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How to set up SOCKS5 proxies in browsers?

Learn how to set up SOCKS5 proxies in various browsers

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In order to connect to the internet through SOCKS5 proxy servers you need to properly configure your browsers. This guide will show you step by step how to set up SOCKS5 proxies in each browser.

Get your SOCKS5 proxy IP and port

The first thing you need to do is to get the proxy IP and port. To do so, log in to your account, click on the SOCKS5 proxy category on the left column (Dedicated or Shared), and click on My Dedicate/Shared SOCKS.

How to get the SOCKS5 proxy IP and port

Here you'll find a list with all the SOCKS5 Proxies you purchased in this category. Choose the proxy server you want to use and get the credentials.

How to find your purchased proxies

Set up IP authentication

To authenticate to the proxy server you need to do it through your IP as SOCKS5 proxies do not support username and passowrd authentication in browsers.

To to add your IP in the IP manager go to the Authentication IPs tab and click on Add More.

How to add your IP to authenticate to the proxy server through IP authentication

Click on Add Own IP and your IP will be pulled automatically. Click Add to save it.

How to add your own IP to IP manager

Safari

To set up SOCKS5 proxies in Safari first open up the browser and go to Preferences by clicking on Safari in the top right corner.

Step 1 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Safari browser

A window with the system settings will open. Make sure you are under the Advanced tab. Click on Change Settings… at the bottom of the window.

Step 2 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Safari browser

Check SOCKS5 Proxy from the list on the left.

Step 3 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Safari browser

Fill the fields under SOCKS5 Proxy Server with your proxy IP and port.

Step 4 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Safari browser

By default, the browser is configured to bypass the proxy server for local addresses. If you want to change this, delete the inputs in the field.

Step 5 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Safari browser

Once you're done, click OK.

Step 6 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Safari browser

For the changes to take place, click Apply in the main Network Settings window.

Step 7 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Safari browser

Go to InfoIP and see if the IP matches your SOCKS5 proxy address.

Google Chrome

To set up the SOCKS5 proxy server on Google Chrome, access the Settings by clicking on the drop-down button in the top right corner.

Step 1 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced.

Step 2 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

Scroll until you come across the System section and click on Open proxy settings.

Step 3 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

Check the box next to SOCKS Proxy from the list and new fields will reveal on the right.

Step 4 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

Enter your SOCKS5 proxy IP and port in the SOCKS Proxy Server field.

Step 5 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

The browser won't use the proxy server on local addresses by default. If you want to change it, remove the addresses from the Bypass proxy settings field.

Step 6 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

Click OK.

Step 7 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

In the main network settings window click Apply for the changes to take place.

Step 8 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Google Chrome browser

To verify if the internet connection is made through the proxy server, go to InfoIP and see if the IP matches your SOCKS5 proxy address.

Mozilla Firefox

To configure Mozilla Firefox to use the proxy server, first open the browser, click on the drop-down button in the top right corner, and access the Preferences.

Step 1 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Mozilla Firefox browser

Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the Network Proxy section and click on Settings….

Step 2 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Mozilla Firefox browser

A window with the Connection Settings will open.

Step 3 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Mozilla Firefox browser

Enable the Manual Proxy Configuration and add your IP and port in the SOCKS Host field.

Step 4 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Mozilla Firefox browser

By default, your local addresses won't be accessed through the proxy server. If you want to change this, delete the addresses in the No proxy for field.

Step 5 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Mozilla Firefox browser

Once you're done, click OK.

Step 6 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Mozilla Firefox browser

To verify if the change took place go to InfoIP and see if the IP matches your SOCKS5 proxy address.

Microsoft Edge

To change the proxy settings in Microsoft Edge first open up the browser and click on the drop-down button in the top right corner and click on Settings.

Step 1 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Microsoft Edge browser

Scroll until you see the Advanced settings section and click on View advanced settings.

Step 2 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Microsoft Edge browser

Look for Proxy setup and click on Open proxy settings.

Step 3 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Microsoft Edge browser

A window with your computer's Network settings will pop up. Enable the Manual proxy setup by clicking on the slider button under Use a proxy server.

Step 4 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Microsoft Edge browser

Fill in your proxy IP and port.

Step 5 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Microsoft Edge browser

If you want the browser to bypass the proxy servers for local addresses, check the box next to Don't use the proxy server for local addresses.

Step 6 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Microsoft Edge browser

Once you're done filling the credentials, click Save and close the network settings window.

Step 7 how to use SOCKS5 proxies in Microsoft Edge browser

Go to InfoIP and see if the IP matches your SOCKS5 proxy address.

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