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How to use Proxy servers to Bypass Firewalls

Keeping high anonymity on the web is really difficult these days but thanks to numeric Internet proxies we can keep ourselves secure and safe on the Internet for as long as we want. Also if your Internet Service Provider has blocked any sites like Orkut or MySpace you can bypass the firewall using proxy servers.

Use of Proxy Servers

Proxy Servers are in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxx where xxx is any numeric digit. They are in the form of an IP with a Port. Almost all browsers e.g Firefox or IE allow you to surf the Internet using proxy servers. Some of the wide uses of proxy servers are:

  • Surf the Internet anonymously
  • Browse the web safe and secure
  • Keep your online Identity hidden and secret
  • Bypass your ISP firewall to access blocked websites
  • Hop over your local or wireless network restrictions
  • Use Orkut MySpace or Hi5 etc at your school or work

Where To Find Proxy Servers

Though hunting for new fresh proxy servers is not a big deal but most of the proxy list providers online do not refine the proxies and most of the proxies are either dead, transparent, open or insecure.

Below is a list of the most reliable proxy server list providers online:

  1. Fresh Anonymous Proxy List
  2. Fresh Proxy List
  3. Proxy List
  4. Free Public Proxy Servers
  5. Public Proxy Servers
  6. Anonymity Checker
  7. Xroxy
  8. Online Checker
  9. Proxz
  10. Samair Proxy List

Here are some Free softwares that will help you hunt and fetch free proxy servers:

  1. Proxy Server List Hunter
  2. Proxy Bag
  3. Free Proxyway
  4. Proxy Finder

Using Proxy Server with Browsers

Now that you have your proxy server list. To use it with Firefox follow the trail:

Tools –> Options –> Advanced –> Network –> Settings

Select ‘Manual Proxy Configuration’ and enter the proxy server you would like to use along with its port.

For Internet Explorer:

Tools –> Internet Options –> Connections –> Lan Settings

Check ‘Use a Proxy Server for Your LAN’ and enter the address and port of your proxy server.



{ 39 comments… add one }
  • John July 28, 2007, 7:00 am

    you can try a web proxy
    like http://www.leeproxy.com

  • Dj Flush July 28, 2007, 11:37 pm

    Hey Thanks for sharing John. The proxy site really works great for me.

    • Azarrock January 17, 2011, 5:11 pm

      wer u got proxy server addd

  • k.cnudeep August 25, 2007, 9:59 am

    hey dude how to use orkut in our coll
    they r blockig it by fire wall plz send me some proxy sites which will not b blocked by any of the fire walls

  • Dj Flush August 25, 2007, 12:05 pm

    You can use the method listed above or head on to How To Access Blocked Websites and there you will find techniques to bypass to your college firewall. Thanks

  • Ajay September 9, 2007, 1:15 pm

    For accessing orkut and other websites from college or office use web proxies.Even tough some maybe slow there are really some fast ones too.

    • Azarrock January 17, 2011, 5:10 pm

      hello send sum proxy server ip

  • Dj Flush September 9, 2007, 4:58 pm

    On the other hand if you use the method mentioned above to access blocked sites then there is no method better than this one.

  • sabir September 19, 2007, 11:10 pm

    Hello Dear

    I tried to search proxy servers but all the sites which show proxy servers are blocked by etisalat in UAE please tell me how can i access blocked sites i tried all the methods which are described in this blog if possible please send me any proxy server details in my email.

    Thank You.

  • Ws October 9, 2007, 5:58 pm

    Yeah man! in the UAE and Dubai everything is blocked. All proxy servers are blocked. Please does anyone know a way to get around this?

  • Ajay October 9, 2007, 9:19 pm

    Hey why don’t you try http://pmod.info

  • manthan November 27, 2007, 11:53 am

    Hey dude. I tried http://pmod.info but CybeRoam client doesn’t allow to open any of the proxy servers or this type of sites. Please tell me how can I get rid of CybeRoam client?

