Tech Tip 14 - When to turn Proxy Settings On or Off

Published: 9/26/2012 8:06 AM

​If you’ve ever taken your laptop home, away on business, or have plans to do so in the future, you’ll want to know how to turn off/on the KDE proxy settings.

 

In simple terms, a proxy server is a computer system that acts as a gate keeper between your computer and the Internet. To help you know when to connect to the KDE proxy and when not to, we’ve drafted a few instructions below.  For detailed instructions on how to turn off and on the proxy, please visit the archive link below and we’ve posted detailed instructions with screenshots in the Tech Tips online archive. 
 
Enable the Proxy if you want to connect to the Internet and you’re…
…connected on the KDE network
…connected to the KDE staff wireless
…outside the office connected via a home or hotel wireless network AND you’re connected to the VPN. 
 
Disable the Proxy if you want to connect to the Internet and you...
 …have your KDE laptop connected to your home network
…have your KDE laptop on the road with you and you’re connected via hotel wireless, airport wireless, or any other WiFi hotspot.
 
 
Instructions for turning the Proxy on in Internet Explorer 7.
 
Instructions for turning the Proxy off in Internet Explorer 7.

TurningproxyoffinIE7.docTurningproxyoffinIE7.doc
TurningproxyoffinIE7[1].pdfTurningproxyoffinIE7[1].pdf


Published 2/26/2010

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