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My institute connection uses automatic configuration url for connection which is followed by a username and password authentication in a browser.

I added this to connection settings in Internet Explorer. This should have taken effect for the entire system ? (atleast for the windows applications)

But when I ping google from command prompt, I get a request timed out message. Though I can connect using a browser. How can I make this setting to work from DOS ?

Note: For non browser applicaion, a IP and port no are provided.

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