How To Manually Hide Your IP in Firefox

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This post shows how to hide your IP address in Firefox browser. 

The configuration is similar for all Firefox browser versions. So, if you have read one of my previous posts, you already know how to do it. For those who don’t, here are the steps…

Hide IP Firefox

Check your IP

Firstly, go to and check your real IP address and location.

Find a good proxy

Then, you have to find a proxy server (IP: port).  For example, you can choose one from or You are probably interested in changing your country, but you also must be careful to select a high anonymous proxy.

Setup the proxy in Firefox

After you have chosen the proxy, you can start configuring your Firefox browser.

Here is what you have to do next:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Go to Tools -> Options…

    Firefox 3.0
  3. Choose the Network tab and press Settings buttonFirefox 3.0 Internet Config
  4. In the Connection Settings window, check Manual proxy configuration:Fill in proxy info
  5. In the same window, fill in the HTTP Proxy and the Port took from the above proxy list (e.g., 6588 where the IP address of the proxy is and the port is 6588) (take a look to the previous picture).
  6. Press Ok and then Ok again and you are done.

Once you completed the setup, go to and check your new IP address. You can now browse anonymously using Firefox.

Important! Do not forget to change your Connection Settings from Manual proxy configuration to Direct connection to the internet, after you are done with your activities under hidden IP.

Hide IP Firefox using VPN

Other solutions to hide your IP is by using a VPN service or installing Firefox add-ons. A VPN not only protects your IP while using Firefox, but it also encrypts and changes the visible IP for all application you are running like BitTorrent client, email app, games.

A significant advantage is that the configuration is “less manual.” Most of the VPN providers have one-click connect apps that do not require manual setup.

The VPN providers that I usually recommend due to their quality and support are ExpressVPN, ibVPN, NordVPN, PureVPNHideMyAss.

Happy Surfing!

4 comments… add one
  • burna Jul 20, 2008

    Doesn’t make any difference to detected ip address.

  • Scilent Niight Aug 7, 2008

    well i followed the instructions to the letter and every proxy i tried failed and unlike firefox 2.0 this one doesn,t configure with ultrasurf so basically you still got some bugs to work out

  • anomity Feb 24, 2009

    hi, i tried ur how to hide ip in firefox, i used as u mentioned there, but couldnt browse the internet, not opening any page, did as u said like go to proxy4free to take proxy and still says network time out, and internet is not workin

  • HideIP Admin Feb 25, 2009

    @anomity – The problem with this hide ip method is that depends on proxies found on proxy lists sites (e.g. proxy4free). Unfortunately, most of these proxies are unusable.

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