How do I disable the Web proxy server ?
Web Proxy servers help your ISP save bandwidth, however they often create problems for users, such as slow browsing and inability to connect to some secure servers.
To disable web proxy go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN Settings, and uncheck all boxes (proxy and auto detect).
For @Home users, in case the @Home software is installed, there is an additional step that needs to be done, (prior to everything else) to disable the Web proxy:
Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 -u ahiehelp.dll Note this step is only needed if you have @Home and their software installed.
Reboot might be required for changes to take effect.