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Removal of proxy settings

With the introduction of the enhanced internet access service it is no longer necessary to configure web proxy settings in applications such as Skype, Real Player or other applications requiring internet access. The advantage of removing these settings is that you no longer have to provide your College username and password each time you use the application nor save these credentials within the application settings.

Web browser proxy settings

Along with removing the web proxy settings from such applications, as outlined below, it is also worth verifying that you are actually using the recommended web browser proxy settings for browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Removal instructions

Below is a list of the most common applications that may have been configured for the web proxy server. Click on the relevant link for instructions on how to remove these web proxy settings.

Generic removal steps

If you have configured any application not listed above, e.g. Dropbox, then the generic instructions are to access the network or proxy settings for that application and remove any listings of College servers and ports e.g. remove any listing for tcdproxy.tcd.ie and port 8080.

Skype

Mac users of Skype would not have entered any specific web proxy settings for that application and so no action is required. PC users should follow these steps to remove the web proxy settings:

  1. Launch Skype
  2. From the main menu select Tools - Connection options
  3. Leave the value 443 for 'Use port __ for incoming connections'
  4. Tick the box beside ‘Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections’
  5. Remove tcdproxy.tcd.ie and port 8080 as the Host and Port
  6. Select Automatic proxy detection from the dropdown list just above the Host and Port settings
  7. Remove your College username and password
  8. Untick the box beside Enable proxy authentication
  9. Click on Save and quit Skype, then relaunch it

Real Player

  1. Launch Real Player
  2. From the main menu choose Tools - Preferences
  3. Under Connection on the left choose Proxy
  4. In the Streaming Settings area, towards the bottom of the window, choose Change Settings
  5. Under PNA and RTSP Proxies, beside RTSP remove tcdproxy.tcd.ie for Proxy address and remove 554 for Port
  6. Under PNA and RTSP Proxies choose No proxy
  7. Under HTTP Proxy remove tcdproxy.tcd.ie and 8080
  8. Under HTTP Proxy choose Use system Internet Connection proxy settings
  9. Click OK and OK again

Java update

Mac users of Java would not have entered any specific web proxy settings for that application and so no action is required. PC users should follow these steps to remove the web proxy settings:

  1. Access the Windows Control Panel (Start - Settings - Control Panel or just Start - Control Panel)
  2. If Java is installed there should be a Java control panel icon, you may have to choose to see 'Other Control Panel options', then launch the Java control panel
  3. On the General tab choose Network Settings
  4. Under 'Use Proxy Server' remove the settings for Address and for Port
  5. Select the Use browser settings radio button
  6. Click OK, then click Apply on the next window and OK to close the window

QuickTime

Mac users of QuickTime would not have entered any specific web proxy settings for that application and so no action is required. PC users should follow these steps to remove the web proxy settings:

  1. Launch QuickTime Player (Start - Programs - QuickTime - QuickTime Player)
  2. Choose Edit - Preferences - Quicktime Preferences
  3. Choose the Advanced Tab
  4. Below Streaming, remove any settings listed under RTSP Proxy Server for Address and Port
  5. Uncheck the box beside RTSP Proxy Server
  6. Set Transport Setup to Automatic
  7. Click OK and close Quicktime

Windows Media Player

  1. Launch Windows Media Player (Start - Programs - Windows Media Player)
  2. Choose Tools - Options or Organise - Options
  3. Choose the Network tab
  4. Under Streaming proxy settings click Configure
  5. Select Use proxy settings of the Web browser
  6. Click OK and OK again and close Windows Media Player

Windows Live Messenger

  1. Launch Windows Live Messenger (Start - All Programs - Windows Live Messenger)
  2. Click on the Options link near the Cancel button
  3. Choose Connection from the left and then Advanced Settings
  4. Under 'Please set HTTP proxy server and port using Control Panel' remove your College username and password
  5. Click Test to confirm that Windows Live Messenger can establish a network connection (note that you must have already established an internet connection)
  6. Once the test is successful click OK
  7. Click OK twice more