How to Enter Proxy Settings in Firefox

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Many companies and organizations use firewalls to block outside users from accessing their Internet connection. In order for you to access the Internet connection of your own organization, you will need to enter proxy settings within Firefox before you can connect to the Internet. Find out how to enter these proxy settings into your Firefox browser by following the steps below.

Things You'll Need

  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0

Step 1

Start the Mozilla Firefox 2.0 browser by double-clicking on the Firefox icon that was created when Firefox was installed.

Step 2

Choose on the "Tools" menu, and click on "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Advanced" tab at the top of the "Options" dialog box to display the advanced settings for your Firefox browser.

Step 4

Select the gray "Network" tab near the top of the "Options" dialog box.

Step 5

Click the "Settings" button under the "Connection" category in the "Options" dialog box to bring up the "Connection Settings" dialog box.

Step 6

Select the "Manual proxy configuration" radio button. The text boxes below the selection will now be enabled so you can enter the proxy settings for your Firefox browser.

Step 7

Type in the proxy server address and configuration port in the appropriate text boxes for your Internet settings. If you don't know your server address or configuration port, contact your system administrator. Click the "OK" button on both dialog boxes to enter the proxy settings.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can download Firefox 2.0 for free by visiting the Firefox website.

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