Changing the Proxy Server for your PC

Changing the Proxy Server serves many purpose and of course not essentially everyone of them are true with a single Proxy Server. Some of the features include Content Filtering , Caching , Bypassing content filtering, Logging of Client's activities and accessing internet anonymously. Each Proxy Server has a combination of these features.

In order to change the Proxy Server for your PC, you need to know the IP address and Port number of the proxy server. Once you have them, it is much easier to do the rest.


Let us see how to change the Proxy Server :

In LINUX :

Here, i use Ubuntu 12.04. Yours may differ a bit but the base is the same for all LINUX distros.


  1. Go to System Settings -> Network
  2. In the dialog box that appears, click on 'Network Proxy' in the left pane.
  3. Select 'Manual' in the 'Method' dropdown box.
  4. In this, enter the Proxy Server's IP Address and Port No in the corresponding field.
  5. Then click on 'Apply system wide'
  6. To revert back to original settings, select 'None' from the 'Method' dropdown box.
In Windows :
  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Go to Tools -> Internet Options



  3. Click on 'Connections Tab'
  4. If you are using a dial up connection, then select the relevant connection and click on 'Settings'. The following dialog box will appear :


  5. Enable the 'Use a proxy server ...' checkbox.
  6. Enter the proxy server's IP address and Port number in the relevant fields and click 'OK'.
  7. If you are using an Ethernet ( LAN ) Connection, then click on LAN Settings.


  8. Enable the 'Use a proxy server ....' checkbox.
  9. Enter the proxy server's IP address and Port number in the relevant fields and click on 'OK'
  10. To return it to original settings, uncheck the 'Use a proxy server ......' checkbox.
Thats it. You are all done changing your Proxy Server. Now you can disconnect your internet and reconnect it for the changes to take effect.

Hurray ! You've done it successfully. Keep watching for more interesting system tips and tricks.

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