REFERENCE & SERVICES

Browser Configuration Instructions

For Netscape 3 (Windows 95/98/NT and Macintosh):

  * Select "Network Preferences" from the "Options" menu
  * Next select the "Proxies" tab
  * Next select "Automatic Proxy Configuration" 
  * Enter the URL: "http://proxy.nyu.edu/proxy.pac"

For Netscape 4 (Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and Macintosh):

  * Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu
  * Next select the "Advanced" category
  * Next select the "Proxies" option
  * Next select "Automatic Proxy Configuration" 
  * Enter the URL: "http://proxy.nyu.edu/proxy.pac"

For Netscape 6 (Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and Macintosh): NEW

  * Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu
  * Next select the "Advanced" category
  * Next select the "Proxies" option
  * Next select "Manual Proxy Configuration" 
  * Enter the URL: "http://proxy.nyu.edu/" Port: 8000
  * Finally, select "OK", and "OK"  

For Internet Explorer 4 (Windows 95/98/NT/2000 only):

  * Select "Internet Options" from the "View" menu
  * Next select the "Connection" category
  * Next select "Configure" within the "Automatic Configuration" window
  * Enter the URL address: "http://proxy.nyu.edu/proxy.pac"
  * Finally, select "OK", "Apply", and "OK"  
For Internet Explorer 4 (Macintosh only):

  *Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu
  *Select "Network" > "Proxies" from the Preferences menu
  *Click on "enabled"
  *Select "Protocol: all" and "Method: normal"
  *Enter the URL address: "proxy.nyu.edu" (do not enter http://)
  *Enter "Port:8000"
  * Click OK.

For Internet Explorer 5 (Windows 95/98/NT/2000 only): revised

  * Select "Internet Options" from the "Tools" menu
  * Next select the "Connection" category
  * The name of your Internet Provider appears in a box marked "Dial-up settings"
  * Next to that box, click the "Settings" button
  * Select "use a proxy server" 
  * Enter the URL address: "http://proxy.nyu.edu" Port:8000
  * Finally, select "OK", and "OK"  
For Internet Explorer 5 (Macintosh only):
*Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu
  *Select "Network" > "Proxies" from the Preferences menu
  *Click on the "Web proxy" box to enable it
  *Click on the "Use Web proxy for all" box to enable it
  *Select "Settings" 
  *Enter the "Address": "proxy.nyu.edu" (do not enter http://)
  *Enter "Port:8000"
  *Select "Method": Normal
  * Click OK.

For AOL users (Windows 3.1, 95/98/2000/NT and Macintosh): revised 2/01

AOL's "internal" browser does not support proxy configuration. Follow these steps to use proxy services through AOL.

  * Download and install Netscape.
Internet Explorer 5+ cannot be configured to work with the NYU Proxy when using AOL. * Log on to AOL * Do not open the AOL Web browser * Open Netscape; do not log off AOL. * Follow the instructions above for setting the proxy on your browser

IMPORTANT: Do not log off AOL until you are ready to leave the proxy services. AOL is providing your new browser with Internet access.

NetID and Password Information

Each member of the NYU community is assigned a NetID, which is printed on their NYUcard. This NetID, in combination with a secret password, is used to access a variety of information and services related to network and computer use at NYU, including NYU-Internet e-mail accounts and dial-up services.

Students in full-time degree or diploma programs may apply for their NYU-Internet Accounts and set their NetID password at any ITS Computer Lab.

Faculty and staff who have their NetID imprinted on their NYU Card may apply for their accounts on-line by pointing their web browser to ITS Start. If you are a new NYU employee, please visit the ITS Getting Started guide for instructions on how to obtain your NetID.

Assistance

Questions and problem reports should be directed to the ITS Client Services Center at 212-998-3333.


Last Updated: February, 2001
URL: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/database/proxy.htm


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