How to set up a proxy in RDP on Windows

Using a proxy with Remote Desktop Protocol - RDP enables anonymous access to a remote desktop, allowing safe internet usage from another computer. This setup ensures that neither the internet service provider nor websites can track user activity or link it to a specific computer. Therefore, understanding how to enhance RDP security through proxy integration is essential before getting started.

Video tutorial for proxy configuration in RDP

Setting up a proxy in RDP for remote control

To set up RDP with a proxy for secure and anonymous remote access through Windows, follow these steps.

  1. Open “Remote Desktop Connection” from the Start menu or use the Run dialog (Win+R) and type “mstsc”.
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  3. In the “Computer” field, enter the IP address or local network name of the remote computer.
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  5. Click “Connect” and then enter the username and password of the user account on the remote computer when prompted.
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  7. Click “OK” and accept any security notifications regarding the absence of a certificate of authenticity.
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  9. In the “Remote Desktop Connection” window, explore various parameter tabs to fine-tune your connection settings, then click “Connect”.
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  11. Once the RDP client is set up, the remote desktop will appear on your screen. Now, secure the RDP connection with a proxy by installing your preferred browser, such as Mozilla Firefox.
  12. Go to the browser’s “Settings”.
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  14. In the “Network Settings” section, click on “Settings”.
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  16. Select “Manual proxy setup” in the proxy configuration menu.
  17. Enter your proxy server's IP address and port. RDP supports various proxy types including SOCKS (SOCKS4 or SOCKS5), HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.
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  19. Click “OK” to save your proxy settings.
  20. If using a private proxy, upon restarting the browser, a login prompt will appear for your proxy credentials (username and password).

With these steps, you can securely and anonymously access the Internet from a remote computer via RDP. RDP ensures a secure connection, and when combined with a proxy in Windows, it provides complete anonymity and reliable data encryption for remote control.