Kitz ADSL Broadband Information
adsl spacer  
Support this site
Home Broadband ISPs Tech Routers Wiki Forum
 
     
   Compare ISP   Rate your ISP
   Glossary   Glossary
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: windows 10 proxy settings  (Read 393 times)

neil

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
windows 10 proxy settings
« on: March 04, 2020, 10:12:42 PM »

Hi,
I just want to what kind of settings i need to use for proxy? Should i turn on auto detect settings or not?
Automatically detect settings was on before i think by default.
What are the pros and cons of using these built in widows 10 settings.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2020, 10:15:41 PM by neil »
Logged

Alex Atkin UK

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1176
    • My Broadband History
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 12:50:13 AM »

I believe Auto Detect is for when you only have Internet access via a proxy.  If you have a normal gateway, auto detect will always use that.

I have no idea how it works, never known anyone use it.
Logged
Exchange: INTAKE (ECI DSLAM) Router: pfSense (i5-7200U) ISP/Modems: Zen (Home Hub 5A running OpenWrt) + Plusnet (VMG-3925-B10B) WiFi: Ubiquiti nanoHD

neil

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2020, 11:02:10 AM »

I believe Auto Detect is for when you only have Internet access via a proxy.  If you have a normal gateway, auto detect will always use that.

I have no idea how it works, never known anyone use it.
yeah it is confusing that's why i asked here
Logged

burakkucat

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 29473
  • Over the Rainbow Bridge
    • The ELRepo Project
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 04:13:32 PM »

Unless you know, for definite, that your Internet access is via a proxy server then leave all of those configuration options set to off.
Logged
:cat:  100% Linux and, previously, Unix. Co-founder of the ELRepo Project.

Please consider making a donation to support the running of this site.

neil

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 05:22:07 PM »

Unless you know, for definite, that your Internet access is via a proxy server then leave all of those configuration options set to off.

from local ISP. I dont know it is via proxy server but is there any security risks with these options on or off
Logged

licquorice

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 733
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 05:44:22 PM »

If you are just connecting to your ISP, you are not connecting via a proxy server. leave the settings set to off.
Logged

neil

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2020, 07:23:07 PM »

If you are just connecting to your ISP, you are not connecting via a proxy server. leave the settings set to off.
ok thanks
Logged

petef

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 09:28:31 PM »

An example of a proxy server would be on a company intranet where the firewall blocked all direct web access. The proxy server would then manage all the web traffic.
Logged

neil

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 02:26:35 PM »

An example of a proxy server would be on a company intranet where the firewall blocked all direct web access. The proxy server would then manage all the web traffic.
it is still going over my head. like a vpn? please explain it in simple terms
Logged

licquorice

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 733
Re: windows 10 proxy settings
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 02:38:53 PM »

Your employer isn't very keen on you spending all your time on Facebook when you should be working so they only allow you to connect to the internet via a proxy server that has been configured to block Facebook. For facebook read a multitude of forbidden sites.
Logged
 

anything