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How to access ChatGPT using a proxy server

ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, is an AI model based on the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) architecture. It's versatile, capable of generating text, solving creative challenges, crafting stories, teaching languages, and more.

How to set up a proxy to access ChatGPT

If you're in a country or are a user where access to the ChatGPT website is restricted, setting up a proxy on your operating system is a viable solution. This allows for secure registration and use of the ChatGPT site or app. However, it's important to note that once a proxy server is installed on an OS, it will affect the functioning of all installed software and applications on that device.

How to set up a proxy on Windows

To log into the ChatGPT website or applications on Windows, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. In the Windows OS search bar at the lower left corner, type “Proxy” and select “Proxy settings”.

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  2. In the “Manual proxy setup” section, turn on the “Use a proxy server” slider. Enter the IP address and port in the designated fields and click “Save”.

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  3. Once the proxy is set, a proxy authorization window will pop up in your browser (if a private proxy server is used). Enter your username and password, then click “Sign in”.

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After completing these steps in Windows OS, you can access the ChatGPT website in any browser by entering your details in the proxy server authorization window.

How to set up a proxy on MacOS

To install a proxy server on MacOS for accessing the ChatGPT website and application, follow these steps to set up the IP address:

  1. Click the apple icon and select “System Settings”.

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  2. In the main menu, navigate to the “WI-FI” section and click on the “Details” button next to the connected network.

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  3. Choose the “Proxies” submenu to begin setting up the proxy server.

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  4. In the opened window, enable the “Web Proxy (HTTP)” protocol by toggling its slider. Enter the IP address and port. If using a private proxy requiring authorization, toggle the “Proxy server requires password” slider and input your username and password. Click “OK” to finalize the settings.

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With these steps, the proxy setup in MacOS is complete, and the IP address is applied across the operating system. You are now ready to log into the ChatGPT application or website using your preferred browser.

How to set up a proxy on iOS

To access the ChatGPT application and website on iOS, follow these instructions to install a proxy server:

  1. Open the main settings menu on your iOS device and navigate to the “WI-FI” section.

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  2. Tap the “i” button next to your Wi-Fi network to access advanced settings.

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  3. Scroll to the “Configure Proxy” submenu and select it.

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  4. Begin setting up the proxy server by selecting the “Manual” option.

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  5. For a private proxy server, enable the “Authentication” slider. Then, enter the proxy details including the IP address, port, username, and password. Click “Save” to complete the setup.

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Once these steps are completed, your iOS operating system will use the configured IP address. You can now log into the ChatGPT website using your preferred browser.

How to set up a proxy on Android

To get started with the ChatGPT website on Android OS, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the main Android OS settings.

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  2. In the settings menu, go to the “WLAN” section.

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  3. The “WLAN” submenu slider must be active. Next, you should go to advanced network settings using the “i” button.

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  4. Open the “Proxy settings” submenu.

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  5. To go to the proxy server settings menu, click on the arrow-shaped pointer.

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  6. Check the “Manual” option.

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  7. Now you should enter the IP address and password in the appropriate lines and complete the setup using the “Save” button.

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When using private proxies, the browser will display the proxy server authorization window, where you must enter authentication data: login and password. The Android system and browser will work with the set IP address, you can log in to the ChatGPT website.

How to set up a proxy on Linux

Setting up a proxy on Linux involves a few key steps. Keep in mind that the specific instructions may vary based on your Linux distribution and the software you're using. Here’s a general guide:

  1. Check your current proxy settings to ensure no proxy servers are active. Use the appropriate command in a terminal to view your current proxy configuration.

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  2. If you don’t have a proxy tool installed, install “proxychains”.

    Use the appropriate command for Debian/Ubuntu:

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    Red Hat/CentOS distributions:

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  3. Edit the “proxychains.conf” configuration file. Open the file in a text editor:

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    Add the necessary lines at the end of the file

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  4. For an authenticated proxy, modify the “proxychains.conf” file to include your username and password. Replace the default proxy server data “127.0.0.1:1080” with your proxy server information and substitute “username” and “password” with your actual login credentials.

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  5. Use “proxychains” to run applications through the proxy server. There’s a specific command for this purpose.

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  6. For Debian/Ubuntu users who want to use a proxy for package updates, add specific lines to the /etc/apt/apt.conf file.

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  7. After making these changes, restart the necessary services or reboot the system using one of the recommended commands.

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With these steps, your Linux operating system will be configured to use a proxy server for network access. You can then log in to the ChatGPT website or application.

This article has covered the essentials of setting up proxy servers on major operating systems to securely access and work with ChatGPT. By following these simple instructions, you can ensure access to the site and application via the configured IP address.