How do I use the Update Center through a (company etc) firewall?
It is possible to specify a proxy to use directly from Plugin manager (or Update Center wizard in case of NetBeans 5.* and older). In addition to that the IDE immediately suggests to configure the proxy in case of a connection failure.
If you use NetBeans 6.* and newer
- In the Plugins manager switch to Settings tab and click the Proxy Settings button.
- Options window gets opened on the General page where you can set both the proxy host and port number.
If you use NetBeans 5.* and older
- On the first page of the Update Center Wizard, select the Proxy Configuration button.
- In the HTTP Proxy Settings window, set the proxy host and port number.
Applies to: NetBeans 6.x, 5.x and older