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How To Activate Network Proxy Settings On Windows 10?

By reading our previous articles, you now have a better understanding of network settings. But, How To Activate Network Proxy Settings On Windows 10? You asked.

The proxy server is an intermediate between your Windows 10 PC or device and the Internet. This server handles your requests to websites, servers, and other services.

Let’s imagine going to www.wiley.com with a web browser configured to utilize a proxy server.

After you enter www.wiley.com, the proxy server receives the request. Requests for a website are sent to the hosting server by the server.

The Wiley website’s homepage is sent to the proxy server, which sends the homepage back to you.

The ability to conserve bandwidth is one of the primary motivations for using proxy servers by businesses.

Before they reach your computer, proxy servers may compress traffic, cache files and web pages and even remove advertisements from websites.

Read More: What Is A Network Proxy? How Does It Work?

If you have a lot of workers browsing the same popular websites, this may save you a lot of bandwidth (such as CNN or The New York Times).

Improved safety and privacy are further advantages.

How To Activate Network Proxy Settings On Windows 10? – 2 Methods

Set up a proxy using an automatic configuration script

Windows 10 is pre-configured to identify proxy settings by default automatically.

But if you’re on the workplace network, this may not be possible.

The network administrator or the IT department might provide you with a script address when setting up a proxy.

How To Activate Network Proxy Settings On Windows 10?

A proxy server’s setup script may be found at http://my.proxy.server:8000/, which is identical to a URL (a website URL).

You may use an automated setup script to set up a proxy, as follows:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Network & Internet is on the right.
  3. Network and Internet settings are shown.
  4. Select Proxy from the drop-down menu.
  5. It displays a list of possible proxy options.
  6. The Use Setup Script option should be turned on in the Automatic Proxy Setup subsection.
  7. Once you’ve entered the script address, click Save.
  8. Reset all settings to defaults.
  9. Creating a script to configure a proxy server automatically.
  10. Create a script to configure your proxy server automatically.

Set up a proxy manually

The IP address and port number of a proxy may also be manually entered.

The address of a proxy server is comparable to that of any machine on the network, and it may be anything like 192.168.1.211.

The port may be any combination of up to four digits. Depending on how the administrator(s) configured it, it might be 80 or 8080.

Read More: What Is A Proxy Server Used For, And What Are Its Types?

Your company’s proxy server’s IP address and port number are provided to you by the network administrator or IT department. To manually establish a proxy in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Network & Internet is on the right.
  3. Network and Internet settings are shown.
  4. Select Proxy from the drop-down menu.
  5. It displays a list of possible proxy options.
  6. The Use a Proxy Server setting should be turned on in the Manual Proxy Setup section.
  7. In the Address box, put the IP address.
  8. Enter its name into the Port text box to use a specific port.
  9. Click Save, then exit the Settings window.