How to configure system wide proxy settings in Windows

Microsoft Windows comes with a utility for configuring proxy setting for all applications running on the system. By default most applications use these settings for their proxy configuration unless specifically configured not to do so.

The system proxy setting can be set thus:

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

    1. Go to Control Panel, double click Internet Options.
    2. Select the Connections tab, click the LAN Settings button.

Windows Internet Property Connection tab

  1. Check Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).
    LAN proxy settings
  2. Enter the proxy server name and port number you where supplied on sign-up.
 
If you do not wish to configure proxy setting that affect all applications on the system, you may be able to configure each application individually. Please refer to your applications documentation for instructions of how to do so.

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