Internet Explorer is the #1 application for which people want to change
their IP address. Why? Because it's the #1 browser with which people
surf the Internet. Reasons for wanting to change IP address in Internet
Explorer include increasing privacy, as well as a variety of business,
travel, gaming and marketing purposes.
The method described on this page for changing your IP in IE involves
using Internet relays. If your intention is only to surf pages on the
web, you're probably fine using free public
proxy servers. However, if you're going to be logging into secure
pages with passwords (e.g. email) or entering any kind of personal information
on the Internet, then you should really use private relays that offer
reliable SSL connections. One example is our service, iPrivacyTools.
Go to your Internet Explorer's dropdown menu for Tools -> Internet Options
Check the box for "Use a proxy server
for your LAN" and the box "Bypass
proxy server for local addresses"
-Enter the IP Address and port
number for the server you would like your traffic to relay through (more
The "address" you enter should be the IP of a valid proxy
server. As mentioned at the top of this page, you may either use free
public proxies that you find on the Internet, or private proxies from
a service such as iPrivacyTools. With either type
of provider, you'll find that the "ports" are supplied along
with the IP addresses.
If you choose to use free public proxies, be sure to use them only
for browsing web pages, and not for submitting any forms that require
passwords, personal information, or financial data. Here's why.
-Click OK to confirm the changes and
close the dialog box.
-Surf to iPrivacyTools.com/my-ip-address/
to confirm that your IP address has changed.
Congratulations - you haved completed the change of IP address
in Internet Explorer!
*Whenever you want to surf with your regular Internet connection, just
follow steps 1-3 again, but UNcheck the box for "Use proxy server
for your LAN".