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[???] Am I able to use different VPN settings to connect to the web for each browser?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by OTrap, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. OTrap

    OTrap Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a subscription to HMA's Pro VPNs, and I was curious if I could have IE, Firefox, and Chrome connect to the web using different servers, such that when I am on IE, my IP and location are one place, but if I am simultaneously on Firefox and Chrome as well, my IP and location are two different places for them.

    Is it possible to do this? HMA provides the IP address and the user and pass. No port or anything.
     
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  3. OTrap

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    I just tried using network settings, but it affords me no place to input the username and password for the VPN, and it also requests a port name which, to my knowledge, I don't have.
     
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    Ah ok, chrome and firefox doesn't support proxy authentication by default.

    What happens is, just put then domain and port. When a connection is established, a window should pop up asking to enter an email or password.

    That is a bit hit and miss though. Give it a try, if it works, it works.

    If that doesn't work for you, another solution is to build a proxy gateway.

    Make all connections go through that 1 gateway with a set of rules.

    Like if connection is coming from Firefox, use one proxy.
    If chrome, use another one. and so on.

    It's easy to implement or have it coded for you.
     
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    For the VPNs, I was never given a port number. That's never been a problem, as I just use HMA's suite for it, but trying to make it fit what Firefox (the one I'm starting with) says it needs is puzzling, it seems.

    Here's what I have:

    IP address
    User name
    Password

    That's all I've needed for the purpose of using the client. It doesn't seem to be enough, however, to set up a browser.
     
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    You're talking about a VPN, not a proxy, right? You logon to the HMA service with a VPN client? If that's the case, all your traffic will go through the same VPN connection when your VPN client is active. You can't change this from the proxy setting in your browser.

    What you need is (at least) three different proxy servers to configure your three browsers with. Search the forum here for a list of free proxy servers, that way you can try it out for free but in the long run you probably want to subscribe to a private proxy service.
     
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    Sure. I've known that to be possible. Perhaps that's my best option. I was simply hoping to use the VPNs because the ones I've used allow me to pick which city the IP appears to be from, while most proxies I've found were only country-specific.

    However, I admittedly haven't looked that hard. I'll look into it more.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    all traffic its redirected trough the VPN connection, there is no way you can place different ips in different browsers by using a vpn