What is a Proxy server?
A Proxy Server is an intermediary which is used for communication between two computers. Web Proxy is a server which acquires information from the source server and provides it to the website [using the proxy server] which wants the information. A proxy is anything that replaces the original one. For example, when actors in films or serials are absent due to any problem or illness then proxy artists are used to replace them. A Proxy server acts as a link between the user’s PC and the source PC’s network [or blocked website needs to be accessed]. Proxy server hides the internet user’s real identity online.
Users connect the computer to a proxy server and then look up blocked websites. Because the blocked website doesn’t know to whom it is sending the information to. The proxy server completes the total process and doesn’t let the blocked website know.
Before configuring the PS4 with the proxy server it is important to know the reasons behind using proxy servers.
The need for proxy servers:-
Now Playstations can also be played by using proxy servers as they have a lot of advantages.
It helps towards slow lagging internet speed.
PS4 or any Playstation is specially designed to play games and have the best gaming experience. Therefore, the primary requirement to have a world-class gaming experience is a smooth and uninterrupted internet connection. It is very irritating when a gamer loses internet connection or faces lags in connections during very interesting and exciting situations of the game. But if a PS4 gamer also uses a proxy server as a PC gamer then he will not have to worry about lags and connection losses. The proxy server will be the channel between the user’s PS console and the gaming server and ensures that non-stop internet connection is being provided. This, in turn, provides unhindered gaming experience.
Special gaming proxy servers provide a great uptime for enhanced gaming experiences.
Uptime basically means the number of hours the proxy server was working from the providing centre without any malfunction represented in percentage. Good gaming proxy servers provide 99.998% uptime. So gamers will not have to pause gaming sessions due to a good uptime. Normal servers don’t have good uptime so game updates need to be paused. Therefore, proxy servers need to be used in order to get a good game play.
Proxy servers also provide a very fast internet connection.
The source server from which the internet connection is being taken has a huge speed to give games the ultimate game play. Some gaming servers provide speed up to 1GBps that will make playing games more exciting.
Proxy servers provide a lot of locations for players.
There are many games which hold competitions or worldwide matches in different countries. Sometimes gamers are unable to participate due to different problems. But using proxy servers you can setup any place in any country as your location and play there. In this way, you can participate in any competition. Also, there are online gamers all around the world and using proxy server a gamer can play with any gamer friend from any part of the world. Often it is seen that normal gaming servers divide gaming zones but Proxy servers will take a gamer to any part of the world even outside his gaming zone.
Blocked gaming sites can be accessed easily using proxy servers.
Proxy servers will not let the gaming server know who is visiting their site and who wants to collect the information from their site. Hence, instead of a normal server or Internet Service Provider if a proxy server is used then the blocked site will allow the user to access the site.
In proxy servers the IP address is kept hidden
So there will be anonymity provided to the gamer. And no one online will be able to trace the user and hence he will be hidden from other gamers. This provides complete secrecy to the gamer. By being anonymous and hidden one will be safe from any kind of threats online. Cases have been reported in the recent past where IP addresses have been used to track the person and his identity is stolen and even personal information and online accounts have been hacked. Moreover, gamers can also play games in places where play games of accessing such sites are banned.
- Proxy servers provide P2P or peer to peer facility which is required for fast torrent downloads. P2P is such a facility where two computers help each other to download web contents like games or game updates faster than normal speed. Most of the proxy server providers have this facility and users must choose them.
How to add proxy servers to PS4?
A play station is a video game console first made its appearance in the year of 1994. Its developers are Sony Interactive Entertainment. With development over the years, they have launched Playstation 4 in the year 2013. Playstation Portable or PSP is the first version and then came PS2, PS3 and eventually PS4. Over the years they have developed the graphics, processor, operating system, the controllers and many more. Till 2017 73.6million packages of PS4 have been shipped. The sales are increasing day by day due to the excellent game play, wonderful graphics, and live streaming features and thousands of new games and many more features. Gamers are going to become more professional, more addicted and more experienced.
The PS4 has the following configurations:
|The CPU or the processor||Semi Custom 8-core AMD x86-64 Jaguar 1.6GHz CPU|
|The Operating system||Playstation 4 Software specially developed for PS4 only.|
|Storage||500GB or 1TB hard drive, users can also upgrade from 500GB, Supports SSD also|
|Memory||8 GB GDDRS
256 MB DDR3 RAM
|Display||HDMI [ available in versions – 480p, 720p, 1080p and 4K video and picture quality]|
|Graphics||Semi-custom AMD GCN Radeon|
|Controller input||Dualshock 4 controllers, Playstation Move, Playstation Vita|
|Connectivity||802.11 b/g/n (Slim and Pro: a/b/g/n/ac) Wireless,
Bluetooth 2.1 (Slim and Pro: 4.0),
USB 3.0 (Slim and Pro: 3.1), Ethernet 10/100/1000
Though Proxy servers can be used for Play stations but sometimes it can be very problematic to configure the PS4 console for Proxy servers. So it is important to learn the process to configure Proxy servers for PS4. Once users follow these easy steps then there wouldn’t be any problem at all
To set up a proxy server for PS4 the steps to be followed are
1. To set up proxy server users need to find the IP address of the PC or Mobile or Mac device from which the internet connection is being used.
a. To find the IP address, first of all, open the PC.
- Go to the Run tab and type “cmd” and press enter.
- By doing this the “command prompt screen” will open.
- Then type “ipconfig/all” in the command prompt screen and press enter.
- Automatically the IP address of the PC will be shown.
- Note down the IP address because it will be used later.
b. To find the IP address on a Mobile Device
- Enter the settings icon in the Mobile Phone.
- Then open the “About Phone menu” inside settings.
- Click on the “Status” option.
- Now a list of data will drop down and among them, there will be the IP address written. Note it down.
c. To find the IP address on MAC Devices
- Go to the “Apple menu” and open “System Preferences”.
- Select the “Network preference” menu.
- Immediately the IP address of the device will be visible on the right side of the pane.
2. Now comes the main and important part of assigning the proxy server in the PS4.
a. Turn on the PS4 console.
b. Then go to the “Settings” menu.
c. Inside the settings menu select the “Network Section”
d. According to the user’s choice select the “Wi-Fi option” or “LAN cable option”.
e. Then go to the custom option.
f. Now make the DHCP host name as “Do Not Specify”. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is a protocol of the network management system where the DHCP assigns IP address dynamically along with other network parameters to devices connected to the network.
g. Then set the Domain Name system as automatic.
h. Set the Mtu settings as automatic too.
i. Then a screen will appear to select the proxy server option. Select it as Use option.
j. Inside the page of Proxy Server, write the IP address of the PC [that has been noted down earlier] and the Port number of the Proxy Server that the user wants to set. Usually, the Port number is 6588 for windows and 8080 for Mac.
k. After entering the IP address and Port number, click on “Next”.
j. At last, test the internet connection and it must be running completely fine.
The process of adding a Proxy server to PS4 is not hard at all provided the service is subscribed from a reputed source like LimeProxies. Needless to say, an ideal service provider would lend supportive hands towards every kind of problem its customer faces. Hence, make a right choice while selecting your proxy service provider and you may not even have to go through the details as to how proxy server has to be set up on PS4.