How to find a proxy server port number

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How to find a proxy server port number
You can find the port number of your proxy server. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between your network and the Internet. It also filters the requests from each computer for content. Two pieces of information are necessary to configure a proxy server connection on your machine: the IP address of the server and the port number. The proxy server is usually a computer system on your network, but you can check the settings, including the port number, from your machine.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open your Internet Explorer browser.

  2. 2

    Click on "Tools" tab in the top menu bar.

  3. 3

    Click on "Internet Options."

  4. 4

    Click on the "Connections" tab.

  5. 5

    Click on the "LAN Settings" button in the bottom portion of the window.

  6. 6

    Click on "Advanced" under the "Proxy Server" section to see the proxy server settings of your local area network. The port number will be next to the IP address.

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