🍎 Mac Proxy How To Guide [2022 Updated]
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Publishing Date: June 15, 2022

How To Use Proxies With Mac

Mac, also known as Macintosh, is a set of computers that’s designed and manufactured by Apple. It’s the first widely-sold, mass market personal computer that has a graphical user interface (GUI) together with a mouse. The Mac was designed to give its users a natural and user friendly interface and its primary operating system is the macOS, though it's now called the Mac OS X.

Mac, also known as Macintosh, is a set of computers that’s designed and manufactured by Apple. It’s the first widely-sold, mass market personal computer that has a graphical user interface (GUI) together with a mouse. The Mac was designed to give its users a natural and user friendly interface and its primary operating system is the macOS, though it's now called the Mac OS X.

To fully optimize your time when using a Mac, you should utilize a Mac proxy. There are many useful cases for a Mac proxy. An example would be if you want to give yourself full privacy and total anonymity when browsing the web. A Mac proxy will hide your IP address from any website you visit which prevents people with malicious intent from accessing your personal information.

When you want to use a bot for automating tasks, whether it be for web scraping or for a gaming bot, you need to pair it with a Mac proxy. A Mac proxy will enable you to avoid being banned by websites when you use a bot as a proxy will trick websites into thinking that your bot is a genuine user.

If you have a slow internet connection, then you can use a Mac proxy to connect to a faster and stronger internet connection. Through a proxy network, you won’t have to worry about experiencing slow internet connection and constant buffering again.

Let’s set up a Mac proxy server.

macOS’s Proxy Settings

Step 1. Click on the "Apple Icon".

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Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.

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Step 3. Click on “Network”.

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Step 4. Click on “AdvancedNote: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.

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Step 5. Click on “Proxies

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This should redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. Now, you need to go to your proxy provider and acquire the proxy server details. If you want to get it from Geonode, you can jump to “Acquiring Proxy Server Details With Geonode”.

Step 6. Select the correct protocol that you’ll be using. For our example, we’ll be selecting “Web Proxy (HTTP)”.

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Step 7. Enter your proxy’s “Hostname” or “IP address”. This is the first part before the semicolon, which in our example is “premium-residential.geonode.com”.

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Step 8. Enter your proxy’s “Port Number”. This is the second part before the semicolon, which in our example is “9001”.

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Step 9. Turn on “Proxy server requires password”.

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Step 10. Enter your proxy account’s “Username” and “Password”.

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Congratulations! You have now set up your proxy for your Mac operating system.

Acquiring Proxy Server Details With Geonode

Step 1. Go to Geonode and log in with your existing account or sign up to create a new one.

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Step 2. On the Home Page, click on “Residential Services”.

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Step 3. Scroll down until you see “Endpoints”.

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Step 4. Choose which “Proxy Protocol” you want to utilize: “HTTP Protocol” or “SOCKS5 Protocol”.

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Step 5. Select which "Session Type" you want to utilize: “Rotating Proxy” or “Sticky Proxy”.

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Step 6. Choose which proxy you want to utilize. For example purposes, we’ll be using the highlighted proxy “premium-residential.geonode.com:9001”.

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If you want to use an IP address instead of a DNS, simply turn off the Show DNS button, and IP addresses will show up.

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Step 7. Now you need your proxy account’s “Authentication Details”. For Geonode, this is on your account’s home page.

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