.
For example, many sites are blocked or denied users access to their resources, in which case a proxy to bypass the blocking is the best solution. With the help of this application any user can bypass the protection, get access to resources. Or you can use a proxy to become a complete anonymous person on the network. For most users, this functionality may seem unnecessary. They have nothing to hide. In fact, each user has confidential data. Nobody wants to disclose this data, but modern technology has reached the peak where data can be easily obtained by third parties.
Actual proxy servers can help:
- to keep the user’s ip address a secret;
- get anonymous access to the resource or node;
- With the help of a proxy server, anyone can protect their data.
How to use a proxy to bypass locks, how to configure
There are currently no laws that prohibit the use of a proxy server. In fact, such programs are technical tools to help it professionals work. For example, to check the response of the site for users in different countries.
The average user can also use proxy servers and do it very simply.
You don’t need to be an it expert to know how to enable the proxy server. This is a fairly simple set of manipulations, which is capable of any person, even a little familiar with the computer. First of all, you should go to the network connection settings in the operating system and find the “proxy” tab or connection settings. This is where you can specify all the values to be connected. It is essential to check the correctness of the data and then save the changes. If everything is done correctly, the network connection will be done only through a proxy.
There are also simpler options – for example, it is possible to use a proxy in Firefox or any other modern browser.
Let’s consider the manual connection mode. To do this, you need to find an Internet server in the open, record or save all its settings. This is a series of values with address, gateway number, etc. Previously you should save all the initial settings, in case of problems you can restore the connection and continue to select and configure the proxy.
Now let’s reconfigure it to start our network connection through a proxy. To do this, depending on the version of Windows, we need to go to the settings of the local network, find in it the item “Network Setup”. Here we select automatic detection or enter the data specified in the instructions for connecting the proxy server of your choice. In case of manual data copying, we need the server address and its port.
Quotation: You can enter multiple ports and addresses to connect a proxy – these are alternate options. If they are specified, they should be used.
The next step is to check the connection. To do this, go to the page of any site, which will allow you to check our ip address and look at the result – if the address has changed, the proxy works as it should.
It is possible to apply and use proxy settings not in manual, but in automatic mode. In this case, you need to download the settings file to your PC or remember the local address where the file is located. Next you need to open the network settings on your PC and specify the location of the file in the corresponding item. The settings will be set themselves and you can use the proxy server immediately.
Once the proxy for the local network is set up and working, there will be no problems with blocking – all protection was aimed at the user’s ip address, and he changed, and may even belong to another country, so blocking for the user using the proxy, will not be scary.
The easiest way to set up a proxy
If the above options seem complicated, they can be made much easier. There are methods that will teach even the most inexperienced how to install a proxy server on a computer and start using it.
These inexperienced users usually look for ways to bypass blockades while surfing the network. Therefore it is enough to establish the program exclusively for a browser which they use.
Regardless of the browser type, the installation is the same – specialized extensions are required, the so-called proxy server extensions. The example of Google is as follows:
- we open the expansion tab;
- go to the Google extension store;
- Drive “proxy server” or “proxy server” into the search system;
- we’re setting up the expansion we like.
After these manipulations, the proxy server for the browser will be fully functional and can be used.
Quotation: Sometimes, for a proxy extension to work, the browser must be restarted.
Proxy server configuration in the opera, firework, yandex browser and others is done in a similar way, with a slight difference. The principle remains the same – we find the extension, install it and use the functionality.
How to check proxy server settings in Windows 7, 10
To do this, we need to take a few steps. First of all, we need to measure the speed of our usual connection and find out the current ip address. Any websites offering to measure the connection speed will help us in these tasks.
Quote: A popular resource for speeding, ip address, pinging is the 2ip resource.
Go to the site, do a test and record or remember the data. Next, set up a proxy server in Chrome or other browsers, or set up a proxy on your PC as a whole. For this purpose, you can use extensions or manually/automatically enter the connection data.
Once the configuration, installation, and connection of the proxy server are complete, you need to go back to the site and check the quality of the connection.
First of all, you should pay attention to the ip address. He has to change. If it remains the same, it means that the proxy server has not been configured correctly, you need to double-check the data. If that doesn’t help, you should choose another proxy server.
The next item will be a ping test. He doesn’t have to grow up too much. For example, with a normal connection, its value was 40, with a proxy connection, it should not be higher than 80-100. The higher the ping, the worse the convenience of working in the network, the slower the reaction of sites to the actions of users.
The final checkpoint is the incoming and outgoing speed.
Unlike ping, their meanings will fall. However, the fall should not be colossal. It will be enough to work in the network 0.5-1 M/bit. In case it is necessary to download the data or vice versa – to load, it is necessary to find a proxy server which will provide the big speed.