How to Change Proxy Settings in Google Chrome

6 February, 2020
James Worrell

How to change proxy settings in Chrome?

Proxy Settings is, basically, a feature that usually allows you to hide your real location and grants you access to various websites and networks that would otherwise be blocked or inaccessible to you. It plays a vital role in the proper functioning of your internet or web browsing. These settings are usually incorporated into your computer’s software and are used by the various web browsers or other programs that you may use, to connect to the internet. Google Chrome also uses your computer’s system proxy settings to connect to the network. So, changing these settings may very much affect the proper functionality of Google Chrome and its capacity to connect to the internet network as it may hamper the intermediary connectivity path. So, having an issue with your proxy settings with Google Chrome may happen at times, and though highly technical it may sound as it is quite easy to manage or change the proxy settings in Google Chrome.

To know how to change the proxy settings in Chrome and managing the same, all you need to do is follow the steps below.

  • Start by opening Google Chrome and click on the Chrome menu on the browser’s toolbar
  • Select “Settings” and then click on “Show Advanced Settings”
  • Look for the “Network” section and click on “Change Proxy Settings”
  • Once done, you will be able to view the “Internet Properties” dialog box (Windows). This allows you to adjust your network settings
  • Just click on the “Connections” tab and then click on “LAN Settings”
  • Now, under the “Proxy Server”, click to select the “Use a proxy server” for your LAN checkbox
  • In the address box, type the IP address of the proxy server that you intend to use. Usually, your proxies are delivered as proxy_ip:port_number
  • Navigate to the port box after you have done with the instructed
  • Then you need to type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections (in most cases by default is it 8080). You can always click to select the “Bypass proxy server” for local addresses check box if you do not want the proxy server in your computer to be used when you connect to a computer on the local network (this may also speed up performance).
  • After you complete the steps above, you can now click on “OK” to close the LAN settings dialogue box
  • Click on “OK” again to close the “Internet Options” dialogue box

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