How to Configure a Proxy Server on a Chromebook
Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and other Chrome OS devices allow you to set a proxy server through which you can route your may be required to access the Internet on some networks—for example, on business or school networks.
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Generally, you’ll use a proxy if your school or work provides it to you. You could also use a proxy to hide your IP address or access geoblocked websites that aren’t available in your country, but we recommend a VPN for that instead. If you need to set up a proxy for school or work, get the necessary credentials from them and read on.
You can set a proxy in Chromebook’s network connection settings. To access this screen, click the panel at the bottom-right corner of your Chrome OS desktop and select “Settings” or click menu > Settings in a Chrome browser window.
If your current Wi-Fi network is a “shared network”—that is, if you share the Wi-Fi network connection details with anyone who signs into your Chromebook—you’ll need to enable the “Allow proxies for shared networks” option under Internet Connection at the top of your settings screen. If you don’t, the Proxy configuration screen will tell you to enable this option before you can configure a proxy.
This option is disabled by default because it prevents other people on the Chromebook from modifying the shared network connection’s settings to route your web traffic through a proxy without your permission.
Then, click the name of the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to under “Internet connection. ” Click the name of that Wi-Fi network in the menu that appears to change its settings.
Each Wi-Fi network has its own proxy settings. If you want to use the same proxy while connected to multiple Wi-Fi networks, you’ll need to configure this multiple times—once for each network.
Click the “Proxy” tab to access the proxy settings for the network you selected.
By default, “Direct Internet connection” is selected here. This means your Chromebook won’t use a proxy while connected to this Wi-Fi network.
To have your Chromebook automatically detect and apply proxy settings, select “Automatic proxy configuration”.
If you select this option, your Chromebook will use the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol, or WPAD, to automatically detect whether a proxy is necessary and automatically enter the proxy settings if one is. This protocol is often used on business and school networks, for example. If the network you’re connected to doesn’t provide a network via WPAD, your Chromebook won’t use a proxy.
If WPAD is used to discover a proxy, its address will be displayed in the “Web Proxy Auto Discovery URL” box here.
To have your Chromebook get its proxy settings from an automatic proxy configuration script, check the “Use an autoconfiguration URL” and enter the address of the proxy configuration script, or file.
If you select this option, your Chromebook will use the proxy configuration script instead of WPAD to configure its proxy. If you need to use a proxy auto-configuration script, your network administrator or proxy provider will provide you with the address of the script.
To manually enter your proxy settings, select “Manual proxy configuration”.
You can choose to either use the same proxy for HTTP, Secure HTTP (HTTPS), FTP, and SOCKS protocols, or use a separate proxy for each. Your proxy provider will tell you if you need to use separate proxy addresses for different protocols.
In most cases, you’ll want to check “Use the same proxy for all protocols”. Enter the proxy’s address into the “HTTP proxy” box and its port number into the “Port” box. The organization that provides you with your proxy will provide these details.
To provide separate proxy addresses for different protocols, uncheck the “Use the same proxy for all protocols” box. Enter separate proxy addresses and port numbers for the different protocols here. Your Chromebook will send your traffic to different proxies depending based on which protocol the connection uses. So, when you access “, your Chromebook will send your traffic to the HTTP proxy. When you access “, your Chromebook will send your traffic to the Secure HTTP proxy.
The “Do not use the proxy settings for these hosts and domains” box allows you to configure a list of host and domain names that your Chromebook will bypass the proxy for. By default, this box is empty.
For example, if you entered into the box, your Chromebook would connect to directly, bypassing the proxy. You can enter as many host names or domain names as you like. Type the host name or domain name into the box here and click “Add”.
This feature is often used to bypass host names on the local network. For example, if your organization has a web server on its local network and you access it at server/, you may want to enter server into the box. When you connect to server/, you’ll connect directly without going through the proxy.
If you’re not sure which settings you need, just leave this box empty. Your organization will tell you if you need to bypass the proxy for specific host or domain names.
Click the “Close” button when you’re done here.
If there’s a problem with your proxy configuration—for example, if the proxy server goes down or if you enter the proxy configuration incorrectly—you’ll see a “There is no Internet connection” message when you attempt to access the web. More specifically, you’ll see an “”ERR_PROXY_CONNECTION_FAILED” message at the bottom of the error screen. You’ll need to fix your proxy settings before continuing.
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How to Configure a Proxy Server on Your iPhone or iPad – iPhoneHacks
Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in How To
iOS has a feature that allows you to set up a proxy so that all the network requests from your device are forwarded to a proxy server. This is usually used on business and school networks and can also be used for hiding your IP address or accessing websites that are blocked in your region.
