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Our Proxy Check Tool analyzes your connection to our servers to see if a proxy is detected. If we detect a proxy, we show you the proxy details. If a proxy not detected, the message “No Proxy Detected” then displayed.
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Why Use Our Proxy Check Tool?
Using our free, high-speed proxy checker instantly provides your proxy details. Checking your proxy is great for understand just how anonymous you appear on the Internet. Essentially, what our proxy check tool can see, anyone else on the Internet can see.
In general, there are three different types of proxy – transparent proxies, anonymous proxies, and elite proxies:
Transparent proxies don’t hide your real IP address. They may seem useless at first glance, but they are helpful for passing by local firewalls that may block access or slow down your connection.
Anonymous proxies hide your real IP address. This means the actual location blocked when you use an anonymous proxy. This type of proxy is great for anonymity, but sacrifices speed. Additionally, some sites may have firewalls that can detect those using anonymous proxies.
Elite proxies have the advantages of anonymous proxies with an additional benefit. They help you conceal using a proxy at all, so not stopped by any firewalls. However, because they provide complete privacy, they are typically slower due to frequent reloads.
Do We Detect All Proxies?
No. Not all proxies pass along detectable information. Some proxies are very good at hiding this information which is great for the user. However, just because we may show “No Proxy Detected” doesn’t mean someone else can’t detect the same proxy.
What If A Proxy Is Detected?
If you’re intentions are to go through a proxy and we detect it, maybe it’s not a big deal to you. If you wish to remain anonymous, perhaps a VPN is better suited to handle your needs. What if you don’t know you’re going through a proxy and we detect one? This is not uncommon and not necessarily a bad thing. Instead, this is most likely how your Internet Service Provider controls traffic on their network.
Find Proxy Settings on Your Computer (for Local Testing …
You can find the proxy settings applicable to your machine and use them to set up Local Testing connections.
A proxy server sits between your machine and your ISP. In most organizations, proxies are configured
by network admins to filter and/or monitor inbound and outbound web traffic from employee computers.
In this article, we’ll show you how to view proxy settings (if your computer is behind a proxy server).
You can then use the information to set up Local Testing connections with BrowserStack..
Find Proxy Settings in Windows
In most cases, browsers will use proxy settings that are set on the computer. However, each browser has a
settings page to configure proxy settings as well.
There are two ways to find proxy settings in Windows: via the Settings app (Windows 10 only) or via the
Using the Settings App (Windows 10) to find proxy settings
Click on Start, then click on the gear icon (Settings) at the far left.
In the Windows Settings menu, click on Network & Internet.
In the left pane, click on Proxy.
Here you have all the settings that are related to setting up a proxy in Windows. It’s split into
two configurations: Automatic or Manual proxy setup.
Using the configuration details to set up Local Testing connection:
If “Use setup script“ is enabled, it means that you have configured PAC proxy on your system. You
can obtain the path to PAC file from the “Script Address“ section.
Note: To set up a Local Testing connection using the PAC file, you need to ensure that the PAC file is stored on your computer and path needs to an absolute path to that file.
If “Manual proxy setup” is enabled, you can simply obtain Proxy Host and Port from the “Address“
and “Port“ section.
For Local Testing to work correctly, you need to bypass the traffic for – – from your
proxy. You can do this by adding an entry in the Proxy Exception> text field in the
“Manual proxy setup” section.
Using Control Panel (all Windows versions) to find proxy settings
In any Windows version, you can find the proxy settings via the Control Panel on your computer.
Click on Start and open the Control Panel. Then click on
In the Internet Options, go to Connections > LAN settings.
Here you have all the settings that are related to setting up a proxy in Windows. It’s basically
split into two configurations: either Automatic configuration or
Proxy Server setup.
If “Use automatic configuration script“ iis checked, it means that you have configured PAC proxy
in your system. You can obtain the path to PAC file from the “Script Address“ section.
If “Use a proxy server for your LAN” is checked, you can obtain Proxy Host and Port from the
“Address“ and “Port“ section.
proxy. You can do this by clicking the “Advanced“ button and adding an entry in the
“Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with:“ text field.
Find Proxy Settings in OS X
On OS X, you have to view the proxy settings in System Preferences. This is where most browsers check automatically. However, each browser has a settings page to configure proxy settings as well.
Open System Preferences and click on Network.
On the left-hand side, click on an active network connection. Note that you can have different proxy settings for different network connections. Click on the Advanced button on the bottom right.
Click on the Proxies tab and you’ll see a list of proxy protocols you can configure.
If “Automatic Proxy Configuration“ is checked, it means that you have configured PAC proxy in your system. You can obtain the path to PAC file from the “Script Address“ section.
If “Web Proxy (HTTP)” or “Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS)“ is checked, you can simply obtain Proxy Host, Port, Username, and Password.
For Local Testing to work correctly, you need to bypass the traffic for – – from your proxy. You can do this by adding an entry in the ”Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domains” text field.
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In Linux, finding your proxy settings will depend on what distribution you are running. Mostly, the procedure would be similar for the various distributions.
On Ubuntu, open on System Settings from the launcher and scroll down to Hardware. Click on Network.
Click on Network Proxy, you can choose from Automatic or Manual.
If the “Automatic“ option is selected, it means that you have configured PAC proxy in your system. You can obtain the path to PAC file from the “Configuration URL“ section.
If the “Manual“ option is selected, you can simply obtain Proxy Host and Port from the appropriate section.
For Local Testing to work correctly, you need to bypass the traffic for – – from your proxy. You can do this by using the command-line interface as follows:
To change proxy exceptions, use ‘set’ option with ‘gsettings’ command as follows.
$ gsettings set ignore-hosts “[‘localhost’, ”, ‘::1’]”
If access to the above sections is restricted on your computer, you can seek help from your IT/Network Team to gather this information.
Proxy | Definition of Proxy by Merriam-Webster
1: a person who is given the power or authority to do something (such as to vote) for someone else
Since I wouldn’t be available to vote, I nominated him to act as my proxy.
2: power or authority that is given to allow a person to act for someone else
1: the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another
2a: authority or power to act for another
b: a document giving such authority
specifically: a power of attorney authorizing a specified person to vote corporate stock
3: a person authorized to act for another: procurator
Frequently Asked Questions about proxy info
How do I find my proxy information?
Find Proxy Settings in WindowsClick on Start, then click on the gear icon (Settings) at the far left.In the Windows Settings menu, click on Network & Internet.In the left pane, click on Proxy.Here you have all the settings that are related to setting up a proxy in Windows.
What does proxy detail mean?
1 : the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another. 2a : authority or power to act for another. b : a document giving such authority specifically : a power of attorney authorizing a specified person to vote corporate stock.
What is my IP and proxy?
To locate your Proxy Server IP Address: In the Windows search bar, type “Internet Options”. Select Internet Options from the results list. … If a proxy server is in use, the checkbox next to “Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connection) will be marked.