How to Change Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer

How to Change Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer. Sometimes you need to connect to the Internet through a different server than the one you normally use. There could be a variety of reasons for this. Perhaps you need access to a remote computer that is set up on a foreign server. Your regular server may be down, prompting you to have to make a temporary change. Whenever you need to use a proxy server in this way, Internet Explorer is there to help.

Change Your Proxy Settings on Internet Explorer

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Power up your computer and open Internet Explorer. If it isn't already installed, visit the Microsoft Web site to download the latest version (see Resources below).

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Go to the 'Tools' tab.

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Select 'Internet Options.'

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Click on the 'Connections' tab.

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Hit the 'Settings' button.

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Look over the list of settings options, then click on the circle beside the one that you want.

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Click 'OK.' Your proxy settings have now been changed. If you want to change them again, simply follow these steps, but make a different selection from the settings options list before clicking 'OK.'