How to Configure Network Proxy Settings in Windows 10

How to Configure Network Proxy Settings in Windows 10

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Proxies offer a variety of benefits to networks including extra security and bandwidth savings. They are commonly used in business and school settings, but you can also install them at home if your connection speed becomes slower. Windows 10’s Settings app and Control Panel are where you can set proxy settings. If you’re using a proxy for work or school make sure that the Automatic detection settings and Use setup script switches are enabled under the Automatic proxy Setup section.

Open the Internet Options window by clicking on the Control Panel icon or by typing “Internet options” into the search bar. Click the Advanced tab and open the LAN settings. In the Address and Port fields, type in your proxy provider’s data. Then, check the box that says Use an external proxy server for your LAN, and close the Internet Options window.

Sometimes, malware can mess with your network’s proxy settings to block you from connecting online. If the error message “Windows could not detect this network’s proxy settings” continues, run a scan using an anti-malware application and check if it helps.

If the problem persists, you can try resetting the proxy settings through the Registry. Be cautious, as changing the Registry can cause irreparable system damage. We recommend creating backups before proceeding with this method. To do this, press the Win + R keys at the same time. Type cmd and press Enter. This will launch the traditional Command Prompt.

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