W10 Proxy for specific WiFi SSID

kennelm 1 Reputation point

My daughter uses her W10 laptop at both school and home. When at home on the WiFi I manage, I want to configure the WiFi connection with a proxy server. Naturally, if the laptop joins another WiFi connection at school or elsewhere, I do not want that proxy server to be enforced since it will not be available outside the home network (I realize I could create a DNS name for my local proxy server and open a port on my router into my home LAN but I prefer to not do that).

How can I set up a proxy server specific to the connection to my home WiFi? Android and Chrome make this easy to configure for a given SSID.

Please do not reply with details on how to set up a global proxy server on W10. That I know how to do.

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Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Network: A group of devices that communicate either wirelessly or via a physical connection.
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  1. Candy Luo 12,476 Reputation points

    Hi ,

    Based on my understanding, you want to enable proxy setting for a specific network. If yes, you can try Auto-Proxy Configuration or use some third-party proxy product.

    Use PAC file or some third-party proxy product can automate your internet proxy change when you move (home / school). It detects network change and sets the internet proxy according to rules you define. e.g.: when you want to automatically switch to your home proxy when you detect you're connected to its network, and you want to disable the proxy when you're not (at school for example).

    For your reference:

    Proxy auto-config

    Auto-Proxy Configuration Script Examples

    Best Regards,



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