How to Configure Network Proxy Settings in Windows 10

Proxies offer a variety of network benefits, including extra security and bandwidth savings. They are widely used in corporate and educational settings, however you can install them at home if your connection speed slows down. Windows 10’s Settings app and Control Panel are where you can set proxy settings. If you use a proxy to school or work, be sure that you enable the Automatic detection of settings and the Use setup script switch is turned on under the Automatic Proxy Setup section.

To alter your settings manually to alter your settings manually, you can open the Internet Options window through the Control Panel or by searching for “Internet options” in the Search bar. Click the Advanced tab and then open the LAN settings in it. Input the proxy provider’s information in the Address and Port fields. Check the box to use a proxy server for your local area network, and close the Internet Options Window.

Malware can mess up the settings for your proxy server and stop you from going online. If the error “Windows couldn’t automatically detect this network’s proxy settings” persists then run a scan with an anti-malware program to see if that can help.

If the error persists You can try resetting the proxy settings using the Registry. Be cautious, as changing the Registry could cause irreversible system damage. Before you attempt this method, we suggest making backups. To do this you need to press the Win + R keys simultaneously. Enter cmd and press Enter. This will open the classic Command Prompt.