Do I need to setup the proxy server?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Digerati, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    I am running WinXPpro connected to the internet via a cable modem and roadrunner.

    My computer is networked with another XP machine and one win98se machine via a Dlink cable router/switch.

    My question is, the router has a built in firewall, and I was wondering if I need to setup the proxy option in my programs (ie. IMchat, webcam, gamespy, etc)?

    My chat programs work fine and I havn't really tried internet games yet, just wondered if the firewall made the proxy setup necessary.

  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA

    Hardware Routers use Network Address Translation (NAT) and do not require any proxy settings