A proxy server sits between your machine and your ISP. In most organizations, proxies are configured by network admins to filter and/or monitor inbound and outbound web traffic from employee computers.
Settings App (Windows 10) to find proxy settings
1. Click on Start, then click on the gear icon (Settings) at the far left.
2. In the Windows Settings menu, click on Network & Internet.
3. In the left pane, click on Proxy.
4. Here you have all the settings that are related to setting up a proxy in Windows. It’s split into two configurations: Automatic or Manual proxy setup.
Control Panel (all Windows versions) to find proxy settings
In any Windows version, you can find the proxy settings via the Control Panel on your computer.
1. Click on Start and open the Control Panel. Then click on Internet Options.
2. In the Internet Options, go to Connections > LAN settings.
3. Here you have all the settings that are related to setting up a proxy in Windows. It’s basically split into two configurations: either Automatic configuration or Proxy Server setup.
Proxy Settings in OS X
1. On OS X, you have to view the proxy settings in System Preferences. This is where most browsers check automatically. However, each browser has a settings page to configure proxy settings as well.
2. Open System Preferences and click on Network.
3. On the left-hand side, click on an active network connection. Note that you can have different proxy settings for different network connections. Click on the Advanced button on the bottom right.
4. Click on the Proxies tab, and you’ll see a list of proxy protocols you can configure.
On Linux, finding your proxy settings will depend on what distribution you are running. Mostly, the procedure would be similar for the various distributions.
1. On Ubuntu, open System Settings from the launcher and scroll down to Hardware. Click on Network.
2. Click on Network Proxy, you can choose from Automatic or Manual.