Proxies offer a wide range of advantages for networks like additional security and savings on bandwidth. You can set them up at your residence if you’re experiencing a slow internet connection. Windows 10’s Settings app and Control Panel are where you can set proxy settings. If you are using a proxy for work or school ensure that the Automatic detection settings and Use setup script switches are turned on under the Automatic proxy Setup section.
To modify your settings manually To change your settings manually, open the Internet Options window in the Control Panel or by searching for “Internet options” in the Search bar. Open the LAN settings by clicking the Advanced tab. Enter your proxy provider data in the Address and Port fields. Then, check the box to use an external proxy server for your LAN, and close the Internet Options window.
Malware can alter the settings for your proxy server and stop you from going online. If the error “Windows could not detect automatically the proxy settings for this network” persists it is recommended to run a scan using an anti-malware software and see if it can help.
If the error still persists, try resetting the proxy settings using the Registry. Be careful, since changing the Registry can cause irreversible damage to your system. We recommend making backups prior to proceeding with this method. To do this, hold down the Win + R keys simultaneously. Enter cmd and hit Enter. This will launch the classic Command Prompt.