Multiproxy Tutorial with Pictures

MultiProxy is a multifunctional personal proxy server that protects your privacy while on the Internet as well as speeds up your downloads, especially if you are trying to get several files form overseas or from otherwise rather slow server. It can also completely hide your IP address by dynamically connecting to non-transparent anonymizing public proxy servers. You can also test a list of proxy servers and sort them by connection speed and level of anonimity.

Get Multiproxy Program

If you do not have it, you can download multiproxy here. Install and run it. Now you will see its main menu. There is no working proxy now.

MultiProxy main menu

Import Proxy List

Now let’s add proxies to make multiproxy work. Click “Options” on the main menu and switch to the “Proxy servers list” page, you will see the following screen.

MultiProxy proxy list

Right click the white space | Files | Import proxy list… Do not have a proxy list file? You can find the free proxy list from My-Proxy.com then copy it and save it as a text file such as “proxy.txt”. You can also buy proxy list from My-Proxy.

Test the proxies you imported using Menu-> | Proxy list | Test all proxies.

MultiProxy test proxy list

Switch between Proxies

The proxies with a green point is working proxies. You can delete the unworking ones using Menu-> | Proxy list | Delete non-responding. You should import and test the proxies regularly because they always die quickly.

MultProxy listents on port 8088 by default, so you will need to configure your browser to connect to Internet via proxy server at address 127.0.0.1 (localhost) and port 8088.

For example, Internet Explorer 5.5: Tools | Internet Options… | Connections. Select either dial-up connection or LAN (depending on how you connect to the Internet), press Settings. Check the “Use Proxy Server” box– enter proxy address (127.0.0.1) and port (8088), click OK, click on the next OK.

Note: You must also uncheck the “Use HTTP 1.1” and “Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections” checkboxes in the Advanced tab of Internet Options dialog box.

Check Your IP

After correctly config the browser, you can goto http://www.find-ip.net using your configed browser to see whether the multiproxy is working. If everything is right, you can see the proxy IP is shown in the test page and the multiproxy main menu should be like this.

MultiProxy main menu working

You can disable multiproxy simply by right clicking its tray icon and choosing “Disable”.

MultiProxy disable

However you need to configure the browser to the original mode if you close multiproxy.

Alternative Proxy Software

If you need to switch proxy frequently, we recommend our proxy software Elite Proxy Switcher. The free edition should be enough for most users. Advanced users can buy the professional edition.

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