Mozilla Firefox is probably the safest and most versatile web browser
that you can use for surfing the Internet. However, there will be times
when being able to change your IP address in Firefox will make it even
safer from a privacy standpoint. For example, some forums and bulletin
boards display a user's IP for public view when you post a message;
Not exactly the kind of information you want everyone to know. Between
entrepreneurs, travelers, and everyone else, there are numerous other
reasons as well.
Below you'll learn how to change IP address in Firefox by using a special
type of Internet server known as a proxy. Access to these server is
available on both free and paid systems. We'll discuss those differences
in this article as well.
Go to your Firefox's dropdown menu for Tools
In the box that says "HTTP Proxy", enter the IP address of
a working proxy server (see below) and its corresponding port to the
The "HTTP Proxy" that you use may either be a free
public proxy that you find on the net, a private proxy that you
own, or one that was given to you by a paid service such as iPrivacyTools.
If you opt for the free option (public proxies), be aware of the risks
and do not submit any online forms that require login information, personal
or financial data. It is very difficult or impossible to know whether
a free relay is being operated by a legitimate party. If you're going
to change your Firefox IP address often, it is highly advisable to use
a private service - whether that be our service or another.
Congratulations on completing the change of IP address in Firefox!
Finally, to get your regular Internet connection back at anytime, simply
repeat steps 1-2, and in step 3 check the box for "Direct connection
to the Internet".