I have been messing around in the proxy world for some time and i cant seem to connect to a proxy with my browser. In internet explorer, i set it up and when i go to go to a web page it states: "web proxy" is not set up to establish a connection on port "8080" with this computer. I checked some ports and they all were "close" despite me having my firewall off. I really dont know whats blocking my ports. Any help will be greatly appreciated, its been years since ive even used a proxy through a browser.