Login and set up Premium GEO Residential Proxies
Prefer video walkthroughs? The following YouTube videos can help you set up your proxies:
- Firefox Configuration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqK4aFV3uUs
- Chrome Configuration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7qnYCSxUv8
- Application Configuration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzRfEV138wc&t=25s
- Authentication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8t3PjEBJkE
- Mac System-Wide Configuration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzOGHCdT2k4
- Windows System-Wide Configuration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mormcR9qjJo
- Geo-Targeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9X8JANol28
Step 1 - Check your current IP Address
Open your preferred browser and go to IPInfo https://ipinfo.io
Take note of your current IP address (to use as a point of reference)
Quick reference: IPInfo will give you all the information you need about the IP address you are connected to (service provider, DNS, country etc).
Step 2 - Login to your member dashboard and navigate to your active product
Login to your member dashboard with your ProxyRack account username and password
Click on your Active Products and (in this instance) select Premium GEO Residential to take you through to the product dashboard
Premium dashboard here
This is where you will find your Username and your Password for authentication (this is different to the login username and password - see below). You will need these details to get started.
Continue to scroll down the page you will then come to your Proxies
Depending on what you are needing your proxies for will depend on where to from here.
Understanding your Product Dashboard
Your product dashboard will allow you to see your monthly bandwidth/data for your subscription.
For example the Premium GEO Residential dashboard highlights monthly bandwidth/data versus what your subscription allows you to use (eg 1GB). It also shows you this visually as a percentage of total use in the Green bar.
Below in this account we have used 467MB or 45% of our 1GB allowed.
Step 3 - Set up your Proxies
How to Configure Popular web browsers with your proxy information
For Mozilla Firefox:
To configure Mozilla Firefox with proxy information, follow these steps:
- Launch the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
- Navigate to Menu and click on Options.
- Scroll down and click on Network Settings.
- Tick the Manual Proxy checkbox
- Enter your proxy server information (IP Address and Port Number - copied either from your Random or Sticky ports discussed above.
- Then, tick “Use this proxy server for all protocols” box.
*Note - Please refer to article Random Vs Sticky ports for more information these options (https://help.proxyrack.com/article/233-random-vs-sticky-ports).
For Google Chrome:
To configure Google Chrome with your proxy information you will currently need a chrome extension as Chrome does not have an in-built proxy support.
We believe that Proxy SwitchyOmega should work for this (but we would recommend using a different browser as there is a risk in using a third party application)
Step 4 - Check your proxies are connected
To check your proxies are working open a new browser and go to IPInfo again https://ipinfo.io
If the network is connected you will see a new IP address replacing your personal address you saw before.