How to Configure Proxy on Windows 10

Besides VPNs, proxy servers are also a great way to route internet traffic in a secure way. You just need to configure a proxy server on your Windows 10 PC and access blocked websites with ease. Besides websites, you can also control your bandwidth using proxy server.

Best part of using proxy is that you don’t have to install any third party application. And the process to setup and use proxy on Windows 10 is quite simple and straightforward. So, in this tutorial, we are sharing the easiest way to configure proxy on Windows 10.

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Setting Up a Proxy Server on Windows 10

There are a lot of free proxy servers available on the internet that you can use. However, if you are looking for better services, you may also opt for premium proxy servers (which will be paid obviously). Let’s go through the steps to setup the proxy server in Windows 10 without using any third party software.

Step 1: Open Proxy Settings in Windows 10

First of all, open proxy settings in your Windows 10 PC. You can search for proxy settings in Start menu and select Change Proxy Settings. Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Network and Internet and select Proxy from left side.

Search And Open Proxy Settings In Your Windows 10 Pc
Search and open Proxy Settings in Windows 10

Step 2: Setup Proxy Automatically using Setup Script

In Proxy settings, first disableAutomatically detect settings” to allow manual configuration of proxy. After that, enableUse setup script” and type the forwarding URL (for PAC script) provided by your service provider. Finally, click Save to save and use proxy in your Windows 10 PC.

Disable Automatically Detect Settings And Enable Use Setup Script To Configure Proxy In Windows 10
Use Setup Script to Configure Proxy in Windows 10

Step 3: Manually Configure Proxy in Windows 10

So, If you don’t have proxy script or would like to setup it manually, you can try this step. Just scroll down a bit to see Manual proxy setup options.

Here, enableUse proxy server” first. Then, enter the IP address and Port of proxy server and click Save. You can also bypass proxy for specific websites by typing their addresses in the box provided (separated by semicolon).

Manually Configure Proxy Settings In Windows 10
Manually Configure Proxy Settings in Windows 10

Step 4: List of Best Proxy Servers

If you are looking for free proxy servers, you can check this website. However, if you want better and secure services, you can go for premium proxy servers. The proxy service providers like Bright Data (formerly Luminati), MyPrivateProxy and Oxylabs are few best in the market.

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Configure and Use Proxy Server on Windows 10

Above quick tutorial explained how you can set up and use proxy on your Windows 10 PC. The steps are quite straightforward and it’s very easy to configure the proxy. Now, you can browse internet with better privacy and security.

Hope you liked this quick and short guide. In case you are still having issues, you can comment down below. Besides that, you can also subscribe using your email ID to get latest tutorials directly into your inbox.

SEE ALSO: How to Protect your Privacy while using Google Chrome?

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