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what does proxy mean for computers and how should I set it to install yahoo messanger?

November 11, 2011 by admin  
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Question by michiganfan: what does proxy mean for computers and how should I set it to install yahoo messanger?

I”m trying to install messanger but it says my proxies are not correct.

I have windows XP on an HP laptop. As far as I know, I don’t have a firewall. I have McAfee security.

But my main questions are what are proxy settings, and how should I set them for my situation?
PLEASE READ THE QUESTION PEOPLE!

I don’t websites that will un-block things, I want to know what “proxy” means and what setting I should put them on to allow it to install yahoo messanger! I don’t need to know anything else!

thank you

Best answer:

Answer by zipto2197
you don’t need to…
just skip this option.

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2 Responses to “what does proxy mean for computers and how should I set it to install yahoo messanger?”
  1. scott S says:

    Here, you can unblock Myspace and the web without anyone knowing what your doing.
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  2. coffeedrinker56 says:

    Your ISP’s server is a “proxy” (which means “stand-in”, by the way), so is your router. So an incoming message travels like this (in a very short form): sender->sender’s proxies->your ISP->your router->your laptop. The messages that you are receiving pertain to either your ISP’s address (unlikely) or your network settings for your router and/or your laptop.
    If your router is working with your laptop already without Messenger, don’t change the router settings. Set your proxy settings on your laptop to “Automatically Detect” for both primary and DNS settings.

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