Setting Proxies in Internet Explorer (IE)
Internet Explorer uses your computer's system proxy settings to connect to the network. Changing these settings will affect Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome or other programs that connect to the Internet. In order to use a proxy in Internet Explorer you will need to:
- On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, click the Connections tab, and then click LAN Settings.
- Under Proxy server, click to select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.
- In the Address box, type the IP address of the proxy server. Your proxies are delivered as PROXY_IP:PORT_NUMBER like for example 126.96.36.199:0000 so in this example 188.8.131.52 would be the IP and 0000 would be the port number
- In the Port box, type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections (by default, 8080).
- 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).
- Click OK to close the LAN Settings dialog box.
- Click OK again to close the Internet Options dialog box.
- Browse to www.whatismyipaddress.com or www.ip2test.com to check that it shows the IP of your proxy as being your own