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How to use Proxy Server with Firefox to Change IP Address

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This page shows, step by step, with video and images, how to easily use a proxy server change/hide your IP address while surfing the internet with the Firefox browser. This instructional is specifically for Firefox version 41.0.1 so if you are using a different version of Firefox exact images may vary slightly.

Step by Step How to use Proxy Server with Firefox to Change IP Address Video Instructions

Step by Step How to use Proxy Server with Firefox to Change IP Address Text Instructions

❶ In the Firefox browser menu bar click Tools ➲ Options. Firefox should open a new browser tab displaying Firefox options.

Image of Firefox TOOLS menu item with OPTIONS selected.

❷ Select Advanced.

Image of Firefox Advance Settings tab.

❸ Select Network.

Image of Firefox Advanced Settings Network tab.

❹ Next to Connection: Configure how Firefox connects to the Internet click the Settings button.

Image of Firefox Internet Connection Settings button.

❺ A Connection Dialog box will appear. Check/select Manual Proxy Configuration.

Image of Firefox Connection Settings Dialog box Manual Proxy Configuration.

❻ In the text box next to HTTP Proxy: enter the IP address of the proxy server. In the text box next to Port enter the port number of the proxy server. This number is usually either 80, 8080, 1080 or 3128 but other port number are sometimes used.

Image of Firefox Connection Settings Dialog box IP Address and Port text box for Proxy Server.

❼ Press the OK button to save proxy server settings and close the Connection Settings dialog box.

Image of Image of Firefox Connection Settings Dialog OK button to save Proxy Settings and close the Dialog box.

❽ Before closing the tab for Firefox options it might be a good idea to test the proxy server to make sure it works and it is fast enough. Public proxy IP:Port combinations, quite often, are either slow and don't connect at all so it may take trying several different proxy server IP:Port combinations to find one that works satisfactorily.

To STOP using a Proxy Server with Firefox Browser

❶ Follow steps ❶ - ❹ above How to use Proxy Server with Firefox to Change IP Address.

❷ Select No Proxy.

Image of Firefox Connection Settings Dialog box No Proxy option button.

❸ Press the OK button to save these settings and close the dialog box.

Image of Firefox Connection Settings Dialog box OK button to save Proxy Settings and close the Dialog box.

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