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What’s a proxy server and how do I get it so my computer can connect to the internet?

January 11, 2012 by admin  
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Question by : What’s a proxy server and how do I get it so my computer can connect to the internet?

My computer says detecting proxy settings then I dunno if it finds it and then goes to page cannot be displayed help

Best answer:

Answer by Dude
If this happened all of the sudden, then it means you are not connected to the internet properly.

When the pc can’t find the internet, it falls back on looking for a proxy server, but that’s not your issue.

reboot your modem, router and PC and see if it fixes.

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6 Responses to “What’s a proxy server and how do I get it so my computer can connect to the internet?”
  1. Kalacia says:

    You dont need a proxy to get online, its used by some people to provide additonal security and possibly to get around security, it can also be used to get saved files on your ISPs servers rather than using the sites servers. It can speed up connections…sometimes, it can also slow them down. So if you do want to use one, do your reserch first.

    If you are getting page cannot be displayed it could be a fault with your internet connecton, or just that site itself. Reboot the modem, test other sites etc. If you are getting issues with certain sites post the problem here and im sure some1 will help out…

  2. Proxy says:

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