  • Martin March 23, 2008, 2:11 pm

    I don’t think some people understand to what extent stuff is blocked in the UAE. You cannot access browse pages of myspace, not orkut, not hi5. You cannot access ANY proxy websites to allow you to surf webpages anonymously. You CANNOT access any pages that allow you to download programs which provide you with free proxy lists. You CANNOT access any pages related majorly to proxies period! The last thing which did work was downloading TOR PROXY as an add on for Fire Fox, but seems the functionality of this program has been blocked as well! I’m not access for help, because i know none of you smart mouthed guys have a solution. You keep giving websites of proxies which will not work.

    I’ve got a REAL solution for people living in the UAE. Change your provider from Etisalat to DU. There are some sites which are not blocked by DU. OR go to a caffee at the Media or Internet City where the entire WWW is unblocked. Yes you can even surf porn if you REALLY wish to. So for all UAE members trying to hopefully seek a solution to access your favorite blocked website, forget it, its hopeless. These guys at Etisalat know what they are doing.


  • Adrian Bacarro April 7, 2008, 7:36 pm

    Guys, help me what to do here, where to find a address and port and bypass because i want to use my proxy server

  • Hai April 9, 2008, 1:07 pm

    Can anybody help me how to set the web proxy as my proxy server because I’m using Anobrowse…Please!

  • chirag luhar May 27, 2008, 10:31 am

    friends i want proxy address in numeric so my server is not able to read it
    please find me it ….

  • david June 9, 2008, 9:46 pm

    this works really well

  • david June 9, 2008, 9:46 pm

    works well

  • Ali July 5, 2008, 8:07 pm

    Does anyone know a proxy that will unblock dailymotion and can play flash videos. I need tested sites please

  • Ramanuj August 15, 2008, 7:12 pm

    Hey guys, I would like to know how to unblock Dailymotion. Every time I try to get in, I get a notice saying that it is blocked. I dont know the port number or the Http proxy when I go to Tools—– Internet Options —- Advanced Tab. Please help.

  • Proxy September 20, 2008, 11:15 am

    Good guide!

  • John December 3, 2008, 5:30 pm

    Another good proxy


  • Jeff May 26, 2009, 7:44 am

    Freedur.com – cool proxy site to bypass China Firewall. Freedur.com is faster and so much easier to use then the other crappy web based ones.
    All my favorite sites youtube, gmail, facebook open correctly using freedur. I use it also at work – they have a portable version so you don’t need to insall anything.
    Just put it on your USB stick.

  • kennedy tembo May 27, 2009, 10:00 pm

    how can one bypass ICP firewall on a local network to access internet

  • kennedy tembo May 27, 2009, 10:05 pm

    i cant access web pages on the network yet when i ping for any site response of the number of packets sent is recieved (o% loss)whats the way out to get out of this problem in a local network

  • Glennx333 July 14, 2009, 7:43 pm


    That one works great.
    Only it pops out a lot of things. o.O

  • Glennx333 July 15, 2009, 12:43 am


    That one works great.
    Only it pops out a lot of things. o.O

  • awadhesh August 31, 2009, 6:14 am

    i want use orkut in office they bloked from proxy plz give me some side for unblocked this

  • awadhesh August 31, 2009, 6:16 am

    i want use orkut in my office they blocked it thru proxy plz give me suggetion for use orkut

  • faisal1984 September 25, 2009, 3:44 pm

    Hay every one!
    I am already using a LAN connection to access the internet and I am already using a proxy to connect my ISP server. How can I use any other proxy instead of my ISP provided proxy.

  • Xadex November 7, 2009, 6:33 pm

    hi, pls can any one help on this. a hotspot login page, anyone with knowlage on how to bypass the login page

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    • Ashchees September 14, 2010, 10:53 am

      i want to know how can i hide my IP (totaly no one can find it. even the biggest site)

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  • Jinny February 19, 2012, 10:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing the list… fresh proxy list works great for me/.

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