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Removing Old Proxy Server Settings

The Libraries implemented a new proxy server in Summer 2007 which does not require you to configure your web browser in order to use it. You may remove the settings in your browser for the old proxy server. Here's how.


Firefox 1.x Firefox 2.x
  1. select Tools
  2. select Options
  3. select Connections
  4. select the radio button in front of Direct connection to the Internet
  5. delete the http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac URL from the box beneath Automatic proxy configuration URL
  6. click on OK
  7. click on OK to close the Options dialog box
  1. select Tools
  2. select Options
  3. select Advanced
  4. select Network
  5. select Connections
  6. select Settings
  7. select the radio button in front of Direct connection to the Internet
  8. delete the http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac URL from the box beneath Automatic proxy configuration URL
  9. click on OK
  10. click on OK to close the Options dialog box
Netscape Version 4.x, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, Mozilla
  1. select Edit
  2. select Preferences
  3. click on the '+' or arrow to the left of the Advanced option (Mac users may need to double-click to see Proxies, below)
  4. click on Proxies
  5. select the radio button in front of Direct connection to the Internet
  6. delete the http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac URL from the box beneath Automatic proxy configuration URL
  7. click on OK
  8. click on OK to close the Options dialog box
MS Internet Explorer Version 7: Use the instructions for MS Internet Explorer Versions 5 and 6 below, except Tools is a button on the far-right end of the toolbar, rather than being on the File menu.
MS Internet Explorer Version 5 and 6
Dial-up Modem Connection Local Area Network (LAN) Connection
  1. select: Tools
  2. select: Internet Options...
  3. select: Connections
  4. in the Dial-up settings box find the icon with the name of your dial-up service. Click on the icon once to highlight it.
  5. select: Settings...
  6. UN-check the box next to: "Automatically detect settings"
  7. UN-check the box next to: "Use automatic configuration script"
  8. delete the http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac address
  9. click on OK
  10. click on OK on the Internet Options menu
(Use these instructions if you have DSL)
  1. select: Tools
  2. select: Internet Options...
  3. select: Connections
  4. select: LAN Settings
  5. UN-check (leave blank) the box next to: "Automatically detect settings"
  6. UN-check the box next to: "Use automatic configuration script"
  7. delete the http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac address
  8. click on OK
  9. click on OK on the Internet Options menu
Note to IE 6 and Windows XP users: If you have DSL or cable modem, follow these instructions (and if this doesn't work, try using the LAN Connection instructions above):
  1. select: Tools
  2. select: Internet Options...
  3. select: Connections
  4. in the Dial-up and Virtual Private Neworking settings box select: Settings... Make sure your connection is highlighted in the box to the left.
  5. UN-check the box next to: "Automatically detect settings"
  6. UN-check the box next to: "Use automatic configuration script"
  7. delete the http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac address
  8. click on OK
  9. click on OK on the Internet Options menu
Instructions for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) users
Firefox
  1. Under the Firefox menu select Preferences.
  2. Click on the General tab or button.
  3. Under Connections click on the Connection Settings... button.
  4. Select the radio button for Direct connection to the Internet, and delete the http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac address from below Automatic proxy configuration URL.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Quit (close/exit) Firefox.
  7. Reopen Firefox.
Instructions for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) users
Safari (preferred) All other browsers (configure computer)
  1. Open Up Safari. Select Safari -> Preferences...
  2. Click on the Advanced tab and then on the "Change Settings..." button next to the word "Proxies."
  3. On the left hand side of the window is a scroll menu. Scroll down to the last option: Automatic Proxy Configuration and UN-check the box next to it.
  4. In the Proxy Configuration File box on the right, delete the URL: http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac
  5. Click the Apply Now button in the lower right corner of the window.
  1. Open up System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Network pane.
  3. If you see four buttons that say Airport - TCP/IP - AppleTalk - Proxies, skip to step (5)
  4. At the top of the Network pane are two popup menus: Location and Show. For Show, select the option that matches your Internet connection: Modem, Built-in Ethernet (if you're wired for DSL) or AirPort (if using any kind of wireless connection).
  5. Click on the Proxies button.
  6. On the left hand side of the window is a scroll menu. Click on Direct Connection to the Internet rather than Automatic Proxy Configuration.
  7. In the Proxy Configuration File box on the right, delete the URL: http://spokane.wustl.edu:8080/proxy.pac
  8. Click the Apply Now button in the lower right corner of the window.
Instructions for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) users
  1. Open System Preferences and then click on Network.
  2. Select the Proxies tab. UN-check the box for Web Proxy and delete the address, spokane.wustl.eduand the port number, 8080.
  3. Click the Apply Now button and then close the window.