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Activity 4.9


Configuring Internet Explorer (LAN)

Let us now look at the settings required for Internet connection via a LAN, that is, you are connecting to the Internet through a proxy server (an intermediary between an internal network and the Internet that retrieves files from web servers for you):

Open IE and select Internet Options from the Tools menu.

Click the Connection tab and click the LAN Settings button.

You have two options under Automatic Configuration, which usually requires no input from you unless the system administrator has set up files containing the automatic settings for IE.

Under Proxy server, click on Use a proxy server... and enter the IP address and the port number of the proxy server through which computers on the LAN will communicate with the Internet. Your network administrator should be able to give you these settings.

If your network has any local Web servers then select Bypass proxy server for local addresses. You can also add individual proxy servers using the Advanced window.

Click OK to accept these changes and test out your connection.

Note: If IE tries to dial out and you want to use the LAN then set the dial up to never dial.

You should now be able to access the Internet using IE over a network

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