How to setup a proxy in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers the capacity to set up a proxy server from its Settings application without needing to install any other software. This permits you to hide your real IP while surfing the web. The proxy server, which acts as an intermediary between your Windows 10 device and the internet, is used to access online content from all web browsers that you have installed, as well as the Windows 10 apps from the Microsoft Store.

How do you configure proxy settings in Windows 10

1. Open the Settings app or just press Windows + I on your keyboard.

2. Go to Network & Internet tab.

3. Go to Proxy and there will be two separate sections that can be configured: “Automatic proxy setup” and “Manual proxy setup.”

How to set a proxy server on Windows 10 with an automatic setup script

Go to the “Automatic proxy setup” section. Here, check if the automatic detection of proxy settings is enabled and then turn the “Use setup script” switch On. Finally, type the URL of the proxy in the “Script address” field and press Save.

How to manually set a proxy server in Windows 10

“Manual proxy setup” section, turn the “Manual proxy server” switch On. In the manual configuration of a proxy requires you to have a specific IP address (or hostname )and port number for the server that you want to use. After you obtain this information, you have to enter it in the Address and Port fields.

How do I disable my proxy server in Windows 10?

In order to do this you have to go to the Windows 10 proxy settings again. Open Settings, just like you did when you set up the proxy server, and go to Network & Internet and then to Proxy. If you have enabled a proxy with an automatic setup script, set the “Use setup script” switch Off and for a manually configured proxy server, set the “Use a proxy server” switch Off.


Windows 10 remembers your proxy settings so next time you want to use the proxy you just enable it (this applies if none of the proxy settings changed)