How to setup proxy settings when staff move iPads between home and work networks.


We have staff that bring their personal iPads and connect to our organisation network. We setup proxy’s settings when they connect their MacBook to our network.
 When they take it home they must come out of the proxy. Every day they have to keep entering the proxy settings with user name and password when they connect their MAC book to our network.

 Is there an easy way of setting up a network location, so they need not to keep typing the proxy settings every day when they are at work place  and they can just switch the locations.
 If there is way, please post me some tutorials.
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
OSX has a feature in the System Preferences under Networking to configure LOCATIONS.  For each location you can configure the ethernet, wifi and proxies .. the user can switch between these locations in the Apple Menu with a simple click.

More on OSX Location switching -
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
not sure if the question is related to Ipad or macbook?

As per the comment above.

On the Ipad when you press the Info button next to the wifi you can setup the proxy settings. It works similar to the macbook with location. Every wifi connection you join from the Ipad can be configured with different independent network settings.

lianne143Author Commented:
It is for the ipad 3
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Go to;
1. Settings
2. Wifi
3. join the ipad to your work Wifi
4. after succesfull connection select the I next the Wifi name, scroll down and configure the proxy settings.

Do the same steps when on private home LAN/Wifi just skip step 4.


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