A proxy can be set up by an ISP to block or prevent a user from loading various types of websites onto their browser. If you want to load websites that are blocked you will need to bypass your ISP proxy. You can bypass an ISP proxy by setting your browser to use another proxy server. This is done by entering the proxy server address into the configuration settings of the browser.
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Click the Tools drop-down from the menu bar and select “Internet Options.”
Select the “Connections” tab and click the “LAN settings” button at the bottom of the window.
Put a check in the box for the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” option.
Enter the server address for the proxy server in the “Address:” field.
Click the “OK” button to save the change. Click the “OK” button to close the “Internet Options” window.
Click the Tools drop-down and select “Options.”
Click the “Advanced” button at the top and the select the “Network” tab.
Click the “Settings” button under the “Connection” section. Select the “Manual proxy configuration option” from the “Connection Settings” window. Type in the server address in the HTTP proxy field and 80 in the Port field.
Click the “OK” button to save the change. Click the “OK” button to close the “Options” window.
Tips and warnings
- If you do not want to manually configure a proxy in your browser you can use a free proxy server online.
- Some older versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox may have the proxy setting located in a different place.
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