How to set up a proxy on Mac OS X

Last time, I talked about how to enter a machine running Mac OS X into the Windows domain. Someone this article was useful, and several people asked a question on Twitter about how to configure a proxy. I am pleased to tell you about it.

Proxy may be needed in different situations. For example, if we take into account the previous article, then a proxy server is configured on my network, through which all traffic goes. If you do not register its settings in the system (or separately in the used software), then we will not get access to the Internet. There are other cases when using a proxy you can make surfing the network more anonymous and get access to information to bypass various filters.

If you need to use a proxy not in the entire system, but only in a specific software, then you should directly make the appropriate entries in it. For example, Team Viewer can work with proxies. To add you need to open its settings and register the address of the proxy server.


As you can see, Team Viewer can take both browser settings (take the prescribed server from the settings of the default client) and manual settings.

But if you need to use a proxy in the entire system, then this should be done in the appropriate system settings menu. Open “System Settings” and go to the “Internet and Wireless Network” category, where we go to the “Network” menu.

Next, you need to choose a connection method. I will show my example.
The fact is that at work I connect to the network through a regular cable, and at home I use a WiFi connection. I do not use any proxies at home, but for a working connection they are required. Therefore, the settings are recorded depending on the connection method.


So, click on the lock, remove the restrictions, select the connection method and click the “Advanced” button. In the menu that appears, go to the tab “Proxy”. Here you can set checkboxes for all sorts of connections (it is better to ask your network administrator for this). If there is an autotune file, just go to the appropriate item and set the path to it, or select the file itself from the hard disk. If you do not have such a file, tick the necessary elements, write down the proxy address and port (you can enter both an IP address and a name). Also, if your proxy server requires authentication, you can enter a username and password in the fields below.


Close the windows and apply the settings. That’s all. Now you can open the browser and check whether you have the Internet or not.

If you have any other questions, please ask them in the comments to this article.

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