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How to configure a proxy server in firefox

Updated on August 23, 2009

What is a proxy server ?

A proxy server is a computer system or an application program that will acts as an intermediate between clients seeking resources and other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some resource, available from a different source. The proxy server evaluates the request according to some filtering criteria. The proxy provides the resource by connecting to the relevant source , requesting the resource on behalf of the client.

A proxy server has two purposes:

  • It keeps machines behind it anonymous (mainly for security).
  • Speed up access to resource (via caching technique).

Configuring proxy in firefox

This is how to do it.Open firefox
This is how to do it.Open firefox
Select tools  options
Select tools options
Click advanced tab. Now click the settings button
Click advanced tab. Now click the settings button
This is connection settings page
This is connection settings page
Click manual proxy settings.. Now enter proxy details in the text box. Click ok.
Click manual proxy settings.. Now enter proxy details in the text box. Click ok.

Configuring proxy server for firefox

  1. Open Firefox. Now select tools >> options.
  2. Click advanced tab
  3. Click settings
  4. Select manual settings option
  5.  Now enter proxy details.
  6. Click ok
  7. Done.

You have configured a proxy server in Firefox.

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    • BrianS profile image

      Brian Stephens 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      I am sure this will come in handy one day soon. I'll bookmark it for future reference.

    • advisor4qb profile image

      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      I am also bookmarking it for future reference!

    • Kevin Peter profile image

      Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen

      can i get blocked sites in proxy server?

    • getitdone profile image

      getitdone 7 years ago

      I have been trying to figure out how to use proxies properly for ages. This is very helpful and I didn't even realize that Firefox could be used like this! Thank you :)

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