Add Proxy to Internet Explorer

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Why is it important to add proxy to internet explorer?

If you add proxy to internet explorer browser in business networks will enable you to get access to the Internet. This gives the managers the ability to control the websites employees can visit, increase productivity and provide the security for the network.

Proxy Server is an intermediary link between your network and the internet. When you surf the web using your internet browser and go to any website, your request will be sent to the proxy server, which downloads the page, then sends it to your computer. Many networks use the proxy server acts as a safety buffer for their web traffic.

After you add proxy to internet explorer, Proxy servers can cache popular and most widely used websites, and then serve the saved copy to the user without downloading a new copy of the page. This function speeds up web browsing.

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Different types of proxy to add proxy to internet explorer:

Transparent Proxy

Transparent Proxy identifies itself as a proxy server and makes your original IP address available through the http headers. This type of proxy doesn’t provide any anonymity, so the use of the transparent proxy will get you around simple IP bans. Using Transparent Proxy is faster than any other Proxy server.

Anonymous Proxy

Anonymous Proxy identifies itself as a proxy server, but does not display your original IP address. This type of Proxy provides reasonable anonymity for most users who don’t need to hide their IP address instead they are hiding the web sites they are visiting everywhere.

Distorting Proxy

This proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server and provides incorrect original IP address.

High Anonymity Proxy

This type of proxy server does not identify itself as a proxy server and it is 100% fresh and working, checked every 1 minute. Access all blocked websites and services and hide your real IP address without identifying your physical location, do not transfer the information about you, so it provides security for your device and protect it against information stealing purposes but users of high anonymity proxy will suffer from low speed while surfing the web.

*For how to clear browsing history from Internet Explorer, click here

How to add Proxy to Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer browser.

Select Tools from the menu bar of IE browser.

Choose Internet Options.

Click on the Connections Tab.

Tap on LAN Settings.

Put a checkmark in the two tick boxes under Proxy Server to be able to edit Address and Port.

Write your Proxy server name and the port number.

Click on OK and OK to close all the windows.

Close and re-open your IE browser

Now you are managed to add proxy to internet explorer successfully.

Some internet service providers do not allow using proxies.

Some people have administration lock on their computers, so this may not work.

Using VPN service is better than using any type of proxy servers with more privacy, security, speed and accepted by all internet service providers.