Wi-Fi Network Customization

Say,

We have a proxy server at the one WiFi location and the second location has no proxy server.
Each time we move from WiFi network to another - we are forced to change settings to allow proxy server to work accurately in order for the regular WiFi to work.

Is there a way to set-up separate profiles so that when we change between networks - it will automatically detect which network we are on/using from the WiFi device at each network.

TX
shaunwinginAsked:
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Craig BeckCommented:
Use a WPAD entry in DHCP and just leave each laptop with the 'Automatically Detect Settings' option enabled.

This will automatically give the proxy server address to the laptop when it connects to the network at the site with the proxy.

Have a look here... (and the links within)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc995062.aspx
shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
This is a little beyond my nw skills - pls give screen shot example - assuming a simply proxy setup  ....
Craig BeckCommented:
This will explain a lot better than me...

http://findproxyforurl.com/deploying-wpad/

If that's too much for you to get your head around, try a PAC file instead...

http://techlib.barracuda.com/display/WSFLEXV41/How+to+Configure+Proxy+Settings+Using+PAC+Files+and+WPAD
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Still a little involved - and not sure I understand it ... Is there not a simpler wireless profile selection option available?
shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Also don't know if the webserver is correctly configured at client
Mohammed RahmanSenior Operation SpecialistCommented:
Assuming you are referring to changing settings in IE and have to use proxy settings at one location (Proxy ON) and no proxy at other location (proxy OFF); you can use below program to toggle proxy ON and OFF instantly.

Proxy Toggle

I think Proxy Switcher should be of great help to you.


What is Proxy Switcher?

Proxy Switcher allows you to automatically execute actions, based on the detected network connection. As the name indicates, Proxy Switcher comes with some default actions, for example setting proxy settings for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera.

Now you do not longer need a bunch of clicks to set the proxy for a specific network. Just configure Proxy Switcher to automatically detect a network and execute all actions you like.

Another one :) Auto Proxy Switcher

Hope, this helps :-)

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