How To Use and Test Proxies In Your Browser

Learn how to verify your proxies are configured properly with a few simple steps from your computer's browser.

Are your proxies authorized in your dashboard?

Before testing proxies in a browser, you'll want to make sure they are authorized in your dashboard. You may either use IP authorization method or username/password authorization method for this purpose. There are a few steps to take on authorization documented in this article: How to Authorize your Proxies

Testing with a Chrome Browser

  1. Open Chrome, and click on the ellipsis (3 dots) in the upper right corner of your browser and choose 'Settings'

  2. Scroll to bottom of Settings page, and select 'Advanced'

  3. Scroll to bottom of Advanced section, and select 'Open your computer's proxy settings'

  4. Select the 'Use a proxy server' option, then fill in your IP address and Port as shown

  5. To confirm that your proxy is loaded into the browser, go to google and type 'my ip'. Your browser should now show the proxy IP address instead of your regular one - nice work!

  6. If your proxy IP shows up in google, you can then try loading any website just as you normally would when browsing from your computer. Voila!

*To remove proxy, just reverse the steps above. 


Testing with a Firefox Browser

  1. Open Firefox, and click on the hamburger icon (aka 3-bar menu) in the upper right corner and select 'Options'

  2. Scroll to bottom of Options page, and select 'Settings'
  3. Select the 'Manual proxy configuration bubble' and set the values in the HTTP field - be sure to check the box as shown so it applies to FTP and HTTPS as well!
  4. To confirm that your proxy is loaded into the browser, go to google and type 'my ip'. Your browser should now show the proxy IP address instead of your regular one - nice work!
  5. If your proxy IP shows up in google, you can then try loading any website just as you normally would when browsing from your computer. Voila!

    *To remove proxy, simply reverse the steps above. 

    If you need more information on how to set up proxies, including how to use them on more browsers, on mobile devices, or how to use multiple proxies at the same time, check out our blog post here


    If you have any additional questions about how to set up or use your proxies in a browser please contact our customer support team here. They are ready to help at any time!