Configuring your web browser to use the central proxy server
All PCs in teaching classrooms are configured to use the proxy service. Devices that have been set up by IT Services will have been configured to use the proxy service too.
However, personal devices may not be configured to use the proxy service.
How do I configure my personal device to use the proxy server?
Our factsheets contain instructions for adding (and removing) the proxy settings to the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox for Windows laptops, and Safari for Mac laptops:
Have a different browser? Need help?
If you use a different browser or if you need help, contact the Service Desk:
Why use the proxy server?
Using the wireless networks
While connected to the University wireless networks eduroam and resnet you will need to set your web browser to route through the proxy server, otherwise you will only be able to access University of Aberdeen websites.
Accessing electronic resources
You will need to add the proxy settings if you want to access certain electronic resources when off campus, for example e-journals.
Connection to the web through a proxy server offers several benefits: