Depending on where you're accessing the Internet, you might need to change your connection settings in Firefox. If you're accessing the Internet from home and have your own connection, then a change or configuration is not necessary. However, if you're relying on a network at school, work, a coffee shop or any other location, you might need to change your connection settings.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet access
Find Your Connection Settings in Firefox
Access your connection settings. Click the Tools menu from the top menu bar (Windows). Mac users should click on the Firefox menu option.
Highlight Options (for Windows users) or Preferences (for Mac users) and then click it to open a new box.
Click on the Advanced tab and then the Network tab (for Windows users) or the Advanced tab (for Mac users).
Change Your Connection Settings in Firefox
Click the button labeled 'Settings' in the Connection box (for Windows users) or the Settings button (for all Macs). A new menu will appear.
Pick the first option if you've got your own Internet connection (Direct connection to the Internet) or check the second option if you're going to connect to a network at work or school (Auto-detect proxy settings for this network).
Click 'OK' to close the settings menu.
Close the Preferences box for Macs or hit the 'OK' button if you're using Windows. The new connection settings will now be changed and saved.
Tips & Warnings
- Get the most recent version of the Firefox browser on the Mozilla download page (see Resources below).
- Look to see if your computer has the minimum system requirements for Firefox. Mac users need a 233 Mhz processor, 64 MB of RAM, 50 MB of free disk and Mac OS X 10.2 or higher. Windows owners must have at least 64 MB of RAM, 50 MB of free disk space, a 233 Mhz processor and Windows 98 or higher. Linux users need the Linux -kernel 2.2.14, 64 MB of RAM, a 233 Mhz processor and 50 MB of free disk space.
- Protect your personal information and your computer from online predators by using Firefox's security features. Some features include a pop-up blocker and anti-forgery technology.
- Gather helpful information from the support section of the Mozilla Web site (see Resources below).
- The following steps were written for version 188.8.131.52 of the Firefox Web browser. Applying them to older versions may not work.
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