Checking the Network Proxy Settings in Windows 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Click on the Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen.
  • From here, click on Control Panel.

Control Panel

  • If your Control Panel looks like the one below, click on "View network status and tasks" under the Network and Internet heading.

Control Panel - Categories

 

Control Panel - Network and Sharing

  • From here, click on Internet Options in the bottom left.

Network and Sharing - Internet Options

  • If your Control Panel Window looks like the one below, click on Internet Options.

Control Panel - Icons

 

Control Panel - Icons - Internet Options

  • The Internet Options window that appears should look like the window below.

Internet Options

  • Click on the Connections tab at the top of the window. You should be presented by a window like the one below.

Internet Options - Connections Tab

  • Click on the LAN settings button at the bottom.

Internet Options - LAN Settings

  • A window like the one below should appear.

LAN Settings Window

  • From here, look in the section labeled Proxy server. In this section, there should be no checkboxes checked or any information in the text boxes. If any of the checkboxes are checked and/or there is information in the text boxes, clear them out and uncheck the boxes.
  • It is okay if the checkbox for "Automattically detect settings" is checked, but make sure that the "Use automatic sonfiguration script" box is unchecked.
  • Click the OK button.
  • Click Apply on the Connections tab window if you are able to and then click OK.

LAN Settings Window - Proxy Settings

 

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