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Libraries & Educational Technologies


Proxy Configuration for Internet Explorer 8.x

Step 1: On the IE menu bar, click 'Tools', then 'Internet Options.'

 IE menu bar with Tools selected and Internet Options highlighted.


Step 2: In the "Internet Options" window, click the "Connections" tab at the top. Then click the "LAN Settings" button near the lower right corner.

View of Connections tab within Internet Options in Internet Explorer 8.


Step 3: In the 'LAN Settings' window, click the checkbox beside 'Use automatic configuration script', then click in the 'Address' textbox and type (or paste) the URL, http://www.lib.jmu.edu/proxy/jmuproxy.pac

View of LAN settings for IE8 with  

Step 4: Click the "OK" button in the 'LAN Settings' window.

Step 5: Click the 'OK' button at the bottom of the 'Internet Options' window.

Step 6: Close the Internet Explorer window and restart Internet Explorer.


Using your browser once Automatic Configuration is activated

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