Connecting through a proxy server?

By aeronautica
Feb 23, 2005
  1. I'm trying to use bittorrent, but my computer is hooked up to the campus LAN and it won't let me connect to the p2p networks used by bittorrent. I've heard that you can connect your machine through a proxy server to get around this problem, but I don't know exactly what that means. How would I go about setting this up on my machine? (I'm using Windows xp and IE 6.0).

  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    If you're on a campus LAN, you may ALREADY be on proxy, and that's why it WON'T connect. Because they are blocking such things. If the campus gave you full Internet access, you wouldn't have any problems. But you are behind their firewalls and their protection. So you may not have a choice unless you can set bittorrent to use a different port that is open on the campus LAN.

    Proxy connections are used to restrict access and monitor and track connections, not to give full access.

    But maybe I'm wrong, I don't use bittorrent, I don't like it.
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