In our previous article we have shared dial up connection. In this article we would share internet connection trough proxy server. We would use CCProxy server in this article. The special point is CCProxy provides 3-user free version of proxy server software. You could download it form here.
- The server is the computer that can access the Internet directly in our Example it is PC1 .
- Make sure that all clients within LAN are able to access the Server.
- Suppose the server IP in the LAN is 192.168.1.3, and then 192.168.1.2 is the
proxy server address.
Click on Next
Select the destination path and Click on Next this will install CCProxy
Click on finish to lanch CCProxy
Add client's IP into CCProxy
Choose one computer in the LAN that needs to access the Internet. Suppose the IP address of the computer is 192.168.1.4
Open CCProxy main window, click "Account" button, then popup "Account Manager" dialog box.
Select "Permit Only" in "Permit Category" and select "IP Address" in "Auth Type". Click "New" button, fill "192.168.1.4" in the "IP Address/IP Range", click "Save" and "OK" button
CCProxy Server Configuration
We will explain the functions of CCProxy in this section. As proxy server software, CCProxy has many useful functions. It's not only Internet connection sharing software, but also Internet access control software. Below we will introduce all functions of CCProxy.
- Start: To start CCProxy.
- Stop: To stop CCProxy.
- Options: To open the options dialog box.
- Account: To open the account dialog box.
- Register: To enter registration code.
- Monitor: To open the online logging monitor .
- Hide: To hide the interface.
- Help: Get help document.
Online Information Zone
- Yellow curve: the current amount of bandwidth.
- Green curve: the current number of connections.
Product Logo Zone
- Display the product logo.
System Information Zone
- U: Double click this option to check for upgrade information. If there is a new version, it will open the upgrade dialog box.
- 0/0: To display the number of online connections and accounts. The left number is the amount of online connections. The right number is the number of online accounts.
- Time: To display the server time.
Options Dialog Box
- Mail: To start mail proxy service.
- DNS: To start DNS proxy service.
- Web Cached: If checked, the HTTP proxy will load and store web pages to the proxy cache.
- Remote Dial-up: To enable remote dial-up from clients.
- Auto Startup: If checked, CCProxy interface will start automatically when Windows starts up.
- Port Map: To start port map service. You can click the "E" button to add or edit the port map rules.
- HTTP/RTSP: To start HTTP and RTSP proxy service and set proxy port.
- Secure: To start secure (HTTPS, SSL) proxy service and set proxy port.
- FTP (Web): To start web ftp proxy service and set proxy port.
- Gopher: To start gopher proxy service and set proxy port.
- SOCKS/MMS: To start SOCKS and MMS proxy service and set proxy port.
- FTP: To start FTP proxy service and set proxy port.
- Telnet: To start Telnet proxy service and set proxy port.
- News: To start News and NNTP proxy service and set proxy port.
- Notes: FTP (Web) proxy service is different from FTP proxy service. FTP (Web) is used in IE browser. IE access FTP site via FTP (Web) proxy service, and FTP proxy service is used on FTP client software such as CuteFTP, WS-FTP and etc.
- Local IP Address: To display and set local IP address. If you check "Auto Detect", CCProxy will auto detect which IP is the local IP address and display it in the combox list. If you find that the result is incorrect, you need to uncheck "Auto Detect" and choose the correct local IP address from the list. You can select multiple IP addresses as the local IP address. When you choose one local IP address, you need to check the checkbox beside it.
- NT Service: If this is checked, CCProxy will be run as Windows service.
- Advanced: To open the advanced options dialog box.
- Dial-up: To configure the dial-up service.
- Cache: To configure the web-cached function, i.e. cache size, cache update time.
- Cascading: To configure the cascading proxy, also called parent proxy, service.
- Log: To configure the proxy logging service, i.e. log size, log type, etc.
- Mail: To configure the mail proxy service. You can change the mail proxy ports here.
- Network: To configure the proxy network settings such as server IP address binding, socket idle timeout, etc.
- Others: To configure the other proxy settings such as interface language, remote admin, etc.
Configure IE at client
Go to client computer and Right Click on Internet Explorer select properties.
Select "Connections", click "LAN Settings" button and open the "Local Area Network(LAN) Settings" dialog box.
Check "Use a proxy server for your LAN", Fill "192.168.1.3" in "Address" and "808" in "Port". Click "OK" button in "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" and "Internet Options" dialog boxes.
How to configure web proxy settings in Firefox?
Open Firefox Click on Tools and Select Options
Advanced==> General ==> Connections Settings:
Select "Manual proxy configuration", SOCKS Host:192.168.1.3, Port:1080 and select "SOCKS v5". The other editboxes leave blank.