For anyone that wants to hide their IP address in Firefox, we first
explain that you cannot actually surf without an IP address - it is
required in order to receive web content. However, you can "mask"
it with a relay, so that websites you visit are given the relay IP and
not yours. Those relays are known as "proxies", and this article
will explain how your can hide your IP in Mozilla by using them.
Both free and fee-based options are available, which we will discuss,
but first let's go through the configuration process. Please note that
if you've already signed up for our IP Changer, you
don't need to do this (unless you opt for the "no software"
option), as the browser toolbar performs this process automatically.
Open you Firefox browser and click on the dropdown menu for Tools
In the white text box for "HTTP Proxy", type the proxy server
IP and port (see instruction below for obtaining one).
The proxy and port that you enter may either be from websites that
list such information for free (example),
or you may choose to use a paid service such as iPrivacyTools
for more convenience.
If you choose to use free proxies, be aware of their risks.
In particular, you should not submit any personal information while
surfing with them. Since they are often not compatible with SSL (https://
pages), passwords and financial information may be at risk. It's quite
difficult to identify the operators of such servers, or to know what
their motivation/intention might be. Therefore, If you plan to hide
your IP address in Firefox often, it's best to find a paid service that's
compatible with SSL - either ours or any other.
Congratulations - you now know how to hide your IP address
*Whenever you want to surf with your direct Internet connection (no
relay), just repeat steps 1 & 2, and in 3 tick the box that says
"Direct connection to the Internet".