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Virgin Media/Ntl/Telewest Blueyonder Proxy Server Settings Lists

 

In some situations where Virgin Media broadband customers are experiencing a slow connection or incomplete pages a proxy server can be configured to help improve the service. DO NOT configure a proxy server if you are not having connection problems. You can check you broadband speed free before configuring and see what is best for you.

 

Virgin Media broadband customers who are connected to either the former ntl: or former Telewest Blueyonder networks have access to a proxy server at the address    webcache.virginmedia.com    with port number 3128 or 8080.

 

Virgin Media is the new name for the combined operations of Ntl, Telewest Blueyonder, Virgin.net and Virgin Mobile. If you are not sure which network you are connected to, lookup your IP address here. If the last part is ntl.com or ntlworld.com, then you are connected to what was the ntl: network. If the last part is blueyonder.co.uk, then you are connected to what was the Telewest Blueyonder network. If the last part is virgin.net, then you are connected to what was the Virgin.net network.

 

How to configure A Proxy Server In Microsoft Internet Explorer

 

To begin, open Internet Explorer and click Tools > Options...

 

 

In the new window that opens, click the Connections tab and then click LAN Settings...

 

 

In the new window that opens, ensure that Automatically detect settings and Use automatic configuration script are unticked. Also ensure that Use a proxy server for your LAN and Bypass proxy server for local addresses are ticked. Click Advanced...

 

 

In the new window that opens, type your proxy address  webcache.virginmedia.com    in the HTTP proxy address box. The port should be 3120 or 8080. All other boxes should be empty and Use the same proxy server for all protocols should be unticked.

 

 

Click OK to close the Proxy Settings, Local Area Network Settings & Internet Options windows. You have now successfully configured a proxy server.

 

To unset a proxy server, return to the Local Area Network Settings window and ensure that Use a proxy server for your LAN is NOT ticked