screenshotPrivate Network  |  Download Easily find and set free private network proxies and, browse fast and secure!

Some of the important features of the Private Network addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Private Network.

In short, Private Network is a lite tool that enables you to easily find free soxks5 ip-port connections and mask your internet protocol (IP). Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Private Network

  • Automatically searches for socks5 free ip and ports.

  • Has a whitelisting feature to exclude desired websites.

  • Has ON|OFF switch to quickly turn the addon ON or OFF.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is - Private Network - addon?

    Private Network is a lite and multi-browser add-on that let you easily mask your real internet protocol (IP) address. Simply click on the start button at the top left corner (blue button). The addon will look for a free socks5 IP and port combination via a JavaScript API. Once the (ip:port) combination is found, it automatically applies it to your browser. You can now browser under this private network. Please note that, the API for searching ip and port is free but only releases 20 results per day. Once the limit is over, the addon will only uses the addresses from its memory (previously saved ip and ports). In order to turn off the addon, please click on the top right button in toolbar popup UI (grey icon).

  • 2. How can I work with - Private Network?

    As mentioned above, please open toolbar popup UI and then click on the top left button. The addon will search for a working ip and port combination with socks5 protocol. Once a proper set is found, it automatically applies it as the browser proxy. Please note that, every time you click on the start button, a new identity (ip:port) will be found. For the first 20 identities, the addon will use the Javascript API, and for the rest, it uses the saved items in the memory.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Private Network?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How does this addon work?

    As mentioned above, this addon uses two different JavaScript APIs to search for (ip:port) combinations. These APIs allow maximum 20 searches per day. When a new working identity is found, the addon automatically saves it to the memory. So, when the day limit is reached, it uses the saved items in the memory instead. If you want to whitelist a website from the private network, please add the address to the popup UI in the format specified. For example, if you want to whitelist,, add it as - * - in the list. Please note that, you need to add items comma separated.

  • 5. What is socks5?

    Socket Secure 5, or Socks5 is an internet protocol for securing connections between the client and server. This protocol is not only secure but also provides an authentication method so only authorized users can access the server. Today, many internet technologies (i.e. SSH) uses socks5 as the default method to transfer data between the client and server.

  • 6. Can I choose a custom API engines to search for ip address?

    No, unfortunately, you can only use default API engines. Please note that, these API engines are among the free services available for general use but they have a limit for daily usage.

  • 7. What buttons are available in toolbar popup UI?

    At the top, there are two buttons to turn the addon ON or OFF. Left button is for ON and right button is OFF action. Next, there is the whitelist section to exclude desired domain from private network, please note that you need to add items in the format specified and comma separated. At the bottom, there are three buttons; from left to right, there is the reload button in order to reload the active tab. Next, there is the ip button to open an ip-check website. It uses - - to render your public ip address. The last button is for opening the support page.

  • 8. Is there any options or setting page available for this addon?

    No, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust. All you need is available in the toolbar popup UI.

  • 9. What happens when I restart my browser?

    When you restart your browser, the previously save (ip:port) will be applied to the browser settings. So, you will browser under private network connection after restart. However, in Firefox browser, this behavior is not always functioning. For some reason, it might lose the private network after restart. In this situation, you need to click on the start button again.


Reporting Bugs

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