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Use Proxy Servers with Internet Explorer - Browsers

Use Proxy Servers with Internet Explorer – Browsers

Use Proxy Servers with Internet Explorer – Browsers | Microsoft Docs
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07/14/2020
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Important
The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022 (for a list of what’s in scope, see the FAQ). The same IE11 apps and sites you use today can open in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode. Learn more here.
This article discusses how to use Microsoft Internet Explorer in proxy environments.
Original product version: Internet Explorer
Original KB number: 4551930
Bypass proxy servers for web requests
Some network requests have to bypass the proxy. The most common reason is for local (intranet) addresses. Generally, these addresses don’t contain periods.
To bypass the proxy, select the Bypass proxy server for local (intranet) addresses check box in the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box. This method bypasses the proxy for all addresses that don’t contain a period (for example, compserv). These addresses will also be resolved directly.
To bypass more complex addresses, set up exceptions for specific addresses or wildcards by using either of the following procedures.
Use the browser settings
If you’re configuring proxy settings on a user’s computer after the deployment, follow these steps:
In Internet Explorer, open the Tools menu, and then select Internet Options.
On the Connections tab, select LAN Settings.
In the Local Area Network Settings dialog box, select the Use a proxy server for your LAN settings check box.
Select the Advanced tab, and enter the appropriate exceptions in the Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with: box.
Note
Multiple exceptions should be separated by semicolons (“;”).
For more information, see Internet Explorer uses Proxy Server for Local IP address even if the “Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses” option is turned on.
Use the Proxy setting in the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard
For more information about this method, see Use the Proxy Settings page in the IEAK 11 Wizard.
Use Group Policy
In earlier versions of the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) is used to configure Internet Explorer settings by using Group Policy. In Windows 8, the IEM settings have been deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (), and the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10).
To configure the proxy setting through a group policy, see How to configure Proxy Settings for Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 as IEM is not available.
More information
A proxy bypass entry may begin by using an,, ftp, or gopher protocol type.
If a protocol type is used, the exception entry applies only to requests for that protocol.
The protocol value is case insensitive. Multiple entries should be separated by semicolons.
If no protocol is specified, any request that uses the address will be bypassed.
If a protocol is specified, requests that use the address will be bypassed only if they are of the indicated protocol type. Address entries are case insensitive, the same as they are for the protocol type.
If a port number is given, the request is processed only if all previous requirements are met and the request uses the specified port number.
To bypass servers, use an asterisk (“*”) as a wildcard to replace actual characters in the exceptions area of the Proxy Settings dialog box.
Enter a wildcard at the beginning of an Internet address, IP address, or domain name that has a common ending. For example, use *. to bypass any entries that end in., such as and
Enter a wildcard in the middle of an Internet address, IP address, or domain name that has a common beginning and ending. For example, the entry * matches any entry that starts as www and ends as com.
Enter a wildcard at the end of an Internet address, IP address, or domain name that has a common beginning. For example, use to bypass any entries that begin as ,such as,, and
To bypass addresses that have similar patterns, use multiple wildcards. For example, use 123. 1*. 66. * to bypass addresses such as 123. 144. 12, 123. 133. 15, and 123. 187. 13.
Use wildcards carefully. For example, the entry * causes Internet Explorer to bypass the proxy for most websites.
If you bypass the proxy for a local domain, use * This method doesn’t use the proxy for any computer name that ends in You can use the wildcard for any part of the name. For more information, see The Intranet Zone.
Proxy Auto Configuration (PAC)
Example of a simple PAC file
The following is a simple PAC file:
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
{
return “PROXY proxyserver:portnumber”;}
This PAC always returns the proxy proxyserver:portnumber. For more information about how to write a PAC file and the different functions of a PAC file, see Introduction of FindProxyForURL.
References
How can I configure Proxy AutoConfigURL Setting using Group Policy Preference (GPP)?
How to use GPP Registry to uncheck automatically detect settings?
How to configure a proxy server URL and Port using GPP Registry?
How to configure Group Policy Preference settings for Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8. 1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
Third-party information disclaimer
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
Auto configuration and auto proxy problems with Internet Explorer 11

