World of Warcraft, or WoW for short, is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and is one of the most popular games in its genre. It was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment back in 2004. World of Warcraft is set in the fictional world of Azeroth where players can meet and team up with other players and complete a variety of tasks and quests.
As an online multiplayer game, you need a World of Warcraft proxy to enhance your gaming experience and ensure a strong connection with the WoW servers. By handling all of your data traffic and connecting to a proxy server that’s close to the WoW servers, you can play WoW anonymously and have reduced latency.
A World of Warcraft proxy is also useful in many other cases. If you want to use a gaming bot to complete high-level quests then you can use a proxy to prevent your bot from being banned. When you also want to open up multiple accounts so you could farm gold, a World of Warcraft proxy will let you bypass the account limitation of a single IP.
The best World of Warcraft proxies would be either residential proxies or datacenter proxies, depending on what you want most. If you want a faster internet connection and reduced latency, then datacenter proxies are the best for you. If you want to use a bot, create multiple accounts, and play anonymously then residential proxies are the ones for you.
Let’s set up a World of Warcraft proxy server.
Note: World of Warcraft will automatically copy your operating system’s proxy settings.
How To Use Proxies With World Of Warcraft
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.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a World of Warcraft proxy server for your operating system.