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How to make a proxy using notepad

Updated April 17, 2017

A proxy is a server type allowing firewall protection, as well as faster access, to cached content on computers usually reachable solely through slower Internet connections. Accessing proxies allows computer users to use their Local Area Network (LAN) to get online through Web addressing. Proxies can be made with applications, such as Wingate, or created using a tool such as Notepad.

Open your Notepad application and type "@echo off". Hit the enter or return button and type "title proxy". Press enter and type "cls". Push enter and type "nslookup".

Click on your "File" menu and scroll down to "Save As...." Select it and save your "File name" as "proxy.bat" to your desktop. Close your Notepad document.

Drag your saved "proxy.bat" file into view on your desktop and then open it.

Type in the name of a Web address. An example is "www.google.com." Your proxy should display "Server: Unknown" and "Address: 127.0.0.1". The message "Unknown can't find www.google.com: No response from server" will also display. This is because the Internet Protocol (IP) address 127.0.0.1 intentionally sends you back to your computer when you try to access a website through a proxy.

Connect to your Internet and access "www.google.com" for anonymous web surfing.

Things You'll Need

  • Notepad
  • Internet connection
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Joseph Mars has been writing professionally since 2007. He writes for the Sports Xchange website and reported for the "Eureka Reporter" newspaper. Mars earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Humboldt State University.