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How to use proxy server?


The following are instructions to configure various browsers to use an http proxy server.


Internet Explorer 6 Proxy Server Configuration Screen
Internet Explorer

FireFox Proxy Server Configuration Screen

Opera Proxy Server Configuration Screen


Instructions for Internet Explorer

  1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, click the Connections tab, and then click LAN Settings.
  2. Under Proxy server, click to select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.
  3. In the Address box, type the IP address of the proxy server.
  4. In the Port box, type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections (by default, 8080).
  5. You can click to select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box if you do not want the proxy server computer to be used when you connect to a computer on the local network (this may speed up performance).
  6. Click OK to close the LAN Settings dialog box.
  7. Click OK again to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Instructions for Firefox

  1. Select the Tools Menu
  2. Select Options
  3. Select the Advanced Icon
  4. Select the Network tab
  5. Under connection select Settings
  6. Under Settings you can chose "Auto-Detect Proxy setting for this network" or "Manual Proxy Configuration"
  7. If choosing "Manual Proxy Configuration" Enter the IP address for the HTTP proxy server
  8. Enter the port of the HTTP proxy server
  9. Click Okay

Opera 8.5

  1. Select the Tools Menu
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select Advanced Tab
  4. Select Proxy Servers
  5. Check the box next to HTTP
  6. Enter the proxy server's IP address in the first box and the proxy's port in the box after "Port"
  7. OK your way out

Safari 2.0.3

  1. Select Preferences
  2. Select Advanced
  3. Select Proxies: Change Settings
  4. Check the box next to Web Proxy (HTTP)
  5. Enter the proxy server's IP address in the first box and the proxy's port in the box after the ":"
  6. Select Apply Now