These settings work for Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.
The new fresh proxies are used to tell Internet Explorer the network address of an intermediary server called proxy server that is used between the browser and the Internet on some networks. Generally you should change the proxy settings if you are connected to the Internet through a limited network. Internet Explorer automatically detects proxy settings. However, it is possible to manually set a proxy with information provided by your network administrator. Here’s how:
To change the proxy server settings
If you follow the steps to change proxy server settings and you still find that the address you type for a new proxy server is not saved, check these:
If you enter a URL or Internet address for the proxy server, ensure that you are using forward slashes (/) instead of backslashes (\) when typing the address. For example, you must type http://servername and not http: \ \ servername.
If you enter a local network address for the proxy server, make sure you use backslashes (\) rather than forward slashes (/). For example, you must type \ \ servername, not / / servername.