How to Find My HTTP Proxy Port Number

The proxy server acts as a mediator between the client machine and the main server. Requests sent from the client machine are first routed to the proxy server. These requests are then validated based on a series of filters. If the request is valid then the proxy server allows the client machine to retrieve the information from the source requested. Some of the uses of a proxy server are to restrict users from visiting specific websites, scan outbound content or restrict file and folder access depending on the client machine’s security level.

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Internet Explorer

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Open the Internet Explorer browser.

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Click on the “Tools” down arrow, and select the “Internet Options” option.

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Click the “Connections” tab.

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Click the “LAN settings” button. The "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" window will open. The proxy port number will be in the box labeled “Port.”

Firefox

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Open the Firefox browser.

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Click the “Tools” menu and select the “Options…” option.

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Select the “Advanced” icon.

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Click the “Network” tab.

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Click the “Settings…” button. The "Connection Settings" window will open. You can find the proxy port number in the "Port" box next to the "HTTP Proxy:" section.