How to Setup a Proxy in Windows

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This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to setup a proxy in Windows 10.

In some environments, before you can access Internet or external services you must use a proxy server.

A proxy server is a network device that sits between your PC and the Internet or external resources.

This server makes requests for websites and services on behalf of your PC. A proxy server is usually installed to help save bandwidth, since frequently used resources are cached, protect computers from ads, malware and other harmful threats on the Internet.

By default, Windows 10 is set to automatically detect proxy settings. However, this may not work all the time.

There are multiple ways to setup proxy on Windows. One way to set up a proxy is to specify a script address that is given to you by the network administrator.

Another way is to manually set it up in your browser.

Setup Proxy via Script

To setup a proxy script given to your by your IT administrator, follow the steps below:

On Windows 10, click Start and select Settings.

windows settings

When the Settings page opens, click Network & Internet.

windows 10 network and internet

The list of network- and Internet-related settings appears. Click Proxy.

windows 10 proxy script

The list of available proxy settings appears. In the Automatic Proxy Setup section, set the Use Setup Script switch to On.

Enter the script address as it was given to you, then click Save.

Manually Setup Proxy

If you don’t have a script, follow the steps above and make sure that the option to Use setup script is not enable.

Scroll down on the page and switch on the option to use Manual setup option.

windows 10 manual proxy settings

In the Address field, type the IP address of the proxy server given to you. In the Port field, type the port.

When you’re done, click Save and close the Settings window.

That should go it. Now go and test your Internet connection to see if you can browse.


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