Your web browser will need to be configured in order to browse eepsites and to utilize the outproxies available within I2P. Below are walkthroughs for some of the most popular browsers.
Firefox Profile for Windows
If you are using Windows, the recommended way of accessing I2P is using the Firefox profile.
If you do not wish to use that profile or are not on Windows, you need to configure your browser yourself. Read below on how to that.
How to configure your browser
Internet Explorer 8 or Chrome
In the tools menu select the "Internet Options" line to open the settings. In the settings window choose the connections tab and click on LAN settings for the proxy port configuration.
Now set the checkmark at "use a proxy server for your LAN" and at the "Bypass proxy server for local addresses". With a click on Advanced-button you open the window to open the ports. Enter the values like on the picture, IP 127.0.0.1 and port 4444 for HTTP, port 4445 for HTTPS. With clicks on OK you save the settings and your browser is set to use the I2P proxy. Note/Privacy tip: Set the FTP proxy to the same settings as the HTTP proxy.
Instructions for Firefox 57 and above:
From the Menu button in the top right, select Preferences. Scroll down until you see the Network Proxy section, as shown in the screenshot below. Click on Settings
In the Connection Settings pop-up, select Manual proxy
configuration. Set both the HTTP and SSL Proxy to address
127.0.0.1 with port
4444 as shown in the following
Instructions for older versions of Firefox:
From the Tools menu, select Options to bring up the Firefox settings panel. Click the icon labelled Advanced, then click on the Network tab. In the Connections section, click on the Settings button. You'll see a Window like the following:
In the Connection Settings window, click the circle next to Manual proxy configuration, then enter 127.0.0.1, port 4444 in the HTTP Proxy field. Enter 127.0.0.1, port 4445 in the SSL Proxy field. Be sure to enter localhost and 127.0.0.1 into the "No Proxy for" box. Note/Privacy tip: Set the FTP proxy to the same settings as the HTTP proxy.
From the Settings menu, select Configure Konqueror. In the Web Browsing group on the left side, select Proxy, then select the option "Use manually specified proxy configuration" on the right.
Enter 127.0.0.1 and port 4444 into the HTTP box. Enter 127.0.0.1 and port 4445 into
HTTPS box. Enter
127.0.0.1,localhost into the Exceptions box. Click Apply then OK
to close the configuration window.
Note/Privacy tip: Set the FTP proxy to the same settings as the HTTP proxy.
Outproxy Terms Of Service
Remember: I2P was not designed for creating proxies to the outer Internet. Instead, it is meant to be used as an internal network.
The I2P project itself does not run any proxies to the Internet. The only outproxy is a service from the privacy solutions project. Consider donating to them for a continued stable service. Higher bandwidth will increase with the founding of the organization. Maybe more outproxies too.http://privacysolutions.no
By default, I2P comes with two outproxies configured:
outproxy-tor.meeh.i2p. Even the domain names are different, it's the same outproxy you hit.
(multi-homed/keyed for better performance)
Filtering is active on these outproxies (for example, mibbit and torrent tracker access is blocked). Eepsites that are accessible via .i2p addresses are also not allowed via the outproxies. As a convenience, the outproxy blocks ad servers.
Tor is good application to use as an outproxy to the Internet.