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Old 04-25-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mac Proxy Settings

I am an IT technician and I look after 5 different schools and I use my mac and I get fed up of changing the proxy settings for each school I go to. I was wondering if there is software out there that can change the proxy setting based on the wireless you are connected to???
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Surely you would use Network > Locations to switch settings on your Mac when at each location.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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Yes, setting up Network locations will allow you to have a different proxy settings for each separate location. You can name each location for the respective school name. Then, you simply choose the location from the Apple menu/Location drop down when you enter each different school building. That's exactly how I work from one building to another.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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You could create a script as well to detect what WIFI network you are on and have it switch the location settings but that seems a little OTT when a simple selection between locations would suffice.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:34 PM   #5
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There are apps like ControlPlane that are supposed to help with this. The last I test drove ControlPlane it was a little buggy. I don't know if the sharp corners have been smoothed out yet. You may want to take it for a test drive.
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