Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Use the AOL Proxy for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and any other Application

I have been a long time AOL hacker. People recently have been telling me that it is "impossible" to use the AOL proxy in a Broadband environment because AOL has disabled it. I found this, to my surprise as being true, AOL did disable it, however, I still found a trick to get it working again. This is not impossible. If you want to use the AOL proxy for 3rd party applications then listen up, this article was written for you. First thing you need to do is create an AOL account at AOL.com. It is free now so don't worry about paying anything. Once you have created a screen name, you are ready to download the AOL 9.5 software (which works in Windows 7). Download and install this software. If you haven't created a name yet you can now use the AOL client to create a free screen name for AOL. Now sign off of AOL since you probably are using a Broadband cable modem, or DSL connection, AOL will have automatically determined your connection type as "Broadband"...


When you are at the Sign-On window, click the button that says "Connect Options"...


This should be the window you see now...the next step, is to click "Advanced Broadband Settings"...


At this window click the Dropdown menu in the top right that says "Broadband" and select "Add Broadband Profile" If there are no other profiles yet, instead of a dropdown, it may be in the form of a link to click...just look for "Add Broadband Profile"...


You should be now looking at a window similar to this, name your profile anything you wish so that you know this is the modified profile for using the aol proxy with 3rd party applications. For the purpose of this demonstration, I will use the profile name "Bong Hack". Now just add the profile...


Now that you have added a new Broadband Profile with the name of your choice, make sure under "Connection Type" you change it to say "Home Network". This MUST NOT say Broadband. The Broadband connection type is what AOL has blocked having 3rd party proxy access. Make sure you Save your changes, and go back to the Sign-On screen. Log in to AOL using the username and password that you have created, along with using your new connection profile. Once you are online set the proxy settings on the software of your choice to point to the following proxy...

Host: www.proxy.aol.com
Port: 80

I hope that you have enjoyed this walkthrough, and I hope it helps you get past stupid IP bans on the site of your choice. Have fun, and happy hacking! Remember: Don't do anything illegal or stupid with the AOL proxy...Just because it is not showing your IP doesn't mean the Feds can't find you. Everything is stored on an AOL Database....Just a heads up...If you liked this article, then please become a follower of this blog. Thank you.

**NOTE** If your new connection is not connecting be sure to sign on using the normal "Broadband" connection profile first. Then sign-off, and re-connect with the edited profile. Now it will work. **NOTE**

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33 comments:

ali said...

Hi friend
I have problem, is it possible to help me?
i have installed AOL 9.6 on my PC but it's Topspeed is off and I cannot use it as my proxy.

Thank u in advance
Ali

Ray said...

Hi Ali did you follow the directions and create a new connection profile? Make sure you set up the new profile to use "Home Network" connection instead of broadband. After you have created this profile, sign on broadband with your aol name once, then sign off. Now you can sign on with your new connection profile, and have access to the aol proxy. I hope this helps.

Alireza said...

thank you guys. worked for me

Ray said...

Nice Alireza, I'm glad you got it working. Have fun. :-)

Siamak said...

Hi
in our company we can access internet only via the company's vpn. my aol 9.6 can connect to the internet but can not open filtered websites or surf anonymously.
but when tested it in no vpn networks it worked pretty good.
is there any solution for vpn nets?
thank you

Ray said...

Corporate VPNs can be tricky. It all depends on how the VPN is setup. It could be that they blocked certain IPs or that they have some other type of filter rule. Another thing it depends on is what you are trying to access that you can't. If you could reply with what your trying to access that is blocked, I might be able to figure out how to help you.

siamak said...

thanks ray
it is a simple pptp vpn for internal use of our company that let some of us access to regular internet in additional of our intranet.
aol makes no difference in my ip and connection and even can not open aol download or aol experience(my welcome page).but when i try without vpn on the same isp (out of the company) every things are excellent.

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Ray said...

If I were you Siamak I would try to scan for proxies on the VPN to see if you can gain access to any of their ip blocks. Your best bet is probably to download this software that I use a lot its called Forum Proxy Leecher (http://www.forumproxyleecher.com/) it goes to a number of forums and other proxy lists and scans them to see if they work. It might be useful to you because you can see which proxies it actually reports as working behind your VPN. It sounds like you are dealing with some pretty strict rules, but forum proxy leecher is amazing. You can even use the shareware version, its only limitation is leeching from 2 sites at once, which is fine since you only need 1 working proxy. I hope this helps. Corporate VPNs can be a pain to bypass. Keep trying my friend, there is always a way...Let me know what you think...

siamak said...

i installed Forum Proxy Leecher but unfortunately in every try it got 0 proxy also i tried some proxies from various servers and also they didn't help me .

Ray said...

A lot of those proxy source links are dead, plus im sure your vpn blocks access to those sites. Its best to compile a list of proxies while you are not on the VPN and then check them using the "Bleach" utility that comes with forum proxy leecher. Test the proxies while you are on the vpn.

siamak said...

Hi again Ray
these days i found an checked several proxies with no benefits and the problem still remains . I'm in favour of changing DNS . what do you think about this?

Ray said...

