Proxy Setup in Windows 7

Proxy Setup in Windows 7

Do you need to create multiple accounts in social networks or on the website? Was your IP address banned in the online game? Just want to enjoy better privacy during online surfing?

There is one solution to meet all these needs. This is proxy servers that can perform bulk tasks using unique IP addresses. They will not be associated with each other or with you. Therefore, you can direct traffic, register multiple accounts and parse data without the risk of account bans.

But buying such shared or individual proxy server is only half the battle. Now it's time to connect and set up the server in your operating system. Read this blog post to learn about proxy setup in Windows 7.

How to set up a proxy in Windows 7

It takes a bit longer to connect proxies in Windows 7 than in later OS versions:

  1. Navigate to Control Panel. Select Network and Internet (1).
  2. Find Internet Options (1).
  3. Now select the Connections (1) tab and open LAN Settings item (2).
  4. Check Use a proxy server for your LAN (1). Enter your proxy data (2).
  5. If you press More, a window with proxy types opens (1). In this window, you can enter domains, with which an intermediary server is not used (2). Save the progress — proxy in Windows 7 works.

The most demanded types of proxy servers

If you don't really know what HTTP, HTTPS and SOCKS are, then this section is for you.

HTTP is a no-frills popular proxy. It's used to view websites, and for such tasks as parsing and other jobs in digital marketing, SMM and SEO. But this protocol is not secured, so it's better not to trust secret information to it. It can't ensure complete anonymity, either.

To enhance protection, HTTPS was developed. It transfers encrypted traffic that is difficult to intercept and ever more difficult to misuse. With this protocol, your personal data are safe.

SOCKS5 is the new-generation proxy type. It combines high speed and secure encryption. The websites you use treat them as a user, so SOCKS5 ensures high anonymity level. This is important for mass actions: mass liking, data parsing, creating multiple accounts and when it's required to direct traffic for arbitration.

Besides connection types, there are also proxy address protocols — IPv4 and IPv6. Both HTTPS or SOCKS5 proxies can be either IPv4 or IPv6. The fourth-generation protocol was developed earlier, in the 80-ies, so it had time to take root and spread widely. It is stable and supported by all websites. But it has fewer addresses – at the time it was developed, no one counted that the Internet would sprawl so fast. It's security level is also lower than that of modern solutions.

IPv6 is faster and has reliable encryption. It also has much more addresses, so they are easier to get for mass order. Therefore, IPv6 proxy servers cost much less.

But the protocol has its own disadvantages. Migration to a new-generation solution goes slowly, and not all websites support this protocol. With availability and numerous IP addresses, IPv6 becomes the most evident choice for DDoS attacks, that's why some websites just don't trust the protocol and block its operation. If you still choose IPv6, take additional efforts to check required websites. There are dedicated tools checkers for this purpose. Try using the Proxy.Market tool to validate proxy servers and Ipv6 support.

How to disable a proxy in Windows 7?

It's better not to disable the connected proxy server, since you need it for your security and anonymity. But this need can arise, if:

  • you faced technical failures when going to a required website;
  • website doesn't support a proxy server protocol;
  • automatic parameter detection didn't work correctly.

It takes a minute to disable the proxy to eliminate the arising problem. It's enough to follow this guide once again deleting all proxy server data and saving the changes.

Please note that it disables the intermediary server completely. Proxies will stop right away in all browsers and software, besides those where you set them up manually.


We have found out how to set up proxy in Windows 7 easily. Now it's time to choose the right server.

Choose a reliable provider. For example, Proxy.Market, where you can buy SOCKS5 and HTTPS, IPv4 and IPv6 proxies. All servers are validated before delivery. Their technical support is always ready to help 24/7.

You can validate all orders by yourself with the checker and follow configuration instructions in our blog.

Buy proxies to become anonymous during work or online surfing. Intermediary servers have a wide range of applications: traffic arbitration, digital marketing, SEO and SMM.

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