Configuring PS4 to use proxy server

Modified on: Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 at 6:45 PM


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This page will guide you through configuring your PS4 to connect to your proxy server. Please note that you'll first need to set up a working proxy server on your Windows or Mac computer. 


If you haven't done so yet, kindly refer to one of our guides below to set up a proxy server on your Windows or Mac computer.


Set Up Proxy Server On Windows

Set Up Proxy Server On Mac


Once you have confirmed that the proxy server on your computer is working correctly, make a note of the IP Address and Proxy Server Port. You will need these later during this guide.


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To configure your Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) to use a proxy server, follow the steps below.


Step 1: Getting Started


From the main screen, go to Settings.



Select Network.




Step 2: Setting Up Your Network


Select Connect to the Internet.



Now select your connection method, Use Wi-Fi (wireless) or Use a LAN Cable (wired).


Note: If you are connecting wirelessly, you have to select your WiFi network and enter the password before you can proceed.



Select Custom.



If you selected Wi-Fi earlier, please select the wireless connection that you would like to use.



Key in your WiFi password then select Done and OK.




Leave the DHCP Host Name settings at Do Not Specify.



Leave DNS Settings on Automatic.



Leave MTU Settings on Automatic.




Step 3: Configuring the Proxy Server


Under Proxy Server, select Use.



On the Proxy Server page, enter the IP address of your computer and the Port Number that you set the proxy server on.



If you have followed our Proxy Server instructions for your computer, the port will usually be 6588 for a Windows system or 8080 for a Mac, either way you should have confirmed this on the computer.


Click Next once you are done.



Step 4: Test Proxy Connection


Scroll all the way to the right without making any other changes to your connection until you are prompted to Save the settings and run the Test as prompted.



Congratulations! Your PS4 is now connected to your proxy server.


Note: As you have told the PS4 to use the proxy service on your computer, if the computer is not switched on, or if the proxy service is not running, the PS4 will not be able to connect to the web.



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