I wrote this small app that sits nicely in the top right hand corner of your screen as some of the teachers were using there laptops at home and at school.
It gives them the option to turn add and remove their proxy settings with out having to remember how to do it manualy (as we all know some teachers arent the most technical people).
I also intergrated an admin logon button as some of the senior teachers were having laptops that are not on the network.. but they still wanted to run things like PARS and SIMS when in school.
I am going to put together a .NET version of this soon which have just the proxy on proxy off buttons.
You can get the current VB6 version here:
NOTE: Once you have downloaded the file Unzip it to your desktop then run Quick Install.bat.
You will then need to go to the C:\UtilBar directory and edit th VBS files to suit your network.
It may be useful for some of you or it may seem a complete waste of time.
Let me know if you are interested in the newer (.NET) version as it will prompt me to get off my backside and write it.
Looks good Craig.
I happened to be looking for something similar today and came across this freeware
Net Profiles | Download
I have thought for a while it would be useful to change network settings based on physical location, like OSX has done for ages.
This sounds like it does just that. Haven't had a chance to test it yet. But could be useful if it's more than just the proxy that needs changing.
Cheers Craigg, I had just the job for this
whats wrong with proxypal?
Nice app but if you have an internal automatic proxy setup it gets around all of the hassle of changing proxy settings. laptops can then connect to any setup that uses an automatic proxy including home broadband.
Last edited by jsnetman; 20th November 2008 at 10:45 AM.
your link dont seem to be working though...
Site seems to be down at the moment.
Unfortunatly i can't post another link until later on as our councils "lovely" restrictions on the internet forbid it.
I will try and sort something out though.
Thanks for the replys so far anyway, I do realise I have re-invented the wheel though haha. Even still, it passed some time and if it helps someone out at the same time thats a bonus.
I've been using Proxy Switcher Lite, which is free and works well - BUT only if the teachers/kids actually remember to switch when necessary (and don't delete/turn off/remove settings from the app). This software is at least a bit more "visible".
What I would like is for the proxy to automatically turn on for all protocols at school, but off for home.
Here's one I made earlier for our schools in stoke, if anyone wants a custom one, feel free to ask and I'll happily knock one together for you.
I will create you an application tonight and PM it your way
I am using a pac file that will set the proxy with no user intervention.
That sounds like a good idea, although like anything possibly has flaws and doesn't teach teachers that they need to make sure there proxy's are in etc. Plus teachers tend to pass applications between each other to resolve issues, where as something thats not seen is harder to explain.
Just my take, and also the browser will not require a restart when turning the proxy on or off.
I think ProxyPac requires you to restart the browser before it takes effect.
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