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How to frostwire through a proxy

Updated March 23, 2017

FrostWire is a "peer-to-peer" software client that allows users to download, share or upload music, movies, documents, software and other multimedia. In addition, FrostWire allows you to download or upload torrent files. A proxy server provides increased Web security and increases performance on a local network. A proxy server provides user anonymity, and the user can deny access to his network. You can use FrostWire through a proxy by configuring a few settings in the P2P client.

Launch FrostWire.

Go to the "Tools" menu and then click "Options."

Go to the "Advanced" option. Click the word "Proxy."

Configure your proxy settings. Select an option under "Configure Proxy Options for FrostWire." Your options are Socksv4, Socksv5 and HTTP. Socksv4 and Socksv5 are extra security for your proxy. HTTP is an open proxy that you must configure with your Web browser in order to use it. Enter the Proxy URL into the "Proxy" field. Enter the port number for your proxy server in "Port." If you have a username and password for your proxy, enter them both in the "username" and "password" fields.

Click "Apply" and then click "OK" to save your proxy settings to use FrostWire through proxy.

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Alizarin Black has been a professional freelance writer since 2009. Black writes on various topics including computer hardware and software, video games and electronics. He has been published in "Clarksworld Magazine" for his science fiction. Black has a bachelor's degree in video-game design from the University of Phoenix.