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Configure Proxy On Windows

Configuring your proxy server for FreeGuide on Windows

If you have a proxy server or are behind a firewall, you will need to follow the instructions below to allow FreeGuide to see past them to the Internet.

NOTE: most home users will not need to do this - you are ready to start FreeGuide! Go straight to the UserGuide.

In the following replace "" with your proxy server address, and "8080" with the port it uses. On Windows you can find these out from the "Tools" menu on Internet Explorer by choosing "Options", going to the "Connections" tab and clicking "LAN Settings":

With Windows 2000/XP

  • Right Click "My Computer", and click Properties
  • Choose the Advanced Tab and click the Environment Variables button at the bottom middle of the window
  • Click the "New" button in the Global Variables section
  • Set the Variable Name to http_proxy
  • Set the Variable Value to
  • If a proxy login is required set the Variable Value to
  • Click OK
  • Click OK

With Windows 95/98/ME

Channel icons

In order to make channel icons download ok, you will need to add some stuff to the shortcut you use to launch FreeGuide. Right-click on the shortcut and choose Properties.

Now change the command to read like this:

javaw.exe -DproxySet=true -DproxyPort=8080 -jar "C:\Program Files\FreeGuide\startup.jar" --doc_directory "C:\Program Files\FreeGuide\doc" --install_directory "C:\Program Files\FreeGuide\"

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