How to Configure Network Proxy Settings in Windows 10

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Proxies offer a wide range of advantages to network connections, such as extra security and bandwidth savings. You can set them up in your home if experiencing slow connections. It is possible to configure proxy settings in Windows 10 through the Settings app or Control Panel. If you use an internet proxy for work or school, make sure that you enable the Automatic detection of settings and the Use setup script switch is on in the Automatic Proxy Setup section.

To change your settings manually to alter your settings manually, you can open the Internet Options window via the Control Panel or by searching for “Internet options” in the Search bar. Click the Advanced tab and open the LAN settings. In the Address and Port fields, enter your proxy provider’s data. Check the box to use a proxy server for your local area network and close the Internet Options Window.

Sometimes, malware may mess with your network’s proxy settings to block you from getting online. If the error “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings” persists you should run a scan with an anti-malware tool and see if it can help.

If the error still persists, try changing proxy settings via the Registry. Be cautious since altering the Registry could cause irreparable damage to your system. Before attempting this method, we recommend making a backup. To do this, hold down the Win + R keys simultaneously. Enter cmd, then press Enter. This will launch the classic Command Prompt.