How to Configure Proxy on Windows 10

Besides VPNs, proxy servers are also a great way to route internet traffic securely. 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 a proxy server.

The best part of using a proxy is that you don’t have to install any third-party application. The process to set up and use a proxy on Windows 10 is quite simple. So, in this tutorial, we are sharing the easiest way to configure a 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 set up 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 on your Windows 10 PC. You can search for “proxy settings” on the Start menu and select Change Proxy Settings. Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Network and Internet and select Proxy from the 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 the 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 a proxy on 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 a proxy script or would like to set up it manually, you can try this step. Just scroll down a bit to see Manual proxy setup options.

Here, enableUse a proxy server” first. Then, enter the IP address and Port of the proxy server and click Save. You can also bypass proxy for specific websites by typing their addresses in the box provided (separated by a 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 more secure services, you can go for premium proxy servers. Proxy service providers like Bright Data (formerly Luminati), MyPrivateProxy, and Oxylabs are the best in the market.

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Configure and Use Proxy Server on Windows 10

The above quick tutorial explained how you can set up and use a proxy on your Windows 10 PC. The steps are quite straightforward and it’s very easy to configure the proxy. Now, you can browse the 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 the latest tutorials directly into your inbox.

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