There are one hundred and one reasons why people try to hide their real IP address – their online privacy and having the ability to access the blocked content being the top two of them. And when it comes to hiding the IP address, most people think of using a VPN server or a proxy server, both of which require installation of additional software or configuring settings in your web browser. But why go through all that trouble when you can spoof your IP address by faking the X-Forwarded-For headers. The Dolus extension for Firefox does just that and spoofs the IP address without any external server (VPN or proxy). The absence of any middle server makes this method faster than the proxy or VPN methods of hiding the IP address.
As soon as you install the Dolus extension in Firefox, it starts working. You will see a small notification near the bottom-right corner of the Firefox window indicating that you have been assigned a new randomly generated IP address. This IP address is purely fictional and may not actually be assigned to any network or computer. You can check your new IP address by visiting the whatismyip.com website.
The Dolus extension assigns a new spoofed IP address in Firefox every time you start the browser. But if you want to get a new random IP address while still using Firefox, then you can go to the addons webpage by entering about:addons in the Firefox address bar and then clicking on the Renew random IP button under the Dolus options. If you want to use a permanent IP address for spoofing, then you can also enter an IP address in the Dolus extension options.
Conclusion: The Dolus extension for Firefox spoofs your IP address using the X-Forwarded-For headers. This way you do not have to use any proxy server or VPN server to hide your real IP address and get a new IP address.
You can get the Dolus extension for Firefox from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dolus/.