How to overcome firewall restrictions and censorship using a Proxy

Step 6: Click on the connections tab and then click on LAN settings

Click on Connections Tab then click on LAN Settings

Step 7: In the Local Area Network settings dialogue box, make sure 1. Automatic Detect Settings is not selected 2. Use Proxy Server for your LAN is checked 3. Fill in the IP address of anonymous proxy obtained earlier 4. Fill in the port of the Anonymous Proxy obtained earlier (8080) and then finally click OK and OK again

Fill in the required information for the Anonymous Proxy in the LAN settings dialogue box

Step 8: On your browser, open a fresh tab and go to again, note down what IP address it shows you, in our case it was a totally different IP address

Wjem you go to WhatIsMyIp dot com you can see your new IP address

You can now browse the web not only anonymously, but also with a different IP address than what you originally had from your ISP (Internet Service Provider). To undo the changes, simply undo the changes you made in Step 6 of this tutorial.

Cons about Anonymous Proxies:

A few careful notes about using Anonymous proxies, while anonymous proxies provide a great way to defeat censorship and overcome restrictions, they also pose some minor problems. The biggest problem is the availability of such a proxy, as soon as such proxies are discovered, users tend to abuse them and they are brought down due to either heavy load or security concerns. You must always be vary that everything that us passing through the Open Proxy servers can be intercepted and read upon by the folks who host the proxy, so be very careful in sending unencrypted text such as usernames and password. Last but not least, speed can also be a problem, since an anonymous proxy availability could be half way around the world from you, your internet connection speed might slow down due to latency problems issued with too many hops to get to the proxy server and back. All in all, open and anonymous proxies can be used with ease most times.