Setting network options
Use the Network tab to configure the protocols and proxy settings that you want Windows Media Player to use when receiving streaming media files.
To access the Network tab
The following options are listed on the Network tab:
Specifies the protocols Windows Media Player can use to receive a stream. The Player receives streams through UDP, TCP, and HTTP. It can also receive multicast streaming. By default, all protocols are selected, which means that the Player attempts to use each protocol to receive a stream. Because the Player can receive files using a variety of protocols, it is recommended that you select all protocols. However, if your network implements a firewall that prevents you from receiving streams that use the UDP or TCP protocols, you may want to clear the UDP or TCP check boxes.
Specifies a particular port if UDP is the protocol used to receive streaming content. This option is useful if your network or firewall administrator has established a specific port that enables streaming content to pass. Unless otherwise instructed, Windows Media streams attempt to pass through firewalls on port 1755.
Specifies how each protocol operates with a proxy server. Proxy servers are used when networks are protected by firewalls. If your network is behind a firewall, and you do not know how to configure your settings, please consult your network administrator.
Click to change the proxy settings of the selected protocol. There are several ways you can configure a protocol to work with a proxy server: