Windows, or Microsoft Windows, is the operating system that’s developed by Microsoft for personal computers. It’s the most popular operating system in the world, with more than 1.4 billion devices running on Windows. Since its first initial release, there have been multiple versions of Windows with the latest version being Windows 11.
You can utilize proxies if you want to optimize your time when using your Windows computer. A Windows proxy has many useful cases even for the ordinary user. If you want to protect your online identity when browsing the internet fully, you can use a Windows proxy as it will hide your IP address from any website you visit.
If you’re experiencing a slow internet connection and want to connect to a faster one, you can do this through a Windows proxy network. You won’t have to deal with constant buffers when browsing the internet or in-game lag when playing a game.
When you want to do advanced tasks like automation or web scraping, you would also need a Windows proxy to prevent your account and IP address from being banned. With a Windows proxy, websites will think that your bot is a genuine user instead of it being a bot.
Let’s set up a Windows proxy server.
Step 1. In Window’s search bar, type in “Proxy Settings”.
Step 2. Click on the "Proxy Settings" search result.
Step 3. You’ll be given the choice of “Automatic Proxy Setup” or “Manual Proxy Setup”. For example purposes, we’ll be choosing “Manual Proxy Setup”.
Step 4. Turn on "Use a proxy server".
Now, you need to go to your proxy provider and acquire the proxy server details. If you want to get it from Geonode, you can jump to “Acquiring Proxy Server Details With Geonode”.
Step 5. Enter your proxy’s “Hostname” or “IP address”. This is the first part before the semicolon, which in our example is “premium-residential.geonode.com”.
Step 6. Enter your proxy’s “Port Number”. This is the second part before the semicolon, which in our example is “9001”.
Step 7. Enter any “website addresses” you would like to visit without a proxy.
If you want to access a local server without a proxy, turn on the "Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses" check box.
Step 8. Click “Save”.
Step 9. Lastly, visit any website on Google Chrome and a pop-up window will appear asking for your account credentials. Enter your account’s “Username” and “Password”. Then, click on “Sign In”.
Congratulations! You have now set up a proxy server for your Windows operating system.
Step 1. Go to Geonode and log in with your existing account or sign up to create a new one.
Step 2. On the Home Page, click on “Residential Services”.
Step 3. Scroll down until you see “Endpoints”.
Step 4. Choose which “Proxy Protocol” you want to utilize: “HTTP Protocol” or “SOCKS5 Protocol”.
Step 5. Select which "Session Type" you want to utilize: “Rotating Proxy” or “Sticky Proxy”.
Step 6. Choose which proxy you want to utilize. For example purposes, we’ll be using the highlighted proxy “premium-residential.geonode.com:9001”.
If you want to use an IP address instead of a DNS, simply turn off the Show DNS button, and IP addresses will show up.
Step 7. Now you need your proxy account’s “Authentication Details”. For Geonode, this is on your account’s home page.