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Proxy free Windows xp/7/8 and Mobiles!

All the methods mentioned below are ethical and your institute should ideally allow them as they need your proxy authentication at some point or the other.

1. CC Proxy

  • Open CC proxy as administrator.
  • Go to Options. A configuration window pops, select your ip from the drop down (Ex: 192.168.2.5 in my case) and check the checkbox right to it
  • Go to advanced (in options)->cascading tab->enable cascading (select all)
  • Enter your server details (Ex: server: netmon.iitb.ac.in, Port : 80) and authentication
  • Open proxy settings in Internet explorer->enter your proxy server as your ip address (192.168.2.5 in my case), port as 808 for all but SOCKS. Enter 1080 for SOCKS
  • Open command prompt as admin user->type this. (Type cmd in search and right to open as admin)
  • Enter this ‘netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie‘ without quotes ofcourse and enter
  • And your DONE!!
For frequent ip changers: Goto Accounts and set,
                                        Permit category: Permit only
                                        Auth Type: IP Address
Select New (in same window) -> Enter IP Range as ‘127.0.0.1’. Ensure Enable and IP Adress are checked.
Now instead of entering ip address in browser or other applications, enter 127.0.0.1
 

This is usually helpful to give an authentication free proxy to mobiles and other gadgets. If it didn’t work for you as is (I know it doesn’t for Windows 8 users), Download the below application and follow the steps. Mobile users scroll down for settings.


Download from http://www.praveenkumar.co.in/#!/Downloads
File name : ‘ccproxysetupfree7.2 .exe’
NOTE: Though it’s a paid software. You can use the free version without registering.

2.EnableLoopbackUtility

This one helps you run your Metro apps (Windows 8) without proxy pains!!
This app can’t do the job by itself. You need CC proxy setup done, for it to work

  • Open the app->After a copy process, press close->A window popsup->Click exempt all->Save changes and you are done !
  • A restart may be needed in some cases.

Download from http://www.praveenkumar.co.in/#!/Downloads
File name : ‘EnableLoopBackUtility.exe’

3.Proxifier

I own no credit about this video or method. This routes all you PC traffic through it with no need of settings in other apps! You can use everything as though you don’t have proxy! Its a paid app btw ;)


Download from http://www.praveenkumar.co.in/#!/Downloads
File name : ‘ProxifierSetup.exe’
NOTE: Its just the setup file. You need to either buy it or use a crack which you have to download seperately. IITB ppl can search for crack on DC as ‘netmon proxy’

-Here is a video which guides you. This video made for IIT Bombay proxy server. You can do it similarly for yours


 
Windows 8 tip
 
It has been noticed, quite often, that windows 8 metro apps won’t work even after following the above steps. Just consider yourself one of those unlucky souls and try this,
 
  • If you see exclamation mark on your LAN connection, right click on that icon and try ‘Troubleshoot problems’. It may work if the mark goes away.
  • Still not working ? You hit the jackpot :P It may take a couple of restarts. Don’t panic ! It will work on someday. There is nothing much I can comment on this particular behavior.
 
 
Mobile settings 
If you running on Android 4.0 or higher (works for windows phones also) and want to use institute LAN speeds without having to root follow this.
 
  1. Setup CCProxy as mentioned above
  2. Create a WiFi hotspot, either using connectify or without any third party software from here
  3. While connecting to the hotspot created above, go to advanced options while entering WiFi password
  4. Change proxy settings to manual and for host, enter <ip> you gave in CCProxy setup and the port as 808.

19 thoughts on “Proxy free Windows xp/7/8 and Mobiles!

  1. I am using Hotspot Shield Free Proxy to unblock sites and surf anonymously. Its Free. Hotspot Shield free VPN lets you access all of your favorite websites from your office and school. It encrypts network traffic, secures your web surfing sessions, stands guard against malware and protects your privacy while you surf the internet anonymously.

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  2. Before I start, I want to make it clear that Proxifier won’t work for Metro apps in Windows 8. You should be using 1 & 2 for that !

    Assuming that’s not the case let me brief the setup process,
    1. You must have specified proxy rules for HTTP, HTTPS and SOCKS separately
    2. Specified the rules in the order given.

    CHECK : Once you are done! You should be able to see requests from various applications appearing in Proxifier log. Let me know if you still face problems.

  3. In that case. You can just leave about socks proxy. No it can only re-route all* the PC network traffic through it. However wifi connections are made at network drivers level and they are not altered by Proxifier.

  4. If your device is running on Android 4.x you can use CCProxy as your proxy server in your Mobile Wifi proxy settings and use net in most of the apps.

    If not and, you are desperate you may root your phone :P

  5. manu says:

    I am using a windows phone and started a hotspot using ccproxy and connectify. I am able to open internet explorer and browse internet with exceptions of fb.com , gmail.com and other mail services. Though I am able to open store and search for apps, when I press install button I am getting an error that microsoft account is no available. Please help me. Whatsapp, viber, hike, etc. are not openning

  6. Do you see any traffic in CCProxy? Browsers can support proxy by themselves. Ensure that CCProxy is configured correctly and all traffic is redirected to it.

  7. BTW, the proxy server value should be your laptop ip address from LAN connection (Ex.: 10.13.16.16). Check these settings and let me know here. It should work.

  8. One way to debug CCProxy configuration is, set your CCProxy IP as the proxy on a friend’s laptop and verify that you are receiving traffic in your CCProxy.

    From there, getting to work with your Windows phone would be a simple step.

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