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    Proxy changing utility

    I work in a school environment that uses a proxy server. When my teachers go home and use their home networks, they can't because of the preset proxy server we have configured on their laptops. I have done some registry imports that will enable them to turn the proxy on and off, but prefer not to do it this way. Does anyone know of an easy utility (freeware preferably) that will enable a user to quickly change proxy settings?

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    Re: Proxy changing utility

    Denise,
    What browser and version are you using? Can't you configure it to automatically detect the proxy settings? That should have it work in either environment.

    Joe
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    Re: Proxy changing utility

    No, in our location, we have to manually set our proxy server and proxy port #. Those who have it to automatically detect do not get through to the internet until I manually set the proxy. We use IE 6 in a 98se, w2000, and XP environment.

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    Re: Proxy changing utility

    Denise,
    What kind of network environment do you logon to at work? Is it domain based or workgroup or non-MS? Can't you have a script that runs at logon to set the proxy?

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    Re: Proxy changing utility

    Do you have a LAN at school?
    Do your teachers use dial up connections at home?

    Internet Explorer uses a separate proxy setting for each dial up connection, so it should be very easy to configure this, unless the teachers have LANs at home too.

    StuartR

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