Surf the Web Anonymously
Subject:   not so private...
Date:   2004-09-30 17:39:30
From:   mikegordon
Response to: not so private...

Hi all

XP pro SP2 IE version 6.0

reading the chapter 5 Networking of the book Windows XP hacks, Preston Gralla,
O'REILLY publisher, on page 172:
Use a proxy server to protect your PC

Here are the steps:

1) get proxy server from

2) click on CHECK to verify that IP address is valid

Port: 80
Type: high anonymity
Country: United States

3) From IE click TOOLS ---> Internet options --> connections --> Lan settings

4) PRoxy server: check on Use a proxy server for your Lan ( notes using
DSL/Cable modem in my case)

5) Enter on Address box and 80 on PORT box

6) Check on Bypass proxy server

7) Click on Advanced box to the right of PORT box

8) Enter on the HTTP and 80 on port

9) Click Ok -- click Ok - OK

10) NOW close all IE windows

11) Click on IE to open windows say

12) get the message: The page cannot be displayed and the advisory

Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.

In other word, the proxy server for IE NOT WORKING at all

Is there any member(s) of this board implemented this procedure for
protection your PC using proxy server

Thank you very much