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Hide IP Address in Internet Explorer

A "how to" provided by iPrivacyTools.com

Every device connected to the Internet needs to broadcast an IP address in order for other devices (e.g. servers) to know where to send requested items (e.g. web pages). Therefore, to hide your IP address in Internet Explorer really means to change your IP address, as making it completely invisible would be impossible.

The article on this page will describe configuring your browser to using special servers on the Internet as relays, which will cause the websites that you visit to see the relay IP's, and not your own.

Why would you want to hide the IP address of Internet Explorer? Well, you probably already have some reasons that led you to this page. Increased privacy ranks high, along with a wide variety of entrepreneurial, entertainment, and travel uses.

STEP #1 to hide your IP address in Internet Explorer

a- Open Internet Explorer if it's not open already
b- Click on the dropdown menu for Tools -> Internet Options

Step 1 to hide IP address in Internet Explorer

STEP #2 Configure your LAN Settings

  • Click on the Connections tab.
  • If you are using a dialup connection: select it in the white box, and then click Settings.
  • If you are using cable or DSL, click the button LAN settings.
Step 2

STEP #3 to hide IP in Internet Explorer

Tic the box for "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and also the box "Bypass proxy server for local addresses"

Step 3 to hide Internet Explorer IP address

STEP #4: Enter a proxy IP and port

Using the information at the bottom of this page, enter an IP address and port number for a valid proxy server that you would like to relay through.

Step 4

The "address" is simply an IP address of a proxy server that will relay your Internet traffic. You may either use free public proxies that you'll find on various websites, or private proxies from a service such as iPrivacyTools. Wherever you find proxy IP's, you'll also find "ports", usually in this format: [IPADDRESS]:[PORT], such as 123.12.12.123:80.

If your goal in changing the IP address of Internet Explorer is to simply remain anonymous to websites while surfing (viewing pages), then free proxies may suffice. However, it is not a good idea to submit any forms with usernames/passwords or personal/financial information. It's almost impossible to be sure who is running the relay server, and whether or not they might intercept such data. There are other risks as well. If you're going to be logging into secure pages, shopping, or submitting personal information anywhere, then you should really use private proxies from a professional service (ours is one example).

Be sure that your real IP is hidden!

Congratulations - you now know how to hide your IP address in Internet Explorer!

*Regardless of which type of relay you use, to re-establish your direct Internet connection at anytime, simply repeat steps 1-3 above, but in step #3 you'll want to disable the box that says "Use proxy server for your LAN".

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