Etisalat is a telecommunications company that’s based in the United Arab Emirates and UAE’s only internet service provider. It’s in operation in several countries that are mostly located in Asia and Africa. Etisalat is the world’s 18th largest mobile network operator and 12th largest voice carrier. It also has the fastest 5G download speed in the world at 9.1 Gbps.
If you’re an Etisalat user, you would have noticed that you can’t access a lot of famous web platforms. This is because Etisalat has blocked those websites from being accessed in accordance with the UAE’s strict internet restrictions. Even if you’re simply visiting the UAE, you would still be denied access to those banned websites.
To bypass these browsing restrictions, you need the help of an Etisalat proxy. The proxy server will handle all of your web requests for you so any website you visit will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server and not your own. This lets you access all the banned websites because you never have direct interaction with those websites as it’s all done through the proxy server.
The best Etisalat proxies would depend on what you want most. If you want a faster internet connection, datacenter proxies are what’s for you but if you want total anonymity and full protection of your personal information when browsing then residential proxies are the way to go.
Let’s set up an Etisalat proxy server.
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using is set to automatically copy your computer’s proxy settings. Google Chrome automatically does this, so it’s recommended to use it.
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
Image Alt Text: Configuring MacOS Proxy Settings
To set up an Etisalat proxy server for your mobile device, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. Any of your mobile web browsers will automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and IOS.
Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring an Etisalat proxy server. Note that the first time you access the internet, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.