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Create Shortcut Key to LAN Settings

If you’re working on different proxy settings for your work and home, you need to always switch between them by going to IE> Tools> Internet options > Connections > LAN Settings > Proxy. But instead of digging through this setting always, it’s possible to create a shortcut key to LAN settings on your desktop by following the below procedure. It will work on both Windows 7 as well as Windows 8.

How to create shortcut key to LAN settings

1. Right click on your desktop, select New> Shortcut.

2. In the Create shortcut window, select Location of item.

3. Type “control inetcpl.cpl,,4” (without quotes) and click Next.

4. Give name as LAN settings.

lan settings shortcut key

5. Now you can see a shortcut on your desktop with name Lan settings. Right click on this icon and select properties. Keep the cursor on shortcut key field, press Control+ALT+L (you can use whatever shortcut keys comfortable for you). Click Ok.

Now whenever you press Ctrl+Alt+L, LAN settings window will be coming up. (Hit Alt+L and then Alt+X to enable proxy)

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  • Neil January 27, 2015, 6:23 pm

    THANKS!!!! This is extremely helpful when you need to change proxies often.

  • raveendra January 29, 2015, 10:52 am

    Thanks a Ton!! The shortcut tip was the best!!

  • Dan April 30, 2015, 9:58 am

    Thanks bro, this tutorial really helpful..

  • Bibin August 14, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Awesome!!! This is very much needed..thnx a ton Renjith…

  • Mayur Sankalia September 23, 2015, 10:45 am

    Thanks. I was looking for this only.

  • renjith September 23, 2015, 9:39 pm

    Glad that it was helpful to all of you!! Cheers!

  • Ranganathan October 20, 2015, 11:25 am

    Thanks a lot.

  • João Cabral November 26, 2015, 10:31 pm

    This isn’t a shortcut to LAN Settings window.
    It’s a shortcut to connections window.

  • Vijay February 16, 2016, 9:22 am

    Helpful. Thanks!!

  • calin March 23, 2016, 9:54 pm

    Works. Thank you!!!

  • karthiga April 6, 2016, 9:04 am

    Thanks. Helps a lot.!!!

  • Amit June 29, 2016, 5:25 am

    Thanks!! Very useful.

  • soloman July 29, 2016, 9:14 am

    AWESOME !!!!

  • Livi August 3, 2016, 12:02 pm

    Thank you very much,..

  • uday November 5, 2016, 8:25 am

    what to select in location of item?

  • shoaib January 3, 2017, 10:16 pm

    what to select in location of item?

  • jedpod February 7, 2017, 12:08 pm

    For me link doesn’t work, contrarily to:
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,4

    My OS is MS Win7 64, maybe this matters?

  • neeraj March 4, 2017, 9:41 pm

    Thanks. In addition to that you can copy your shortcut file under C:\windows. Assume the name of the shortcut is “Proxy”. Then you can execute it from Run.

    Click Windows+R to open run. Type “Proxy”. (THis is the name I gave to my shortcut instead of “LAN settings”. ). It will open the LAN settings window.

  • Dr. Sreenath March 8, 2017, 10:07 am

    Thank you very much. Very useful tip. 🙂

  • rojaraju May 1, 2017, 2:12 pm

    good one…gone for settings and used a hundred times… but shortcut, i loved it…

  • Sundaram August 31, 2017, 6:46 pm

    Excellent… Thanks

  • Manoj Sasidharan January 3, 2018, 12:01 pm

    This was really helpful and it works well with Windows 10 also.

  • talah February 13, 2018, 3:36 am

    thanks a ton bro

  • RH March 9, 2018, 11:57 am

    Superb and excellent tip