How to setup browsers for WPAD service ?

After enable the WPAD service, browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera, Chrome) are able to download automatically the proxy configuration trough Artica Web site.


  • Basically if the “Automatically detect settings” option is checked, each browser try to resolve a computer called wpad or wpad.yourdomain.tld.

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  • If the wpad computer can be resolved then browser will try to download the file that store settings.
  • For this reason, Windows DNS service add the computer “wpad” in the blacklist to ensure that is correctly used.
  • Use this article to remove WPAD computer from the Windows DNS blacklist
  • Add a computer called WPAD to your DNS and set the Artica Proxy IP address in the DNS setting.
  • Shutdown your browser and execute it in order to refresh settings.


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