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How to set up a proxy server in Metatrader4

Despite the rise of modern web platforms and mobile applications, MetaTrader 4 remains the most favored Forex trading terminal. This application is renowned for its straightforward, user-friendly interface, coupled with a comprehensive array of features for both analysis and trading automation.

One notable functionality of MetaTrader 4 is the option to integrate a proxy. Using a proxy server for connection can circumvent firewalls or provider restrictions associated with trading with certain brokers. It also helps bypass various traffic filters that can increase latency, a critical factor during active trading sessions.

Setting up a proxy server in MetaTrader 4 is a swift process, taking no more than two minutes, and it does not necessitate the installation of any third-party plugins, regardless of the broker used.

Video tutorial for proxy configuration in MetaTrader 4

Step-by-step proxy installation in Mt4

The instructions provided are applicable to the MetaTrader 4 platform on a PC, whether you're using an application downloaded directly from the developer's website or software customized for a specific Forex exchange broker. While MetaTrader 4 applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac may exhibit slight differences in tab names, the overall procedure remains consistent.

To add a proxy to MT4:

  1. Open the MetaTrader 4 application.
  2. Navigate to the “Tools” tab and select “Options”, or simply press Ctrl+O on your keyboard.

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  3. In the Options window, go to the “Server” tab. Check the “Enable proxy server” box and then click on the “Proxy” button.

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  4. In the provided fields, select your proxy type (HTTP, Socks4, Socks5) from the drop-down menu and enter the IP address and port (e.g., 24.249.199.4:4145). If you're using a private proxy, also input the Username and Password.

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  5. Test the proxy server to ensure it's working properly.

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  6. Once the test is successful, save your settings.

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That's it. The proxy setup on MetaTrader 4 is now complete. For effective meta trading, it's recommended to use a private Proxy with Socks5 encryption, which can efficiently bypass filters and restrictions.