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Is there anyway to configure how WOWS connects to the internet?(proxy)

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like in IE you can change proxy setting like 'automatically detect proxy' but i dont see anywhere i can do that in wows?

 

I think the important question is:

 

Why on earth would you want to run a game through a Proxy? Considering that a proxy will add latency and not provide any real benefit.

 

Edit: Also most proxies only proxy traffic on ports 80 and 443 (http and https) whereas most games run over UDP ports (normally in the 1000+ range)

 

Perhaps some more detail on what you are trying to acheive might be handy

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I think the important question is:

 

Why on earth would you want to run a game through a Proxy? Considering that a proxy will add latency and not provide any real benefit.

 

Edit: Also most proxies only proxy traffic on ports 80 and 443 (http and https) whereas most games run over UDP ports (normally in the 1000+ range)

 

Perhaps some more detail on what you are trying to acheive might be handy

 

well, how do i put it. you see, our school internet requires us to go through a proxy to access internet, it also filters out some websites they do not want us to go through. however wows is not block in anyway( well i can go on forum and the website itself) so i reckon wows is not blocked at school. so i was wondering if i can do the same with the game. 

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Wouldn't learning be more important then playing, after all, that's what your at school for!!

 

Well, true, except that its start of the year, and i have a lot of free lines with no lessons on :P

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well, how do i put it. you see, our school internet requires us to go through a proxy to access internet, it also filters out some websites they do not want us to go through. however wows is not block in anyway( well i can go on forum and the website itself) so i reckon wows is not blocked at school. so i was wondering if i can do the same with the game. 

 

Almost certainly won't work (unless your School Network admin is a numpty)

 

As my post above, Proxies generally work for HTTP and HTTPS traffic, most likely they will have the other Network ports that are not used for school applications blocked at a Firewall level (which according to some Googling is: UDP 20010-20020, 32800-32900)

 

That said - if you are desperate to play this game - you might be able to find a way to connect to an SSL VPN and play on that - but as above, your performance will be only as good as your VPN

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Almost certainly won't work (unless your School Network admin is a numpty)

 

As my post above, Proxies generally work for HTTP and HTTPS traffic, most likely they will have the other Network ports that are not used for school applications blocked at a Firewall level (which according to some Googling is: UDP 20010-20020, 32800-32900)

 

That said - if you are desperate to play this game - you might be able to find a way to connect to an SSL VPN and play on that - but as above, your performance will be only as good as your VPN

 

Guess i will have to use my phone's 3g then :D

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Yes you can.

 

Set these environment variables.

 

http_proxy=http://myproxy:3128
https_proxy=http://myproxy:3128

 

Change myproxy and the port to whatever you have.

 

A lot of libraries and applications (for both linux and Windows) use these environment variables if found so that will determine if you set them permanently in Control Panel, System, or just per session in a command prompt.  I move my laptop between work and home so remember to remove them if no longer needed.

 

Another point is to check your WoWSLauncher.log file, this has errors if it cannot find the proxy server so you can tell if you have set one or not.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

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On 4/28/2016 at 6:51 AM, Bitrot said:

Yes you can.

 

Set these environment variables.

 

http_proxy=http://myproxy:3128
https_proxy=http://myproxy:3128

 

Change myproxy and the port to whatever you have.

 

A lot of libraries and applications (for both linux and Windows) use these environment variables if found so that will determine if you set them permanently in Control Panel, System, or just per session in a command prompt.  I move my laptop between work and home so remember to remove them if no longer needed.

 

Another point is to check your WoWSLauncher.log file, this has errors if it cannot find the proxy server so you can tell if you have set one or not.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

maybe show us some tutorial so that we can try this way to connect our wows too? i had a same problem here

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You can download vpn clients like openvpn and softether to tunnel your system through most firewalls.

Hide.me is also a great vpn and gives me ~50 ping in asia. The first two are completely free and the third is limited use for free account, which would be a problem if you're going to play on a shared computer

Just make sure there arent any strict school rules against vpn

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