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I am trying to confugure my program it says "Direct Connection to Internet" or "Proxy server Config"

I am confused i am using  ADSL connection and ADSL router is it consider as a proxy

I tried to enter router's ip address 10.0.0.2 but I do not have any  port number to go with it. I tried port 80, but this does not work.

My coonection is fine, should i just select "Direct Connection " or "I hv to setup Proxy", it was fine before when i was using Dial Up connection , i used to select "Direct Connection to int"

thanx
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by:happyprogramming
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On my above case when should i consider as "PRoxy Connection" and when should i consider as "Direct Connection"?

I know direct connection is when connected to internet directly, and proxy for networked connection , but let me know in detail
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by:dramatix01
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Unless otherwise specified by your ISP, you should choose the Direct connection option.
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Ok, in detail!  Direct connection is exactly as it sounds... Directly connected to the internet.  You would enter a proxy server only if your ISP required you to do so or if you chose an anonymous proxy somewhere on the internet.  The purpose of a proxy server is caching of web pages.  It also provides a level of security.

Unless you have been told to do so, just select the Direct connection option.
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by:dramatix01
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You may also consider looking at this bit of info about proxy servers:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oi=defmore&q=define:Proxy+server

Just to help you better understand...
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by:DeathOfRats
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I agree with dramatix01... Proxy Connections are used when you are connecting through a Proxy Server.  Computers accounts that connect to the internet for business purposes through a corporate network are likely to require proxy configuration.  You are directly connected.
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by:happyprogramming
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So on this case my situation is not Proxy is that right, i can connect directly to internet, cofig as direct connection on my program.

So is that proxy is always provided by ISP? or

thanx
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by:DeathOfRats
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Yes.  You are correct.  You are not on a proxy server.

Proxy servers and Proxy setting information are provided by whoever owns the proxy server... usually your employer
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