This panel allows users to configure how WebUpdate connects to the Internet. Internet connections can be made via a Local Area Network, a modem or America Online.
The connection method section of the settings panel contains controls that allow you to specify the method that you use to connect to the Internet. The options that you can choose from are through a local area network (LAN), through a modem, or through America Online. If you are using a cable modem, select the local area network option.
· Connecting via a local area network
When you connect to the Internet via a local area network, Web Update uses the default network settings to connect to the network. If you are currently operating from a local area network, click the radio button next to "I connect through a local area network (LAN)".
· Connecting via a modem
Web Update can use a dial up connection that you have created in Windows dial up networking to connect to the Internet. If you connect to the Internet via a modem, click the radio button next to "I connect using a modem". If you select this method of connecting to the Internet, you must select one of the dial up connections that you have created in Windows dial up networking.
· Connecting via America Online
If you connect to the Internet using America Online, select the radio button next to "I connect using America Online". When you use this method of connecting to the Internet, you must first connect using America Online and start Web Update after an Internet connection has been made.
Proxy Connection Settings
A proxy server acts as an agent that between a workstation user and the Internet so that the can security, administrative control, and caching service can be regulated. A proxy server is associated with a gateway server that separates the local area network from the Internet and a firewall server that protects the enterprise network from outside intrusion.
A proxy server receives a request for an Internet service (such as a Web page request) from a user. If it passes filtering requirements, the proxy server, assuming it is also a cache, looks in its local cache of previously downloaded Web pages. If it finds the page, it returns it to the user without needing to forward the request to the Internet. If the page is not in the cache, the proxy server, acting as a client on behalf of the user, uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page from the server out on the Internet. When the page is returned, the proxy server relates it to the original request and forwards it on to the user.
Web Update allows you to select to connect through a proxy server. Enter the addresses and ports provided by the systems administrator for each proxy server to be used when connecting to the Internet.
Select this check box if your Internet connection method uses a proxy server to connect to the Internet
Proxy Server Address
Enter the fully qualified address of your proxy server in this edit field if you use a proxy server as your Internet connection method. If you do not know the address of your proxy server, contact your network administrator.
Proxy Server Port
Enter the port number of your proxy server in this edit field if you use a proxy server as your Internet connection method. If you do not know the port number of your proxy port, contact your network administrator.
If you log directly onto your proxy server as your gateway to the Internet, please select this check box.
Enter your username in this edit field if you log directly into your proxy server as a gateway to the Internet.
Enter your password in this edit field if you log directly into your proxy server as a gateway to the Internet. If you select the check box above the password edit field, your password will be applied a part of your logon script when logging onto your proxy server. If you do not select this check box and leave the password dialog blank, you are prompted for your password when logging onto your proxy server.