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allizomeniz
 
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Post Posted August 14th, 2010, 12:42 pm

I have FF 3.6.8. In Options>Advanced>Network>Connection>Settings, where it says "Use system proxy settings," what settings is it referring to and how do find them in Vista? Appreciate it! :)

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Post Posted August 14th, 2010, 1:20 pm

A proxy server is basically another computer you go through to make your connections to the internet. Many corporate users are required to go through their corporate proxy server. If you ARE going through a proxy, you need to get the proxy parameters from your IT department. Here's a Wikipedia article on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server

This could also be a program on your own computer that you've set up to act as a proxy between you and the internet. In such cases, your Firefox connects to the proxy and the proxy connects to the internet. Any such program should come with detailed instructions regarding any needed proxy settings.

For most of us, there are no proxy settings used so you don't have to worry about it.
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Post Posted August 14th, 2010, 1:38 pm

Thanks makaiguy.

I have a web accelerator. Before I installed it my FF proxy setting was set to "No proxy." After I installed it, it changed the setting to "Use system proxy settings." I asked my ISP about it and they said to just leave it there. It's working okay so I assume the proxy settings are as they should be, but when it says "Use SYSTEM proxy settings" I'm assuming by "system" it means Vista. Does anyone know if I'm correct in this assumption? It sounds like Vista should have the proxy settings on it somewhere. If so, I'd like to know where they are. If not, does anyone know what it means by "SYSTEM?"

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Post Posted August 14th, 2010, 2:33 pm

Control Panel>Internet Options>Connections Tab.

LAN settings, that is what you are looking for. Chrome and Internet Explorer use this directly, Firefox gives you the option of customising it our using the system one like the others.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2010, 3:47 pm

Yes andy06, that's it. Spot on. Very much appreciated! :)

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