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How To Add A Proxy Server To A Wireless Connection In Android

Android, mobile, proxy, network, wireless, set, configureProxy servers are useful tools for protecting user privacy. You can browse the Internet behind a proxy server and no one will gain access to your sensitive data. While you are connected to a network that uses a proxy server, this server acts as an intermediary for network requests between you and the rest of the network, virtually filtering the information exchanged between the network nodes. But nowadays, more and more people prefer browsing the net on their mobile devices, many of which are Android-powered, rather than on a computer, does this all-too-popular mobile operating system offer the feature of setting up your network connection to use a proxy server? Fortunately, starting with version 2.3 (or Gingerbread), it does. In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to add your proxy server details to your mobile device's wireless network connection.

NOTE: We used a Google Nexus 5 device running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The procedure is similar on all Android powered devices, so you should be good to go even if you're running a different version of Android on your device.

Android, mobile, proxy, network, wireless, set, configureHow To Add Your Proxy Server Details To A Wireless Network Connection

Since this is a setting that you find in the wireless connection settings section of the device, let's open this section. You can find the Settings app in the app list, so first, let's open the app drawer from your device's homescreen.

Then, scroll your apps list until you find the Settings app.

From your device's settings panel, notice that the first option on top of the screen, in the Wireless & Networks category, is Wi-Fi. Tap on its name to open the Wi-Fi options list.

Android, mobile, proxy, network, wireless, set, configureAlternatively, you can also reach this options screen by dragging the notification bar on top of your screen and tapping and holding your finger on the Wi-Fi icon in the tiles drawer.

Once you open the Wi-Fi settings, you will see a list of all the wireless networks in range of your device. The one you are currently connected to will be listed first. The others that you have connected to in the past will be listed in a priority order below.

To add the proxy server details to your current connection (or to any other connection in this list), tap and hold on the name of the wireless connection. In our example, we will add these details to the Wi-Fi network that our device is currently connected to: "LANdalf".

When you tap and hold on the Wi-Fi connection name, a dialog will open with various options for this connection. We are interested in the second one in this list, Modify network, so tap on it to open the connection details.

A dialog will open containing some details regarding your connection to the Wi-Fi network. At the bottom of the dialog, you will find a checkmark that says Show advanced options. Tap on this option.


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