Connect through a proxy server with AOL Desktop v10.1

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Connect through a proxy server with AOL Desktop v10.1

This article provides instructions for connecting to the Internet through a proxy server, when using the AOL Desktop v10.1™ software on a network or behind a firewall.

Configure Proxy Settings for the AOL Desktop v10.1 software

If you are using the AOL Desktop v10.1 software on a network, or behind a firewall that connects to the Internet through a proxy server, you may need to set your proxy settings to the proper configuration.

To check and update your proxy settings:
1. Click the Start button, then click Internet Explorer.
2. Click the Tools menu, then click Internet Options.
3. On the Internet Options window, click the Connections tab.
4. Under Local Area Network (LAN) settings, click the LAN Settings button.
5. Check the proxy settings under Proxy server:

  • If the Use a proxy server for your LAN box is clear and you are able to connect to the Internet through the Internet Explorer, no further action is required to modify proxy settings to use the AOL Desktop v10.1 software.
  • If the Use a proxy server for your LAN box has a check mark in it, click the Advanced... button to open the Proxy Settings window. The AOL Desktop v10.1 software requires a proxy address and port number in both the HTTP: and Secure: boxes, or, alternatively, one proxy address and port number in the Socks: box. Check with your network administrator for the correct settings to enter in the Proxy Settings window.

Note: The AOL Desktop v10.1 software does not support authentication from a proxy server for username and password. Check with your network administrator to turn off the request for authentication.

6. Click the OK button to close the Proxy Settings window.
7. Click the OK button to close the Local Area Network (LAN) settings window.
8. Click the OK button to close the Internet Options window.
9. Close Internet Explorer, then sign in to the AOL Desktop v10.1 software again.

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Last updated: 03-24-2011
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