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How to: Connect to a Proxy Server in Windows 7

created by BasicSysAdmin

Tags: Windows, Windows 7

Jun 04, 2016

Introduction

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how you can connect the proxy server via the internet options in Internet Explorer. Once setup here, your traffic should be automatically routed to your proxy.

Prerequisites


In order to follow this tutorial, you will need the following

  • Windows 7

  • Admin Rights


  • Setup the Proxy

    In IE, you will need to go to Tools - Internet Options



    Once you have the Internet Options Window Open, you will need to go to the Connections tab and click LAN Settings



    In here, you will need to click the Check Box which says Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN Connections). You will then be able to put in the IP address of the proxy server you would like to connect to followed by the port you will need to connect on. You can then click OK to the open windows to apply the settings. If you require a username and password to connect to the proxy, you should be prompted of these.