How to Configure Network Proxy Settings in Windows 10

Proxies offer many benefits to your network, such as extra security and bandwidth savings. You can set them up at your home if experiencing a slow connection. You can change the proxy settings in Windows 10 through the Settings app or Control Panel. If you use a proxy for school or work, ensure that the Automatic detection settings and Use setup scripts are On under the Automatic proxy Setup section.

To change your settings manually to alter your settings manually, you can open the Internet Options window through the Control Panel or by searching for “Internet options” in the Search bar. Open the LAN settings by clicking the Advanced tab. Enter your proxy provider data in the Address and Port fields. Then, check the box Use a proxy server for your LAN and close the Internet Options window.

Sometimes, malware may mess with your proxy settings for your network to prevent you from being online. If the error message “Windows cannot automatically detect this network’s proxy settings” persists, run a scan using an anti-malware program to determine if this can help.

If the error continues, you can try resetting your proxy settings via the Registry. Be careful, as modifying the Registry can cause irreparable system damage. We recommend creating an initial backup before you begin this method. To do this, press the Win + R keys simultaneously. Enter cmd. This will launch the classic Command Prompt.

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