Well im afraid changing your DNS might not help you with your problem. It only will change the server in which your connection resolves host names to ip addresses. This will not change the way your connection connects to different servers. Just the way it resolves them. I'm sorry I couldn't help you more, but I do have one more thing you can try. Have you tried PHProxies, or CGIProxies? If you can find one that works, you might be able to gain access to pages, however if they have embedded flash programs, like YouTube, they may not play because flash isn't using the PHProxy or CGIproxy. I hope that helps you somewhat. If you want a list of PHP Proxies, then check out this link... http://www.freeproxysite.com/ it has a great list to choose from. See if any allow you to get in.

Anonymous said...

AOL 9X no longer supports "Home Network" connections.

Does anyone have a way around this? Or does this spell the end of external usage of the AOL proxy?

Ray said...

I just used aol 9.5 as I described in my article and it still works. You must first sign on with a broadband connection, sign off, and then use your home network connection that you have set up. If you follow my directions exactly then it will work. There will never be an end to the aol proxy. Its the foundation on how aol works. It has been working for more than 15 years.

siamak said...

Hi Ray
thanks for your guides
FYI , AOL 9.5 & 9.6 is working good in both modes espc in home network connection mode, unfortunately it still has problem with internal vpn's as i saw that in several forums -even in aol forums- and up to now they found no solution for this, means aol can not get the internet access through a vpn even we manually share internet from vpn's option, seems AOL managers must solve the problem by themselves
regards

Hunter13 said...

thak you.It work`s perfect:)

Hunter13 said...

It work perfect!
Thak you!

rev said...

good article mate
but I have encountered an issue last night with aol 9.6
the broadband account wont connect anymore (because my ISP has probably blocked its login process) so I tried home network as u mentioned
but it only works on firefox or opera (which have stand-alone proxy options)
when I try to use it on IE or chrome I get the following message :
Unable to connect to the proxy server
and it gives direction how to disable using a proxy server
funny thing is its already disabled and I have unchecked the box saying "Use a proxy server for your LAN"
but still the same message comes over and over and again
I have to mention this problem has not happened before , I used to use the home network occasionally on chrome or IE and I didnt get such message

Patricia said...

Thanks. Worked like a charm today.

masoud said...

Hi Ray.
how do u do ? few mounts ago the AOL has been stopped working In Iran and I thinks It has been filtered by Iranian Government. Is there any solution to reactive Aol?
I create a new connection profile but It didn't work .
with Regards
Masoud.

derp said...

Ray, jeezuz! Thank you my god, this saves me SO much cash in peas!

Meissa TwentyOneTwelve said...

Excellent! This works!!

Ray said...

No problem. I will make more posts here soon on other methods to change your IP...

Michael Ales said...

pappy
hello friend pls i need you to help me how will i connect with aol but am using black berry plan to connect.

Anna Nana said...

how about AOL 9.0?

Anna Nana said...

how about AOL 9.0? I go into the chat rooms and there are people who do something I think called dosing? so they send like a 1000 ims and it does something to my signal. Any advice to block this?

khalid younsi said...

thanks for your guides
FYI , AOL 9.5 & 9.6 is working good in both modes espc in home network connection mode, Chrome Proxy unfortunately it still has problem with internal vpn's as i saw that in several forums -even in aol forums- and up to now they found no solution for this, means aol can not get the internet access through a vpn even we manually share internet from vpn's option, seems AOL managers must solve the problem by themselves
Chrome Proxy

Dei Lemma said...

Hello..

Ray, i do need your help.
So ive been using this technique with my old laptop, and its work for many years.
Now, i'd like to use this technique at my new PC, and it cant, :(

Been following all of your tips, and cant figure out this thing ->

Once you are online set the proxy settings on the software of your choice to point to the following proxy...

Host: www.proxy.aol.com
Port: 80

Where should i do that?
And i cant even sign in using the new add broadband profile as your way.

Really wait for your help here, thank you so much..

Im using Windows 7, Norton Internet Security version 20.5 and already allow all the firewall settings for aol.

Ray said...

Hello...Thanks for reading my blog. I have noticed that this technique does not work for windows 7 and windows 8 64 bit. I am not sure what is causing the hiccup and I don't think AOL will be fixing it any time soon as it is not on the top of their priorities. Your best bet if you want this technique to work in Windows 7 64 bit, or Windows 8, you need to look into virtualization. It doesn't matter what software you use to do it, Virtual Box, Hyper-V, VMWare, or even Parallels for Mac. If you do end up setting up a virtual pc inside your pc to run AOL make sure you play it safe and get a 32 bit version of Windows. It will work in your virtualized environment in this way.

Ray said...

By the way you set your browser to use AOL proxy after you have logged into the AOL Home Network broadband profile. If it does not work at first sign on, then sign on the default Broadband profile first 1 time, then sign off and back on to your newly created 'Home Network' connection profile. Please note, you cannot use the AOL proxy without being on the AOL 'Home Network' it will not work in any other scenario.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I used AOL Home Network proxy for years on my computer using the method above. However, as of a few days ago I can no longer sign in using Home Network. I can still connect using a regular Broadband connection, so it's not that. I tried everything I could think of -- turning off my Firewall, shutting off and restarting the computer, etc. -- but I still can't use the Home Network proxy. As I said, it worked fine on this computer until a few days ago. This is really frustrating as it was by far my favorite proxy. Any ideas on what might be causing this?

Xxale137xX said...

so if i use a Vm to change ip will it also change the one in the Host??