SOCKS v4/v5 on IE, FireFox, Chrome and Opera - Manual ( Tutorial )

How to use SOCKS v4/v5 on Browsers without the use of any External Applications

As time advances, there are also developments within the web browser’s scene. These web browsers that we use nowadays keep on getting improvements as time passes by. Long ago, on their early sprout within the web and IT world, these browsers did not support many features, such as the use of SOCKS proxies. With this reason, there came those external applications to fulfill this need.

Now, it is good news that we do not need any of these anymore. Thanks to updates on our favorite web browsers, they now support input and configuration of SOCKS proxies.

 

How to get SOCKS Proxy

Before you can even use SOCKS proxies on your browser, first you must get it from a proxy listing service. One good source of SOCKS proxy is http://5socks.net

This is how you can find alive SOCKS proxies.

1.       Go to http://admin.5socks.net and then login with your account.

2.       After successful login, you can now get the access to the admin panel, in which you are now able to search for specific proxy, or even just list all the current alive SOCKS proxies.

3.       The easiest way to harvest proxies, is via the ‘List Proxys’ button. Just click it and a new page will load. This will contain the recently checked proxy on a list.

4.       Click any of the results under the hostname column. Then a pop-up window will appear.

5.       To reveal our needed proxy server address and proxy port, we have to click on the “click here to view” link. It will check the proxy’s status at that moment, if it is okay, then you will have the proxy server address, as well as the port. If not, just try looking at another hostname from the proxy list results.

6.       Now we have a SOCKS proxy that we can use. In this case, it’s 1.36.114.198:53052

7.       We can now proceed on setting up our browsers for using this SOCKS proxy.

 

How to use SOCKS Proxy on FireFox

1.       To use it on FireFox, just go to Options.

2.       Navigate to the Advanced tab.

3.       Then select Network tab and click on the Settings button. A new settings window will appear. From here, you can now input the proxy you got. Just be sure to select the radio selection button for “Manual configuration” and uncheck the “Use this proxy server for all protocols” checkbox.

4.       Then proceed on inputting your SOCKS proxy, click on OK when finished.

5.       Checking it at http://ipleak.com, your IP is now changed!

 

 

How to use SOCKS Proxy on Opera (ver 13.0+)

1.       On Opera browser, open Menu > Settings.

2.       Select “Browser” tab and click to “Change proxy settings...” button.

3.       A pop-up settings window will appear.

4.       Go to the Connections tab and click the Settings button.
(if you are connecting throught local network or router - click the LAN Settings)

6.       Put a check on “Use proxy server”, that will allow you to use proxy of your choice.

7.       From there, click on Advanced. You can now input your SOCKS proxy.

8.       Click on the OK button, and then OK once again. To check your current IP, just head on to http://ipleak.com and see

 

 

How to use SOCKS Proxy on IE

1.       On IE, press the Gear button and select Internet Options.

2.       Go to the Connections tab and click the Settings button.

3.       A pop-up settings window will appear.

4.       Put a check on “Use proxy server”, that will allow you to use proxy of your choice.

5.       From there, click on Advanced. You can now input your SOCKS proxy.

6.       Then click OK, you shall do this for three times just to exit settings window and save your settings.

7.       Done! You are now done, you can check your IP at http://ipleak.com if it has changed

 

How to use SOCKS Proxy on Chrome

1.       Click on the wrench tool and open the settings for Chrome.

2.       In the bottom of page click to Show advanced settings....

3.       Click on the Change Proxy settings... button.

4.       A pop-up settings window will appear..

5.       Go to the Connections tab and click the Settings button.
(if you are connecting throught local network or router - click the LAN Settings)

6.       Put a check on “Use proxy server”, that will allow you to use proxy of your choice.

5.       From there, click on Advanced.

8.       From there, you can now use the SOCKS proxy you got.

9.       Click on a series of OK buttons to save the configuration settings.

10.       Checking your proxy:

11.       Done!