Add HTTP Proxy settings to Android (HTC Thunderbolt and Incredible)
Posted on 2011-09-27
Part of our web-browser lab now involves using mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.
Question is simple: When connecting to the company's WiFi network, I need to set a proxy. How do I do this on my Android devices?
On the iPhone, it is at:
Settings --> Wi-Fi Networks --> CompanyNetworkName --> "HTTP Proxy".
Googling "android proxy" shows lots of forum posts from 2009 and 2010 stating that Android did not support adding proxy to the wifi connections... Surely this has been addressed in more recent versions of the OS!
- Hopefully it is hidden in the settings somewhere and I am just not seeing it.
- If there is an app I need to download that adds this to the WiFi network connection, that would be OK too, though less ideal.
- Only as a last resort will I want to add the proxy to the individual web browser since I will be uninstalling and installing various versions of lots of web browsers on each mobile device and re-configuring the proxy for each browser version will be a PITA.
- I have no idea what "rooting" is, I presume it is similar to "jailbreaking". I would prefer to not do this to the devices. If it is absolutely required, I'll need instructions for that as well.