Proxy Service

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Proxy service

For network security considerations, computers connected to on-campus information outlets can essentially access computers only on the on-campus network (Waseda University Internet Domain: WIND) and cannot access any computers off-campus.
Therefore, the Wits provides proxy servers to allow such computers to access computers off-campus and use various Internet services, e.g. viewing off-campus Web pages. Use a proxy server suitable for your purpose.

Internet services that require a proxy

Whereas there are some Internet services that do not require a proxy, there are others that required a proxy or generic proxy. This depends on the method of connecting to the campus network you are using or the Internet service you are using.

Internet service Method of connecting to the campus network
Wireless LAN connection Wired LAN connection
WWW, anonymous FTP etc. using a Web browser Proxy NOT required Proxy required
Other providers e-mail service (IMAP, POP, SMTP etc.), FTP, Telnet, SSH etc. Proxy NOT required Generic proxy required
Waseda-net WWW service (other than faculty and field work) FTP Proxy NOT required Generic proxy required
Services provided that identify users, such as electronic journals Proxy required Proxy required

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Proxy settings

Server name Description Host name Port
HTTP Proxy Web browsing, anonymous FTP, etc. using a browser 8080
General Purpose Proxy Off-campus e-mail service, Telnet, FTP, etc. General Purpose Proxy

HTTP proxy setup

For details on the setting method, refer to the following PDF.

Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Internet Explorer(Windows 8.1/10)

Using database and e-journal available only at Tokorozawa Campus

To refer to databases and e-journals that can be used only at Tokorozawa Campus, the following proxy settings are required instead of the university-wide proxy (

Server name Description Host name Port
HTTP Proxy database and e-journal available
only at Tokorozawa Campus 8080

* Proxy settings are required for both wired and wireless LAN connections.
* Release this setting when using a campus network other than Tokorozawa Campus.
* Please contact Tokorozawa Library for the target database and e-journal.

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General Purpose Proxy setup

The General Purpose Proxy is a service that enables connections from the on-campus network to off-campus networks following specific protocols.
By using the General Purpose Proxy, you can receive e-mails from other providers or connect to a server outside of the Waseda Mail by using any commercial off-the-shelf software.
Unlike the off-campus direct access services (IP-Reachable), the General Purpose Proxy lessens the burden on the users by eliminating the need to take security seminars and the need to apply for the direct access services. Since the access to off-campus networks is limited to a small number of protocols, there is merit in using the General Purpose Proxy from the viewpoint of relatively low risk in terms of security matters.

Usable Port Numbers

The following table outlines the port numbers that have been verified.

Port 20 21 22 23 25 80 110 143 443 465 587 993 995 3389 8080

Using the General Purpose Proxy

1 Required hardware and software Hardware
Windows 8.1/10, Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Linux[*1]
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client [Manual, Software]
→Global navigation [IT Services]
→Left side Service Menu [Support and Application for the systems (Helpdesk)]
→Click the following folders/files
 [マニュアル等/Manual and Software]
  └[汎用プロキシ/General Purpose Proxy]
2 Initial setup
(Do first)
Install "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
3 Making a connection
(Every time, do)
Start the Connection and enter your user ID and password.

* The user ID is your Waseda Mail address, and the password is your password.

*1 The Linux version is not supported by IT services.

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If you cannot connect to network

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ] (in Japanese)