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 our Proxy Server addresses to your Web browser settings, or download RetroZilla (Protoweb Edition) or Protoweb Browser, which are both pre-configured for use with Protoweb.
Quick start guide
Step 1: Internet connection
Make sure the computer is connected to the Internet. If the computer you are using doesn't have networking or a network card, you can use the serial port and a Raspberry Pi Virtual Modem. You can use it to simulate a dial-up connection.
Step 2: Internet browser
Depending on your platform, we recommend using the service with the following web browsers:
- Classic Macintosh (68k and PowerPC): Netscape Navigator 3.x or Netscape Communicator 4.x or Classilla
Step 3: Browser configuration
Once you have set up your browser, all there is to do is to enjoy the thousands of web sites available. There is a comprehensive index of restored domains. Simply open up your web browser and navigate to www.inode.com. You can also search for new sites, and interests using the built-in search at search.inode.com, or watch streaming videos on WarpStream!
You may want to check in on our IRC channel, which is linked to our Discord server. With your favorite IRC client, connect to irc.libera.chat, port 6667 and join the channel #protoweb to chat with others 24/7!