How to add a proxy to the operating system

This article provides instructions on how to add a proxy to the system depending on your OS.

Windows 10 

Note: Other windows versions follow very similar steps. Check Windows documentation for more details.

  1. On your PC, select Start and then, Settings
  2. In Settings, select Network & Internet.
  3. In the left-hand pane, select Proxy at the very bottom.
  4. Manual Proxy Setup: Use a Proxy (ON).

macOS Big Sur

Note: Other versions of macOS/OSX follow very similar steps. Refer to macOS documentation for more details.

  1. Go to System Preferences > Network.
  2. On the left-hand side, select the connected or active network connection. Note: You can have different proxy settings for each type of network connection.
  3. Select the Advanced button
  4. Select the Proxies tab. There will be a list of different protocols you can configure.
  5. Select Web Proxy (HTTP) and enter the proxy server IP address, port number, username, and password.


Note: Most Linux distributions follow very similar steps. Refer to your distribution's documentation for more detailed steps on configuring proxy settings.

  1. Go to System Settings.  
  2. Scroll down to Hardware and then select Networking.
  3. Select on Network Proxy you can choose from Automatic or Manual.

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