To start using ProtoWeb, all you need is a computer with an Internet connection and a web browser, that supports HTTP and FTP proxies. Protoweb is a free service, and no account is required to use it. All you need to do is add one of the Proxy Server addresses in your Web browser’s settings window.

Quick start guide

Make sure the computer is connected to the Internet. If the computer you are using doesn't have any network options, you can still connect using a serial port and a Raspberry Pi based Modem Simulator. You can use it to simulate a dial-up connection.

Install a web browser in case you haven't done so already. If you're using a modern computer, you can use the Protoweb Browser which is pre-configured out-of-the-box. In general, you can use any web browser that supports proxy settings (most of them do). To see a list of tested browsers, check out our comprehensive list.

If you installed and ran Protoweb Browser, you are ready to go, no configuration needed! If you're using another web browser, go to it's Network Settings. There will be a tab or a button to access Proxy settings. Under HTTP and FTP you will need to type in the address of our Proxy server along with it's port number. We keep an updated list of current proxy servers here.

Now you can use the service. Navigate to to begin, or go to to view the full index of restored domains.