If you are only planning to browse the web, we recommend you use Firefox, as it is the easiest to set up and is the most secu
re. With the Firefox method, only Firefox will be affected. If you use an application that accesses the web, or use another web browser, the proxy will not be utilized. We strongly recommend this method if you only plan to do activities that use a web browser.
It is strongly recommended to use Mozilla Firefox web browser with the proxy services. Download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox from https://www.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/new/
Step 1: Open Firefox.
Step 2: Go into Firefox’s settings.
Step 3: Type “proxy” in the search bar.
Step 4: Click on settings under Configure how Firefox connects to the internet.
Step 5: Click on Manual proxy configuration.
Step 6: In the SOCKS Host field, type “localhost” and in the port field input the port number that you are connected to (the port number is 8888 in the example).
Make sure that SOCKS v5 is selected.
Step 7: Click to enable Proxy DNS when using SOCKS v5.
Step 8: Click OK.
Your Connection Settings window should look similar to the image below, with the exception of the port number.
Step 9: To ensure that the proxy is working properly, run a speed test at https://www.speedtest.net/ to see if your location, ISP and IP address has changed.