How can I access iTunes while using a proxy server?

nikhil agarwal March 18, 2012

Hi, I can’t get the iTunes to work with proxy settings. As I am in college and we have an proxy server setup and we are provided with IP addresses , iTunes doesn’t recognize the connection. I am using Windows 7.

I can play radio in iTunes but whenever I try to access iTunes store “iTunes could not connect to iTunes store. Make sure your network connection is active and try again.”

iTunes store works fine when I am home and access internet via broadband.

Is there any way I can access iTunes store in college?

  1. Mike
    March 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

    iTunes uses http(s) to access the iTunes Store

    On Windows it uses the default computer/Internet Explorer proxy settings set within "Internet Options" 

    On a Mac you have to set the proxy settings within "System Preferences > Network" by hitting the advanced button on your active network connection.

  2. ha14
    March 18, 2012 at 7:44 am

    well firewall thing, better to ask college if they have iTune policy and restrictions.