How to Change IP address (Settings)
On our homepage your learned how to setup your
web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari) for anonymous surfing
via a proxy. In case you don't have access to a proxy, we're providing
some settings below so that you can learn how to change your IP address
without the risk of using "public" settings. While we only have 1 limited
ip for testing, you can get a lot more by searching for services that
change your ip address
perhaps setup a private
. There are many options, and many services provide access
to their raw settings. We don't recommend public settings, for the reasons
Your current IP Address
Change IP address (Test Proxy)
- Using the instructions on our homepage, enter the following value
for IP Address (on Internet Explorer), or for HTTP proxy (on Firefox):
- For the Port on any browser, enter the following number:
- Click OK and close the dialog boxes, and then refresh this page. Your IP address should change.
- When you want to get your regular IP back, simply repeat the instructions listed on our homeage, but select
the option to not use a proxy server. Or simply remove the settings from steps 1 and 2 above.
How to change IP address with Public Proxies
- If you do a search, you'll find many sites listing "public" proxy servers with which you can change your
ip address for free. You can input and use these settings just as we've described. HOWEVER, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE RISKS:
- These "public resources" are often located on servers that
were hacked, and accessing their bandwidth without permission may
get you in trouble.
- Some such servers are setup by criminals for trying to steal your
passwords or financial information when it passes through the system.
The risk is pretty extreme, since many are not configured to work
with SSL connections.
- Other such servers may be installed by law enforcement agencies to try to track illegal activities on the Internet (these free servers are very often used for
committing fraud, spamming, etc). So using them may actually reduce your level of anonymity and online privacy.
- Those are just a few of the major drawbacks of "public" proxies. Obviously, you'll go much further toward true
anonymous surfing by using a private provider.