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Internet Explorer 5.0 & later
for high-speed connection users (PC)

This section describes how to configure, enable, and disable the proxy server information for Internet Explorer. It is best to configure the Web browser to go through the proxy server using the instructions below and then disable the settings until the next time you use Temple's wireless network or a public-access laptop Internet port, or the next time you access Temple's library databases. Otherwise, your Internet connection may be slowed down.

Configuring proxy server information

Note:
If you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 and do not see a menu bar at the top of the window, press the Alt key.

1. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
2. Click on the Connections tab.
3. Go to the bottom of the screen and click on the LAN Settings button.
4. Under Proxy server, click on the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN to place a check mark.
5. Next, move the cursor to the Address box, click once and type: gate.temple.edu
6. Press the Tab key to move the cursor to the Port box and type: 8080
7. Click on the Advanced button.
8. In the Proxy Settings window, make sure a check mark appears in the box next to Use the same proxy server for all protocols.
9. Continue to click on OK to exit the Proxy Settings window, the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, and finally, the Internet Options window.
10. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Now, when connected to the Internet, your Web session will be directed through Temple's proxy server and you will be prompted to enter a username and password. Enter your AccessNet username and password at this prompt.

Note:Certain customized releases of Internet Explorer seem to ignore the proxy settings. If your release of Internet Explorer does not prompt you for a username and password, Computer Services recommends that you use Mozilla Firefox instead. To download a free copy of Firefox, go to:

Disabling proxy server information

Note: If you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 and do not see a menu bar at the top of the window, press the Alt key.
1. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
2. Click on the Connections tab.
3. Go to the bottom of the screen and click on the LAN Settings button.
4. Under Proxy server, click on the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN to remove the check mark. The proxy information will appear grayed out.
5. Click on OK to exit the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window. Then click on OK again to exit the Internet Options window.
6. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Enabling proxy server information

Note: If you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 and do not see a menu bar at the top of the window, press the Alt key.

1. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
2. Click on the Connections tab.
3. Go to the bottom of the screen and click on the LAN Settings button.
4. Under Proxy server, click on the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN to place a check mark. The proxy information will no longer be grayed out.
5. Click on OK to exit the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window. Then click on OK again to exit the Internet Options window.
6. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Now, when connected to the Internet, your Web session will be directed through Temple's proxy server and you will be prompted to enter a username and password. Enter your AccessNet username and password at this prompt.