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Safari and Internet Explorer (Mac OS X)

This section describes how to configure, enable, and disable the proxy server information for Mac OS X.

Note: This procedure differs from the other proxy server instructions in this section in that the settings are made to the operating system rather than to the browser.

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 the proxy information

1. Click on the Apple menu on the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
2. In the Internet & Network section of the System Preferences window, click on Network.
3. In the Location box, make sure the correct location is listed based on how you set up your Internet connection.
4. Click on the Proxies tab and fill out the Proxies information as follows:
5. Click on Web Proxy (HTTP) so that a check mark appears in the box next to it.
6. In the Web Proxy (HTTP) box, type: gate.temple.edu
7. In the associated Port box, type: 8080
8. Click on Apply Now. Then close the Network window.
9. Close and restart Safari or 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.

Disabling the proxy server

1. Click on the Apple menu on the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
2. In the Internet & Network section of the System Preferences window, click on Network.
3. In the Location box, make sure the correct location is listed based on how you set up your Internet connection.
4. Click on the Proxies tab.
5. Click on Web Proxy (HTTP) to remove the check mark that appears in the box next to it.
6. Click on Apply Now. Then close the Network window.
7. Close and restart Safari or Internet Explorer.

Enabling the proxy server

1. Click on the Apple menu on the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
2. In the Internet & Network section of the System Preferences window, click on Network.
3. In the Location box, make sure the correct location is listed based on how you set up your Internet connection.
4. Click on the Proxies tab.
5. Click on Web Proxy (HTTP) so that a check mark appears in the box next to it.
6. Click on Apply Now. Then close the Network window.
7. Close and restart Safari or 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.