How to Use the Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses

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How to Use the Bypass Proxy Server for Local Addresses
Bypass the proxy for local IP address connections. (computer image by blaine stiger from

Whenever you use a proxy in Internet Explorer, you can set it so that the proxy server is not used whenever you access local IP addresses. This is useful when you are on a local network and don't need to mask your IP address when connecting to other computers on the network.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Proxy server IP Address and port number

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  1. 1

    Open Internet Explorer and click on the "Tools" and then "Internet Options" buttons.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Connections" tab and then click on "LAN Settings."

  3. 3

    Click on the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" checkbox and enter the IP address and proxy number of your proxy into the window.

  4. 4

    Click the "Bypass proxy server for local connections" check box if you don't want to use the proxy for local IP addresses.

  5. 5

    Click the "OK" button two times to apply the settings changes.

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