You can configure Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer to use a proxy server like Squid to connect to the Internet. A proxy server reduces bandwidth requirements and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. This page will show you how to configure Firefox and Internet Explorer to use a proxy server.

Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3

Mozilla Firefox 31. Click Tools and click Options. This will show the Options window.
FF3 Options2. In the Options window, click Advanced.
FF3 Options3. Click the Network tab.
FF3 Options4. Click the Settings button. This will show the Connection Settings window.
FF3 Connection Settings5. In the Connection Settings window, select Manual proxy configuration and fill in the HTTP Proxy and Port fields. Next, check the Use this proxy server for all protocols. Click Ok when you are done. Click Ok again in the Options window.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 71. Click Tools and click Internet Options. This will show the Internet Options window.
IE7 Internet Options2. In the Internet Options window, click the Connections tab.
IE7 Internet Options3. In the Connections page, click the Lan settings button. This will display the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window.
IE7 LAN Settings4. In the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, fill in the Address and Port fields and check the Bypass proxy server for local addresses. Click Ok when you are done. Click Ok again in the Internet Options window.

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Posted on 10/19/2008 and last updated on 11/6/2009
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