When you use proxy server in Chrome or any other web browser, it sends your entire web browsing traffic to the proxy to let you surf the Internet anonymously. A proxy server, also known as an application-level gateway, acts as a doorway between a local network and the Internet.
Aimed to block a direct access between networks, the proxy server for Windows makes it a daunting task for snoopers to get details of your private network. The servers hide your real IP and location, allowing you to access blocked websites in your geographical region.
All web browsers work well with proxy servers, including Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Chrome uses the same proxy server as that of IE, i.e. Windows proxy server.
Some users find it quite convenient to use proxy server in Chrome for Windows. However, there is a throng of people who find it as difficult as nailing jelly to a tree, but it is not so. We bet you after reading our article on how to use proxy server in Chrome browser, this perception will definitely change. Let’s take a quick ride around our tutorial:
Use proxy server in Chrome
In order to configure Chrome to proxy server usage, follow a series of simple steps below:
1. First of all, click on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner and select Settings from the drop-down menu
2. Scroll down the list until you find Show advanced settings link. Just click on it for preceding a step further in the process to use proxy server in Chrome
3. Once again, scroll down the list to find Network settings option. Click on the Change proxy settings button
4. Next, on the Internet Properties window, click on the LAN settings button at the bottom-right side
5. A pop-up window arises. Uncheck the box next to ‘Automatically detect settings’ and check the box that says ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’ in the proxy server section
In the Address field, type the IP address of your proxy server and port number in the port field. You’ll receive the IP address as well as port number of your proxy server in a separate email. Click on the OK button and then click OK again to save the settings you made to use proxy server in Chrome.
From now, when you browse the web in Chrome, you will be browsing by using a proxy server. When you open a webpage for the first time, it may ask you to enter your credentials that were delivered in your received email.
In case you don’t want to use proxy server in Chrome, repeat the above steps and uncheck the ‘use a proxy server for your LAN’ box and recheck ‘Automatically detect settings’ box in the LAN settings.
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