When people work at different places/organizations, they often face issues of changing the proxy network i.e. changing IP address and DNS server. So, we will see multiple ways of setting up the proxy network. There are two ways of setting up the proxy network.
- Manually setting up the proxy network
- By using tools (Ex.: Free IP Switcher, TCP/IP Manager, etc.)
How to setup proxy network manually?
STEP 1: Go to your connected network -> right click -> Status -> Properties -> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4)
STEP 2: By default, IP address and DNS server are automatically set to obtain their addresses. In this case, we will consider following IP address and DNS server as an example.
IP address: 184.108.40.206 DNS Server 1: 220.127.116.11
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 DNS Server 2: 18.104.22.168
Default Gateway: 22.214.171.124 Port: 9090
STEP 3: Now you will need to change your Proxy Server i.e.Local Area Network (LAN) Settings. So, go to Networks -> Open Network and Sharing Center -> Internet Options
STEP 4: Go to Connections section
STEP 5: Go to LAN Settings
Done !! You have successfully configured the proxy network manually. Ready to go. 😉 🙂
How to setup the proxy network using Free IP Switcher
STEP 1: Download and Install Free IP Switcher
Download link: Free IP Switcher
IP Switcher uses Local Area Network and Wireless Network Connection adapters to change the proxy settings.
STEP 3: Open IP Switcher and Choose Wireless Network Connection as network adapter
STEP 4: Now select the options as shown in the following image and input your IP, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and other details
STEP 5: Then press on Activate
Voila !! It’s done !! You have successfully changed the proxy using IP Switcher !! You are ready to go now.
So in this tutorial, we learned about setting up the proxy network using two methods.
1)Manually setting up the proxy network: In the manual method, each time you will have to specify the IP Adress, Subnet mask, Default gateway, DNS server address, Port which takes 4-5 minutes and becomes a headache for users.So, instead of the manual method, we should use tools like IP Switcher, TCP/IP Manager to switch between proxies which save our time.
2)Setting up the proxy network using IP Switcher: IP Switcher lets us create maximum five sets of different proxies. IP Switcher saves our lots of time(4-5 minutes everytime) by only 1-time setup.IP Switcher provides functionality to setup proxies even for LAN networks and all other available network adapters.