Configuring a proxy server on Windows 7

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Video tutorial how to configuring a proxy server on Windows 7

It is important to know how to install a proxy for a particular OS. In different types of windows, while setting up there are some nuances. Let`s see how to configure proxies for Windows 7.

Today, proxy settings can be reproduced by the Windows 7 system itself or by a special program (utility). Consider how to configure it yourself.

Step-by-step proxy settings on Windows 7

  1. Go to the "Start", "Control Panel".
  2. Look for "Internet Options", click on the inscription.

    Go to the «Start» - «Control Panel» - «Internet Options»

  3. In the window that opens next, choose "Connections" - "LAN settings".


  4. Checkboxes should be put, like on the screenshot. The system requires you to enter the server number (IP), as well as the port information.
  5. Next, click on the inscription "Advanced".
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  7. The next step is a checkmark opposite the "Proxy for all protocols".

After the necessary steps with the proxy on Windows 7 are done, you need to open any browser. A notification appears about the need for authorization. Enter the username and password. For servers that are authorized by IP, these steps are not necessary.

Sometimes the settings is not correct on the first attempt on Windows 7 through a proxy. There is no need to despair in this situation. Go through all the steps again, relying on the step-by-step instructions "How to install proxies on Windows 7". After a successful setup, you can proceed to comfortable surfing the Internet through a proxy server.

Disabling proxies in Windows 7

Almost all modern browsers use the system settings of the proxy server. Therefore, when you turn them off in Windows 7, they also turn off in the browser (except for Mozilla Firefox).

Disabling proxies can be resorted to when the following problems occur:

  • crashes of sites;
  • the presence of malware with its own proxies;
  • inaccuracies in the definition of parameters.

If due to the above or some other reasons, you need to disable the proxy server in Windows 7, you should use the universal method.

Step-by-step guide for disabling proxies in Windows 7

  1. Open the control panel and select the "Network and Internet":

    Open the control panel and select the «Network and Internet»

  2. Select "Internet Options":

    Select «Internet Options»

  3. In the "Connections" tab and press the "LAN settings" button:

    In the «Connections» tab and press the «LAN settings» button

  4. Take off all the checkboxes and press the "OK" button:

    Take off all the checkboxes and press the «OK» button

After applying these settings, the proxy server in Windows 7 will be disabled. At the same time, it will not work in the browser. When the reasons for disconnection are eliminated, the proxy can again be connected in a known manner.