Proxy servers (proxies) are mostly used when the user wants to remain anonymous on the Internet. This is because they allow you to hide your IP address. Proxies can also be used to access blocked websites and services (e.g. messengers), as well as content that is only accessible at certain geo-locations.
Steps to set up proxies in Edge browser
Attention. The Microsoft Edge browser does not have its own network settings, but uses system network settings. Enabling, changing, or disabling the use of proxies will therefore affect other browsers (e.g. Opera and Chrome) or any other programs that also use system network settings.
Install HTTP/HTTPS proxy in Edge
- Open the browser settings menu by clicking on the three dots … in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Select “Settings” in the menu that appears.
- On the left side of the menu, select “Advanced“.
- In the “Proxy setup” area, click the “Open proxy settings” button.
- In the displayed Windows system settings screen, in the “Proxy” section, under the “Manual proxy setup” subsection, move the “Use a proxy server” slider to the “On” position.
- In the “Address” and “Port” fields, enter the data received from the proxy provider, i.e. proxy IP address and port. Then save the changes by clicking the “Save” button.
You can check if the IP changes have taken effect by going to the IP Address Discovery page.
Setting up SOCKS proxies in Edge
Unfortunately, Edge does not support SOCKS proxies. If you want to use SOCKS proxies in a browser, we recommend Mozilla Firefox or Tor browser. You can also use the Google Chrome browser with installed FoxyProxy addon.
Disabling proxies in Edge
To completely disable proxies in Edge, you need to move the slider opposite the “Use a proxy server” inscription to the “Off” position.
You can check if the proxy server is no longer being used by going to the IP address discovery page.
Note that from this moment on, all connections to websites will be made from your real IP address, without the use of a proxy server.