How to Setup a Proxy in Windows

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

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

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, to 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 set up a proxy on Windows. One way to set up a proxy is to specify a script address given to you by the network administrator.

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

Setup Proxy via Script

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

On Windows 10, click Start and select Settings.

When the Settings page opens, click Network & Internet.

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

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 a setup script is not enabled.

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

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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