How To Set Up SOCKS5 Proxies In Browsers On Windows

This guide will show you how to set up your browsers in order to use the SOCKS5 proxies you purchased.

This guide will show you how to set up your browsers in order to use the SOCKS5 proxies you purchased. You'll find tutorials on how to configure Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

The first thing you need to do is log in to your account and go to your purchased SOCKS5 proxies(Dedicated or Shared).

Socks5 Dashboard

Choose the SOCKS5 proxy you want to use and get its IP and Port.

Socks5 IP and Port

Enable the IP authentication

The SOCKS5 proxies require the authentication to be made through the IP. SOCKS5 proxies do not support username and password authentication.

From the right sidebar in your account, access the Authentication IPs tab and click on Add More.

Socks5 Authentication IPs

A new window will pop up. Click on Add own IP and your IP will be pulled automatically.

Socks5 Add Own Authentication IP

To save it, click on Add.

Socks5 Add Authentications IPs

The IP will be shown in your account in the Authentication IPs tab. You can delete the IP by clicking on the X next to it.

Socks5 Authentication IPs Delete

Mozilla Firefox

So you configure Mozilla Firefox to use the SOCKS5 proxy, open the browser and click on the drop-down menu in the upper right corner and access the Options (or Preferences on some versions).

Socks5 Firefox Settings

Scroll down to find the Network Settings section and click on Settings.

Socks5 Firefox Network Settings

Enable the Manual proxy configuration and fill in your proxy IP and port in the SOCKS Host fields.

Socks5 Firefox Set Up

If you don't want to use the proxy server on certain web pages, add them in the No Proxy for field.

Socks5 Firefox No Proxy For Localhost

Click OK to save the changes.

Socks5 Firefox Save


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