Connecting to a Proxy Server in Google Chrome
1. Creating a Proxy Server Address in ASocks
Open the ASocks web-page and enter your account using a sign in form. If you do not have an account on ASocks, create one and use it for entering the service. Press the Get started button.
Note: the HTTP and Socks5H protocols are supported.
Once you have entered your account, check the balance. It should be positive to get a connection. However, for a stable and reliable connection please view your tariff plan, rates and conditions.
If required, refill the balance by clicking the Balance and plan tab on the left-side menu, press the Top up button and follow the instructions.
Go to the My proxies tab on the left-side menu and click it. The corresponding window should open. Choose the preferred country, and optionally you may select the state and city from the drop-down lists. ASN is an optional parameter as well, and is used by the advanced users for receiving a proxy from the preferred autonomous system.
Scroll down the page and expand the Proxy settings tab by clicking the arrow sign. The two options should expand:
Keep proxy (default option) - the option is used when the proxy server operates until the connection is lost due to the death of the proxy server and/or IP-address. In case of disconnection, the system should automatically restore the connection, but it usually takes time.
Keep connection - the option provides immediate reconnection which is almost invisible for a user in case of connection loss and/or a proxy server death. The system automatically replaces the dead proxy server with an alive one by choosing it from the list of available proxies.
A user can choose any of the options. For the advanced users having a high demand in a stable connection, the keep connection option is recommended.
Choose the Authorization method by clicking the arrow sign and expanding all available options.
Password authorization (default option) - this option allows a user’s authorization on any IP-address by using the generated password.
Whitelist with password - the option requires addition of a user’s IP-address into ASocks whitelist, and it allows connection to a proxy server by using the generated password.
Whitelist or password - the option requires addition of a user’s IP-address into ASocks whitelist, and it allows choosing the connection method: either by whitelist or by the generated password
Whitelist authorization - the option requires addition of a user’s IP-address into ASocks whitelist, and the authorization is performed by entering the generated password into the browser settings.
Note: to get included into the ASocks whitelist, it is required to save a user’s actual IP-address on the ASocks service settings. Click the IP Whitelist icon located in the top right corner of the My proxy page, and the IP Whitelist window should appear.
The current IP-address should be automatically displayed in a corresponding box. A user may give a name of the IP-address by completing the description box, but this feature is optional.
Note: if an IP-address has not been automatically detected by the system, check your public IP via one of the web-services, such as https://www.whatismyip.com, and enter the data into the IP box.
Press the Add button, so the IP should be automatically included in the ASocks whitelist and displayed in the list.
Note: maximum five (5) IP-addresses can be registered in the ASocks user’s account.
Once the user’s IP has appeared in the ASocks whitelist, authorization methods using the Whitelist option is available.
A user can choose the most suitable authorization option by clicking it.
Once all the required parameters have been set up, click the Create ip:port button, and the dialog window containing the IP-address and login should open. The proxy password is not available only for the Whitelist Authorization option.
Copy the generated data and enter it into the corresponding boxes (IP-address and IP-port) of the browser settings that you are currently using.
2. Preparing for a Proxy Server Connection
Note: before connecting to a proxy server in Google Chrome, it is recommended to clear history, cookies and cache in the browser settings as a user can be identified not only by IP-address, but also by the said parameters.
To clear the browser history, click the More sign (three-dot menu) in the upper right corner of the Web-page, select the History line from the drop-down list, and the History box should pop-up.
Click the History line, the History window should open. Select the Clear browsing data command and click it. The corresponding window will pop up.
Select the All time option from the drop-down list of the time range parameter and click the Clear data button. The browser is considered to be ready for further connections to a proxy server.
3. Setting Up a Proxy Server in Google Chrome
There are two options of setting up a proxy server in Google Chrome which can be applied for a stable and reliable connection.
3.1. Option One
Click the More sign (three-dot menu) in the upper right corner of the Web-page, select the Settings line from the drop-down list and click it, the Settings window should pop-up.
Start entering Proxy in a search line, and the drop-down list should appear. Select the Open your computer's proxy settings line and click it.
The Proxy window should open. Move to the Manual proxy setup section. Enable the switch “Use a proxy server” (ON position). Enter the IP address for the proxy server and the port previously generated by the ASocks system. Press Save to apply your settings.
If it is required to terminate the use of the proxy-server, disable the switch.
3.2. Option Two (Advanced)
This option is used for the advanced proxy-server connections, such as Socks5 or if the Windows connection described if the first option has failed. The current method uses Internet Options to set up a proxy server.
Open Internet Options at the Windows control panel or from the search line, and click it. The corresponding window should open. Open the Connections tab and click the LAN settings button.
Note: this option can use the proxy server to connect Google Chrome along with other applications requiring the Internet connection. It may result in a significant increase of the Internet traffic flow.
The LAN setting window should immediately open. Tick the box “Use a proxy server for LAN” and click the Advanced button. The Proxy Settings window should appear. Enter the data previously generated by the ASocks system and check that the tick for “Use the same proxy server for all protocols” is disabled. Confirm your actions by pressing the Ok buttons on all boxes.
To terminate the use of the proxy-server, remove the tick from the box “Use a proxy server for LAN” and press Ok.