How to Hide Your IP While Browsing Using Firefox 2.x

by michael on November 17, 2011

in Security

Security situation in the cyber world is worsening by every single day. Hackers and cyber criminals are developing better methods to exploit each and every single way in which they can breach the network of a user or company and get the maximum benefit out of it. Sometimes this benefit is in the form of a monetary value which causes users a great loss. Companies and businesses also have suffered a lot due to the lapse in the security of their network. So to avoid all of this a proper and secure connection is needed that can guarantee the users the security and protection which they need.

Some of the ways in which security can be increased during online sessions on the Internet are IP Proxy Servers, DNS Proxy Servers and VPN. In this article we will discuss the way in which you can hide your IP address while browsing using a Firefox 2.x.

firefox 2.x

Steps to Hide your IP Address in Firefox 2.x:

  1. First of all check your original IP address.
  2. Then find a proxy from a reputed website that is free and secure as well.
  3. After choosing a suitable proxy we go for the setting up of Firefox 2.x.
  4. Open Firefox 2.x.
  5. Go to Tools>>Options.
  6. Click the Network tab and click the Settings button.
  7. In Connections Settings window, check Manual Proxy settings.
  8. The form given under the above point will brighten out.
  9. Fill in the necessary details i.e. HTTP Proxy (The proxy IP Address you got from the website) and the Port (The port that the proxy IP Address uses).
  10. Press OK and then OK again.
  11. There you go you are all set up for the connection on the Internet as an anonymous user.
  12. To confirm again check your IP address.

Best VPN Connection:

Below are the top 5 VPN service providers that provide the best security even safer that Proxy IP’s. Choose anyone of them for the best online security and safety.

Rank Provider Starting Price Visit Provider Site
1 ExpressVPN $8.32 /Month Visit Provider Site
2 Hidemyass $11.52 /Month Visit Provider Site
3 IPvanish $10.00/Month Visit Provider Site
4 StrongVPN $21/ 3 Months Visit Provider Site
5 VyprVPN $14.95/Month Visit Provider Site
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