Win2Socks Tutorials

Learn how to use Win2Socks

The first time use Win2Socks?

For browse the web

It is recommended to use Web Mode, which allows different websites to be accessed through proxy or direct by PAC. You can find public and free PAC files through google search. Web Mode will captures global HTTP/HTTPS traffic; It is not recommended to use Rules to add the browser's exe, because Rules are specifically designed to forward traffic that is not capture by the system proxy. Rules need to cooperate with Remote DNS to browse web normally.

For games or other non-browser programs

It is recommended to use Rules + Remote DNS. Remote DNS is not necessary, but if using Rules does not achieve the desired effect, try turning on Remote DNS. Of course, please make sure your proxy server supports UDP forwarding, otherwise Remote DNS will not work properly. If your proxy server does not support UDP forwarding, you can try using Rules + Web Mode instead.

Transparent Proxy

3 Steps to Redirect Network Traffics

1

Configure Proxy

Open the Proxy Servers tab, and click "+" button.
Input the information of your proxy, then click save.

2

Configure Rule

Open the Rules tab, and click "+" button.
Fill the form about how did you want to redirect traffics, at the Action field, select your proxy which configure in step 1, then save.

3

Update Rules

Click left side "Update Rules" button.

Now, if any traffics that match your rules, it will display in Traffics view.

Notice

If you leave Target Applications, Target Addresses and Target Ports both blank when you configure the rules in step 2 of the above steps, this means that all traffics will be redirected (except those reserved IP addresses, such as 127.0.0.1, 192.168.1.1, etc). At the same time, if the proxy you configure in step 1 is a local program (127.0.0.1), it will cause an infinite redirection loop. That is [Win2Socks] -> [proxy] -> [Win2Socks] -> [proxy] ... which goes on and on.

Solution

To prevent this problem, we can add the proxy program to the Direct rule. Similar to step 2, but we add the proxy program to Target Applications by the Add Target Application(s) button, at the Action field, select Direct, then save. The last important, move this rule to the top of rule list by the Sort Rules button at the left side of Rules View. All is done, just click left side Update Rules button.

The following video demonstrates how to do this.

Remote DNS

3 Steps to Send DNS Query through Proxy

1

Configure Proxy

Open the Proxy Servers tab, and click "+" button.
Input the information of your proxy, then click save.

Tips: Make sure the proxy supports UDP; Otherwise, you may not be able to access the network.

2

Configure Remote DNS

Open the DNS tab, click the drop-down menu and select the proxy that you configure in step 1. Check the second radio button, it means all DNS queries will be sent by your selecting proxy.

Tips: If you want to filter by domains, you can type domains at the below textbox.

Important: If you are using a local proxy and the local proxy needs to access other servers via a domain, add these domains to here to avoid infinite loop lookups.

3

Turn On

Turn on the switch at the top.

Network Blocker

2 Steps to Block Network Traffics

1

Configure Rule

Open the Rules tab, and click "+" button.
Fill the form about how did you want to block traffics, at the Action field, select Block, then save.

2

Update Rules

Click left side "Update Rules" button.

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