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How To Set Up An Automatic Proxy In Mac OS X?

automatic proxy in Mac OS X

In this article, you are going to learn how to set up an automatic proxy configuration in Mac OS X. For Windows OS users please refer to these articles:

How To Set Up An Automatic Proxy In Windows 7 And 8.1? and How To Set Up An Automatic Proxy In Windows 10?


Setting Up An Automatic Proxy Using a PAC File

1.) Choose Apple menu and then choose ‘System Preferences’.


2.) Click on ‘Network’.


3.) Choose the network service you use from the list.

If you use Wi-Fi choose ‘Wi-Fi’ or ‘Airport’. If you use a lead to connect to your internet choose ‘Ethernet’.


4.) Click ‘Advanced’, then ‘Proxies’.


5.) Select ‘Automatic Proxy Configuration’ from the list on the left.


6.) Paste the following URL into the box under ‘Proxy Configuration File’:

URL to PAC file
Paste this URL into the ‘Proxy Configuration File’ box.
7.) Click ‘OK’ and then ‘Apply’ to finish.

If you use Firefox, you may need to do some additional setup.

Follow the guide below on this:

Firefox – Additional settings

Depending on versions and previous setup, Firefox may need to be set to use the system Proxy settings:

1.) Open Firefox and click on the settings (☰) button at the top right, then choose ‘Options’


firefox options


2.) Click ‘Advanced’ option on the left, then choose the ‘Network’ tab.


firefox network


3.) Click ‘Settings’

This opens a new window called ‘Connection Settings’.

firefox settings


4.) Click on ‘Use system proxy settings’ and then click ‘OK’ to finish the setup.

use system settings


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