Proxy server connect error

  Giantsquid 22:41 24 Feb 2005
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Hi All,

A pal of mine is having trouble with the above, she cannot get on messenger, virus updates, windows updates etc,etc, the message she's getting is "Proxy Server Connect Error"
I belive that a Proxy Server acts as a "go between" caching web pages for easier retrieval before making the longer journey across the globe to bring back the information that is out there ? (is that correct) so do we need a Proxy Server or do we all have one ?
my friend is on cable and is running Windows XP,

Thanks to all that help,

  bretsky 02:11 25 Feb 2005

Proxy servers are only required if the pc is part of a network otherwise all proxy settings should be disabled in your internet connection settings and your Firewall/Anti-virus settings.

If you go to these settings, you will see the the proxy server requires an address and port no to allow inward bound and outward bound internet traffic to your pc.

bretsky ;0)

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