Configuring a proxy server on your iPhone is quite simple. All you need is the credential details of the proxy server, which will then be used to set up the proxy on your device. Here’s how you can configure and use a proxy server on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
How to Configure and Use Proxy on iPhone or iPad
Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to WiFi.
Step 2: Tap the name of the WiFi network you’re connected to.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom and you’ll find a section for HTTP Proxy. This is set to Off by default. You can either set it to ‘Auto’ for automatic proxy detection or ‘Manual’ for manually configuring the proxy settings.
If you select ‘Auto’, a new field is shown for URL. Enter the address of the proxy auto-configuration script into the URL field.
If you have the proxy server’s address and port, then choose ‘Manual’ and continue with the steps below.
Step 5: Enter the address of the proxy server into the ‘Server’ field and then enter the port number.
Step 6: If the server requires a username and password, turn on the Authentication toggle and enter the necessary details.
Step 7: Once you’ve entered all the details correctly, your device will now forward all the network requests to the configured proxy server. If you can access websites or the internet without getting any errors, it means that the proxy configuration is correct.
That’s all you need to do to configure and use a proxy on your iPhone or iPad. If you are unable to access the internet after enabling proxy, it means that the proxy credentials are incorrect or that the proxy server has issues.
Fix connection problems – Chromebook Help – Google Support
Send feedback help content & informationGeneral Help Center experience If you have trouble connecting your Chromebook to the internet, try the steps below. Test your Chromebook after each step to check if the problem is fixed.
If you still have trouble after you try these steps, contact your Chromebook manufacturer.
Can’t connect to Wi-Fi
Make sure Wi-Fi is on.
Check that the network you want to connect to works with your Chromebook.
Can’t connect to other networks
Problems connecting to wired networks
Make sure your Chromebook is connected to the router with a working Ethernet cable or USB adapter.
At the bottom right, select the time. If your Chromebook is connected properly, you’ll see Connected to Ethernet.
Try connecting a different computer to the router. If it connects properly, you might need a different cable or USB Ethernet adapter.
Problems connecting to mobile networks (US)
Make sure your Chromebook can connect to mobile networks, and that your connection is on.
Restart your Chromebook.
Make sure the T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless network is turned on. Call your mobile carrier if you have problems connecting.
You can also try switching mobile carriers:
Sign in to your Chromebook as a guest.
Press Ctrl + Alt + t to open a terminal window.
Type this command: modem_set_carrier Generic UMTS
Type exit and press Enter again.
Turn off the Chromebook.
Insert a SIM card from a different mobile carrier.
Turn on the Chromebook.
To switch back to Verizon, open a terminal window and type this command:
modem_set_carrier Verizon Wireless
To switch back to T-Mobile, open a terminal window and type this command:
Problems connecting to mobile networks (outside the US)
Check that your SIM is activated. If you’re still having problems, contact your carrier.
You might need a PIN to unlock the SIM card. If you don’t know the PIN, call your carrier or use mobile data roaming.
Problems connecting to captive portal networks that require sign-in
Your device may have issues connecting to the internet if the network you’re on requires you to sign in and accept an agreement to use the internet. This agreement is known as a captive portal sign-in page.
Locate the network sign-in page: Browse websites like that the network might redirect to its landing page.
Tip: Enter URLs that begin with.
Turn off extensions: If you can’t find the network sign-in page, turn off any extensions that you’ve installed on Chrome. Learn how to uninstall extensions.
If you’re able to complete the sign-in but still can’t get online:
Disconnect and reconnect to the network.
Use your phone or another device to check if you can connect to the network. If you can’t sign in from another device, there could be an issue with the network.
Ask the owner of the network if the network offers internet access.
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Frequently Asked Questions about allow proxies for shared networks
What does enable proxy mean?
iOS has a feature that allows you to set up a proxy so that all the network requests from your device are forwarded to a proxy server. This is usually used on business and school networks and can also be used for hiding your IP address or accessing websites that are blocked in your region.Feb 22, 2017
Why will my Chromebook not connect to the internet?
Make sure your Chromebook is connected to the router with a working Ethernet cable or USB adapter. At the bottom right, select the time. … Try connecting a different computer to the router. If it connects properly, you might need a different cable or USB Ethernet adapter.
Should proxy be on or off?
Answer: A: Unless you are using an HTTP Proxy (Doubtful), HTTP Proxy should be set to Off.Apr 24, 2021