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Proxy Usage Guide: How to Change Current IP Address
by lina
2024-01-17

In the widespread use of the Internet, proxy servers serve as an important network service that can help users protect their real IP addresses and protect personal privacy and security. This article will introduce the steps and methods on how to change the current IP address through a proxy server.


1. Concept and types of proxy servers


A proxy server is a network server that receives and forwards network requests on behalf of users. According to the role and function of the proxy server, it can be divided into forward proxy, reverse proxy and transparent proxy. 


The forward proxy is mainly used to protect the user's real IP address and user privacy; the reverse proxy is used for load balancing, cache acceleration, etc.; the transparent proxy protects the user's real IP address and Internet behavior, and is mainly used for Internet access control and data Statistics etc.


2. How to change the current IP address through a proxy server


Find available proxy servers


First you need to find an available proxy server. You can find available proxy servers through search engines, proxy server websites, forums, etc. During the search process, you need to pay attention to choosing a trustworthy proxy server and avoid using unreliable proxy servers.


Configure proxy server settings


After obtaining an available proxy server, you need to configure the proxy server settings. Specific steps are as follows:


(1) Open the network settings or proxy settings of the browser or application;

(2) Choose to manually configure the proxy server;

(3) Enter the IP address and port number of the proxy server;

(4) Select the type of proxy server (such as HTTP, SOCKS, etc.) as needed;

(5) After the configuration is completed, click OK or save the settings.


Use a proxy server to access the Internet


After configuring the proxy server, you can access the Internet through the proxy server. At this time, the network request will be sent to the proxy server first, and then forwarded to the target server by the proxy server. 


In this way, the user's real IP address can be protected, and personal privacy and security can be protected.


It should be noted that using a proxy server to access the Internet may affect network speed because network requests need to be forwarded by the proxy server. 


In addition, some websites or services may have restrictions or blocks for users who use proxy servers, so you need to pay attention to the access restrictions of relevant websites when using proxy servers.


3. Precautions


Choose a trustworthy proxy server: When choosing a proxy server, you need to pay attention to choosing a trustworthy service provider and avoid using unreliable proxy servers. You can evaluate it by looking at the service provider's reputation evaluation, user reputation, etc.


Comply with laws and regulations: When using a proxy server, you need to pay attention to comply with relevant laws, regulations and ethics. May not be used for illegal purposes or to invade the privacy and security of others.


Pay attention to security precautions: When using a proxy server, you need to pay attention to preventing network attacks and malware intrusions. Do not share sensitive information such as proxy server passwords in public or with others. 


At the same time, you need to pay attention to preventing security threats such as phishing and malware to ensure personal privacy and data security.


Change the proxy server IP address regularly: In order to avoid being blocked by the target website or tracked by a third party, it is recommended to change the proxy server IP address regularly. This improves anonymity and security.


Pay attention to network speed: Using a proxy server to access the Internet may affect network speed because network requests need to be forwarded by the proxy server. 


You need to pay attention to changes in network speed during use. If necessary, you can change to a faster proxy server or consider other ways to access the Internet.


Pay attention to privacy protection: When using a proxy server, you need to pay attention to protecting personal privacy and data security. Do not store sensitive information or perform sensitive operations on proxy servers to avoid leaking personal information or data. 


At the same time, you need to pay attention to preventing security threats such as online fraud and phishing attacks.


Pay attention to legality: When using a proxy server, you need to pay attention to legality. Proxy servers may not be used to conduct illegal activities or violate relevant laws and regulations. 


If you have any questions or need to understand relevant laws and regulations, it is recommended to consult professionals or relevant departments.


In summary, changing the IP address and using a proxy server is the safest and most reliable method. At the same time, it is very important to choose a reliable proxy service provider. 


Therefore, it is recommended to use LunaProxy. The server is stable and the IP quality is high. You can change the IP address after changing the IP address. Ensure network security




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