Proxy settings on Windows 10

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For comfortable work through the popular proxy protection server, its proper configuration is important. In this article, we offer a detailed guide to setting up a proxy server in Windows 10 to protect your computer from possible threats when working on the global Internet.

Step-by-step instructions for setting up proxies in Windows 10

  • First, you need to press the key combination “Win” “R”. A window will appear where “inetcpl.cpl” is must be entered.

  • In the next window that opens, go to the "Connection" tab, put a mark in front of the inscription "network setup".

  • Windows 10 proxy server can be connected in two ways: automatically or manually. In the case when the proxy server is configured manually, then for the system you need to provide the server address, as well as the port. If it happens automatically, such actions will not be required. Click "Use a proxy server for local connections and go to" Advanced ".

  • Next, enter the proxy data. In the first field, you should type a server IP address. Pay attention to the inscription - 1 proxy server for all protocols. We put a tick.

  • Enter websites for which a proxy server is not required (if such are needed).

An important step is to save edits. Now you know how to configure proxies on Windows 10.

Disabling proxies in Windows 10

You can disable the proxy server in Windows 10 by resorting to the method that is used specifically for the updated version, paying attention to all parameters.

All browsers today use the OS proxy system, so disabling it in Windows is equal to disabling it in the browser (except for Mozilla Firefox).

The reasons for such an act may be:

  • the impossibility of entering certain sites;
  • malware is already using proxies;
  • errors in determining the parameters.

Proxy settings in Windows 10 are duplicated in the updated interface. Next, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the instructions for disabling proxy settings in more detail.

Disabling proxies in Windows 10

  1. Open the “inetcpl.cpl” window (by pressing the “Win+R” buttons and typing in). Press “OK”:

  2. In the opened “Internet Properties” window select the “Connections” tab and press the “LAN settings” button:

  3. In the opened “Local Area Network (LAN) Settings” window take off the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” and “Bypass proxy server for local addresses” checkboxes. Press the “OK” button after this:<

Important! In the settings of Windows 10, proxies can be disabled only for local Internet addresses and left enabled for the rest.

The proposed way to disable proxy settings in Windows 10 disables the settings in the browser. After eliminating the reasons that provoked the decision to disconnect, the proxy server can be connected again by following the recommendations provided in the article

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