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Proxy @work

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jhowze, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. jhowze

    jhowze Network Guru Member

    We use a proxy at work (pc repair). We're constantly having to enter and delete 1xx.xx.xx.xx in the internet setting of each PC.

    We have a WRT54G (unsure of Ver at this time). for LAN/WLAN connectivity to a firewalled pipe. Only port 80 is open for us...can't even do ftp downloads.

    Anyway, Isn't there a way to have that proxy in the router and just have the XP machines set to "Auto detect" settings...etc.

    What firmware? Any tutorials

  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    What you're looking for is either:

    1. PAC (Proxy Auto-Configuration)
    2. WPAD (Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol)

    Here's a few links to get you started:
    What is Proxy Auto-Config file (PAC)?
    Setting Proxy Settings on Browsers
    Automatic Proxy Configuration (small section towards bottom)
    How to configure browsers for WPAD
    WPAD info from some Linux Users Group

    Note that those links were just ones that seem relevant from a quick skim. I haven't actually read them all so can't vouch for their quality.

    Next, if you really want to run the proxy server on your WRT some of these might be interesting: link
    (.ipk files are in the .tgz format so you can rename them, extract the necessary files and then set them up on your WRT manually even if you aren't running OpenWRT)

    Good luck!

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