How to Change Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer

Posted by Vectro 21 February 2010

If you want to configure Internet Explorer for proxy access you first need to know the address and port you need to connect to. This information should be given to you by your proxy service provider. This typically works with HTTP, HTTPS and SOCKS.


1) Click ‘Start’
2) Click ‘Control Panel’
3) Click the link that says ‘Switch to Classic View’ if it is not already in Classic View.
4) Double-click the ‘Internet Options’ icon. This opens the options for Internet Explorer.
5) Click the ‘Connections’ tab.
6) Click the ‘LAN Settings’ button. This opens the ‘Local Area Network (LAN) Settings’ dialogue box.
7) Tick the box that says ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).’
8) Where it says ‘Address:’, enter the address of your proxy in the box.
9) Where it says ‘Port:’, enter the port of your proxy.
10) Tick the box that says ‘Bypass proxy server for local addresses’. This will make sure you can connect to your own router and other local devices on your network.
11) Click ‘OK’.
12) Click ‘OK’ on the previous window.
13) Visit any page in IE to test the new settings.

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