Adding a proxy server on PS4 is a complicated task if you don’t have any idea of it. So before getting started with the steps to add the proxy server on PS4, let’s discuss some of its basic concepts. Also, we will cover its major advantages in this article.
ISP is keeping a track of the user log. So your ISP know what you are doing with your internet. This is what is called Data leak. These data are sold to the third parties which will earn them a profit. This is quite common in most of the cheap internet service providers. To prevent this data leak, you need to encrypt your internet connection. This is where the VPN and proxy servers come to play.
VPN is a group of private networks which will provide a safe and encrypted connection. You can access a VPN (Virtual Private Network) by using its client software. There are lots of paid VPN available which provides complete security for your online activity. With a VPN, you can unlock all the geo-restricted contents. You can also change your IP to multiple locations.
Proxy servers are similar to a VPN, but they don’t encrypt your connection. They only mask your IP with the other IP to bypass geo restrictions.
So thinking in a broad perspective, we highly recommend you to go for VPN like IPVanish. Or if you are looking for a temporary solution, you can use proxy servers. Before adding a proxy server on PS4, make sure to find a good proxy. Once you connect to a proxy make a note of the IP address and port number through which connection is made. Now you can easily add proxy server on PS4 with a few simple steps.
Steps to add proxy server on PS4
To add proxy server on PS4 follows the below steps. Due to high volatility, these servers are changed frequently and mostly you can’t use the same proxy server all the time. So you might need to configure a new proxy server on PS4 again if it got disconnected.
- Go to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection.
- Choose custom > wifi/LAN (depending on the connection type)
- Select Automatic for IP address, followed by don’t specify for DHCP hostname.
- Since we are adding a proxy server, just select manual for DNS settings.
- Use a custom DNS or you can also use Google’s default DNS. (8:8:8:8, 8:8:4:4)
- Now enter the Proxy server IP address.
- Click Next to save and test the modified settings.
- Then make sure to restart your PS4.
Note: These are Google DNS, you need to change the DNS settings based on your location. Or else, you might face trouble in accessing the internet via your PS4.
Thus you had successfully added a proxy server on your PS4. Since some of these servers are virtual servers, you can’t use the same server for a long duration. So make sure to update your proxy list.
Well, these are the steps to add the proxy server on PS4. Hope the tutorial is informative and clear. If you are facing any issue, do comment below. We will try to provide a suitable solution as soon as possible.