Auto configuration and auto proxy problems with Internet Explorer 11

Auto configuration and auto proxy problems with Internet Explorer 11 (Internet Explorer 11 for IT Pros) – Internet Explorer | Microsoft Docs
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The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022. For a list of what’s in scope, see the FAQ. The same IE11 apps and sites you use today can open in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode. Learn more here.
You might experience some problems using automatic configuration and auto-proxy with Internet Explorer 11.
Branding changes aren’t distributed using automatic configuration
If you’ve turned on the Disable external branding of Internet Explorer Group Policy Object, you won’t be able to use automatic configuration to distribute your branding changes to your users’ computers. When this object is turned on, it prevents the branding of IE by a non-Microsoft company or entity, such as an Internet service provider or Internet content provider. For more information about automatic configuration, see Auto configuration settings for Internet Explorer 11 and Use the Automatic Configuration page in the IEAK 11 Wizard. For more information about Group Policy settings, see Group policy objects and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).
Proxy server setup issues
If you experience issues while setting up your proxy server, you can try these troubleshooting steps:
Check to make sure the proxy server address is right.
Check that both Automatically detect settings and Automatic configuration are turned on in the browser.
Check that the browser is pointing to the right automatic configuration script location.
To check your proxy server address
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then Connections.
Click Settings or LAN Settings, and then look at your proxy server address.
If you have multiple proxy servers, click Advanced to look at all of the additional IE11 uses a proxy server for local IP addresses, regardless whether you turned on the Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses option, see Internet Explorer Uses Proxy Server for Local IP Address Even if the “Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses” Option Is Turned On.
To check that you’ve turned on the correct settings
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click Connections.
Click Settings or LAN Settings.
In the Automatic configuration area, check that you’ve clicked the Automatically detect settings box. If you’ve turned on automatic configuration, check to make sure that you’ve also clicked the Use automatic configuration script at this point everything is set up correctly, but the proxy server still isn’t behaving properly, click the Detect my network settings box in the Error dialog box to try to detect the proxy server, again.
To check that you’re pointing to the correct automatic configuration script location
In the Automatic configuration area, check that you’ve chosen the Use automatic configuration script box, and that it has the correct location to your automatic configuration script or for your automatic proxy URL.
What Is a Proxy or Proxy Server - What Is My IP ®

What Is a Proxy or Proxy Server – What Is My IP ®

Proxy Server
A proxy server is basically another computer which serves as a hub through which internet requests are processed. By connecting through one of these servers, your computer sends your requests to the server which then processes your request and returns what you were wanting. Moreover, in this way it serves as an intermediary between your home machine and the rest of the computers on the internet. Proxies are used for a number of reasons such as to filter web content, to go around restrictions such as parental blocks, to screen downloads and uploads and to provide anonymity when surfing the internet.
Why Use a Proxy?
If you are wanting to surf the web anonymously then proxies can provide you with a means to hide your IP address from the rest of the world. By connecting to the internet through proxies, the public IP address of your machine will not be shown but rather the IP of the proxy server will be shown. This can provide you with more privacy then if you were simply connecting directly to the internet. To clarify, there are a number of proxies that can provide you with service. For instance, we searched and found several. Some are free and some charge a small fee, the choice is up to you but we have found that the paid services are more reliable, faster, and more secure.
How to Setup a Proxies With a Browser
Internet Explorer Settings
Click Tools (See image 1)
Choose Internet Options (See image 1)
Select the Connections Tab (See image 2)
Click LAN settings (See image 2)
Check the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” box (See image 3)
Enter the IP Address of the Server and the Port Number (See image 3)
Click OK (See image 3)
Use our Proxy Check tool to see if your settings worked
Firefox Settings
Click the Firefox Button(The button in the upper left corner)
Choose Options
Click Options in the new tab
Choose the Advanced Tab
Click Settings
Click Manual Proxy Settings
In the HTTP Proxy Box enter the IP Address of the Server and the Port number
Click OK
Google Chrome Settings
Click the Customize and Control Button(Button with the wrench picture in upper right corner
Select Under the Hood
Choose Change proxy settings
Click LAN Settings
Check the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” box
Enter the IP Address of the Server and the Port Number
Safari Settings
Select Safari
Choose Preferences
Click Advanced
Click Change Settings
Check the Web Proxy(HTTP) box
Click Apply Now
Proxy Detection
Firstly, are you truly hidden? In addition, we provide detection tool at Furthermore, if service is setup correctly you will see its IP address on the check page and you may receive a message that one was detected. Above all, it is impossible to detect all proxies. To clarify, we may not detect the one being used, but that does not mean that other sites can’t. Nor does it mean you are completely anonymous.

Frequently Asked Questions about ie proxy settings

Where is proxy settings in Internet Explorer 11?

To check your proxy server address On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then Connections. Click Settings or LAN Settings, and then look at your proxy server address. If you have multiple proxy servers, click Advanced to look at all of the additional addresses.Jul 27, 2017

What is proxy in Internet Explorer?

A proxy server is basically another computer which serves as a hub through which internet requests are processed. By connecting through one of these servers, your computer sends your requests to the server which then processes your request and returns what you were wanting.

What are network proxy settings?

The Network Proxy Settings window lets you enter automatic configuration settings, proxy settings, and proxy server authentication settings. The Network Proxy settings let you connect to the Internet while you perform tasks such as activating the service or accessing the support options.Jul 30, 2021

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