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Connecting to the UCSD Web Proxy Server With Internet Explorer 6.x (XP and Earlier)

Set up Internet Explorer 6.x to access UCSD resources from off campus via the proxy server with Windows XP and earlier.

You need administrator privileges and your network username and password to authenticate your computer with the proxy server. If you've forgotten your username or password, see Getting or Changing UCSD Passwords.

As an alternative to proxy, you may want to consider using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access UCSD-only resources. Users tend to find this setup easier to use. The Cisco VPN AnyConnect client via convential installation seems to be the preferred method.

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1. Edit your Local Area Connection (LAN) properties.

  • With Internet Explorer running, open the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
  • In the Internet Options window, click the Connections tab.
  • Click LAN Settings.

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2. Change LAN Settings.

  • Take a screen shot of the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window or make a note of the settings before making any changes.
    • Note:You will need to change the settings back to their original state when you finish using the proxy.
  • Check Use automatic configuration script and uncheck Automatically detect settings.
  • In the Address field, enter http://webproxy.ucsd.edu/proxy.pl
  • Click OK to close the window. Click OK in the Internet Options window to close it and save your changes.
  • Restart Internet Explorer.

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3. Enter your network username and password.

  • The first time you attempt to access a UCSD-restricted website, you will need to enter your UCSD network username and password, and click OK.

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