Network proxy settings are a typical feature in Windows, allowing computers to connect to internet through the proxy server. They are used for a variety of reasons, such as increasing security and reducing bandwidth consumption.

How to Use a Proxy in Windows 10

It is essential to correctly configure a proxy server properly on Windows 10. This will help you protect yourself from identity theft and harmful websites and also improve your browsing experience.

How to modify the settings of your proxy in Windows: Automatically detect settings or manually set up Your Proxy

The first step is to turn on the automatic detection of proxy settings with WPAD. Organizations often employ this feature to manage access and safeguard digital assets. To enable this feature start by opening Windows Settings and go to Network & Internet > Proxy.

You can also set up your proxy by entering the IP address of the server, and a port number. This method is generally recommended for organizations that require a high degree of security.

How to Setup Manually a Proxying Service in Windows: Configure the Script Field

Some proxy servers require that you enter an address to script in order to be configured. This address can be a URL or a.pac file that Windows uses to configure. Once you’re done, type it into the Script address box and save it.

Alternately, you can turn off the scripts’ use by altering the Registry. This is a risky process therefore, only do it if you are confident that you can restore your settings without causing harm to your computer.

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