When you connect to a Web server using the Internet
Protocol (IP) address or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) on the local
network, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Windows Internet Explorer connects through an assigned proxy server even if
the Bypass proxy server for local addresses
option is turned
However, if you connect to a Web server using the host name (for
) instead of the IP address
(for example, http://10.0.0.1) or FQDN (for example,
the proxy server is bypassed and Internet Explorer connects directly to the
By default, only host names are checked when the
Bypass proxy server for local addresses
option is turned on.
To bypass a range of IP addresses or a specific domain
name, specify the addresses in the proxy exception list:
- In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
- On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
- Click Advanced, and type the appropriate information in the Exceptions area.
This behavior is by design.