Firefox Proxy Settings: Step-by-Step Tutorial
Learn how to configure a proxy server on Firefox.
This tutorial will guide you through the Firefox proxy settings. It will show you how to use a proxy on Firefox and how to disable it when you no longer need it.
- How to Set Up a Firefox Proxy
- How to Disable a Proxy in Firefox
- What to Do if the Proxy Server Is Refusing Connections on Firefox
Step 1. Open the Firefox Preferences.
You can do this by clicking on the button with three horizontal lines at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2. Open Network Settings.
You can either scroll down to the bottom of the page or start entering proxies into the search field. Then press the Settings… button.
Select the Manual proxy configuration option. Then, enter your proxy IP address and port number. If you’re using backconnect residential proxies, you’ll need to enter the address of your gateway proxy server instead of an IP address. Finally, press OK.
If your proxy provider supports several protocols, you can check Also use this proxy for FTP and HTTPS. For SOCKS5 proxies, you’ll have to enter the details into a separate field.
Note: If you have set up proxies in your Windows, macOS, or Linux distribution settings, you can select Use system proxy settings instead.
Soon after you complete Step 3, Firefox will ask you for your proxy username and password. Enter them and press OK.
You will not need to enter the credentials if you have authenticated the proxies by whitelisting your IP address.
Note: Firefox will remember your credentials if you check Do not prompt for authentication if password is saved in the Connection Settings (Step 3):
Step 5. Test your proxies.
Go to Show My IP to see if your IP and location have changed.
If you want to test the proxies more thoroughly, you can read our article on how to test proxies.
Congratulations! You have successfully set up proxies on Firefox!
Follow Steps 1 and 2 to open Connection Settings. Then, check the No proxy option. Finally, press OK.
Sometimes, after setting up a proxy server on Firefox, you might get the following error: