Wireless network proxy settings for laptop ?

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2006-11-18

This is my set up, 1 x main PC with wired connection via a BELKIN WIRELESS USB Hub, the hub allows wired + wireless connections.
I have my wifes work laptop, trying to connect to the internet via the hub, becuase the laptop is a works laptop it is configured to use a proxy server, now in the internet options and LAN settings there is some exceptions to by pass the proxy server, i can browse to these websites (mainly work related websites), so i need to put another exception into the 'bypass proxy server settings' - but what do i put in ? i have tried 192.168.2.* which is the IP of my wireless set up

Please advise
Question by:Molko
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    Accepted Solution

    I could advise you here, but it is probably best to have your wife check with her tech-support staff for the best solution there. I know with my company the user's local login to their work laptops don't even have enough permissions to adjust anything system or network related. While this is a hassle for the users, security is the name of the game.

    With our laptops they have VPN software which initializes before they are allowed to connect to the internet. That way they still use our office proxies and comply with the security policies of our network (content filtering, etc...). Not to say her network is done the same way, but hard to say.

    After all that, if you are still with me, you can always install Netscape, Mozilla, or Firefox browsers as they use their own connection settings and will allow internet functionality without adjusting the laptops intrinsic settings.

    Without knowing exactly whet her work network has going on, the propensity for major problems is high with adjusting the network settings willy-nilly.


    Expert Comment

    what is your wife's local subnet adress ?

    and what is your wife's local domain ?

    Some browser have their own syntax.
    If you are using Internet Explorer, you can write in field "Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning ... " with "192.168.2.*; *"

    If you are using Mozilla Firefox, you can write in field "No Proxy For" with "192.168.2. ;"


    Author Comment

    any more ideas ? or perhaps just use Firefox instead ?


    Author Comment

    I tried

    If you are using Internet Explorer, you can write in field "Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning ... " with "192.168.2.*; *"

    and it didn't work

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