How to Change and Configure Network Proxy Settings in Windows 10


Network proxy settings are a feature of Windows that allows computers to connect to the Internet via the proxy server. They are used for many reasons, including improving security and decreasing bandwidth usage.

How to Use a Proxy in Windows 10

It is important to correctly configure a proxy server correctly on Windows 10. This can help protect you from identity theft and malicious websites and also improve your browsing experience.

How to modify the settings of your proxy in Windows: Automatically Find Settings or Manually Setup Your Proxy

The first step is to enable the automatic detection of proxy settings using WPAD. This feature is commonly utilized by organizations to control access to and protect their digital assets. To turn on this feature, open Windows Settings and go to Network & Internet > Proxy.

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

How to Manually configure a Windows Proxy Service: Configure the Script Field

Some proxy servers require you to enter an address for scripting before they can be set up. This address can be a URL or a.pac file that Windows uses to configure. When you’re done, enter it in the Script address box and save it.

Alternativly, you can disable scripts by editing the Registry. This is a risky process therefore, only do it only if you’re confident that you will be able to restore your settings without causing damage to your computer.

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