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Is there a to automatically use a proxy server when connecting to a network?

Asked by jdvanderk (150 points ) February 5th, 2008

So there’s a place I go to, and in order to connect to the internet I have to set my browser up to go through a proxy server (tools/internet options/advanced/network/settings in firefox). This works fine, its just a pain to do this every time, is there a way to change my network settings so that I automatically use the proxy server when connecting to this network, but not on any other network?

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MedivhX's avatar

Use FoxyProxy Firefox extension :)

jdvanderk's avatar

@MedivhX—> thanks for the help but…FoxyProxy lets you assign certain proxy servers to be automatically used for different URL browsing patterns. Which is cool, but doesnt help to resolve my problem, i need to easily (automatically if possible) use a certain proxy server for one wireless network but not others. Any suggestions?

drive_by_dev's avatar

what OS? Location settings for the different network connections should do the trick.

jdvanderk's avatar

Vista home premium, not sure how to access those settings, but that sounds promising

winblowzxp's avatar

There’s really no real way to automatically go from no proxy to proxy. Automatic browser settings are pretty much useless, since a proxy server doesn’t advertise that it is as such.

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