Androids lack of wifi proxy supportSupport


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  1. usernameinuse86

    usernameinuse86 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Apart from being absolutely terrible that this basic function has not been included for over a year and a half, it makes me wonder if they are going to bother at all.

    So, I am looking for a work around, I believe that one way is to set up a router connected to my work network, that forwards all traffic to the proxy, that way, I could access my wireless router without wifi proxy set up on the android, and get full access to the internet whilst at work.

    I have loaded DD-WRT firmware on my Linksys WRG54T Router, any advice on how I will set this up to use a proxy for all traffic?

    Many thanks for your time.

    Gary.
     

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  2. mistahd33

    mistahd33 Member

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    I have decided to write an artical about this (mistahd33 - Slashdot User) and send it to a good portion of leading tech publications to see if a little publicity will budge google on the topic. I encourage others to either do the same, or comment on my artical in support of it. Also I encourage people to check out the issue logged with google here: (Issue 1273 - android - IP Proxy Settings for Wifi Network - Project Hosting on Google Code) and click on the star at the topic of the artical to show google that you need this issue fixed.
     
  3. Unam

    Unam Active Member

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    I am also facing the same issue.
    The usual workarounds also do not work for me. I cannot change my router (restricted and nor can I change its settings.)
    Apps on my phone do not connect to wifi, because of the proxy settings, I am only able to browse the web, with the stock phone browser.
    I cannot connect to market, or download over wifi (GPRS data connection takes too long a time).
    Gmail, Gtalk, Maps , Weather apps, basically any app requiring a data connection is not able to work on wifi with proxy settings.

    Such a simple issue, and this has been ignored for so long. Even my older phones(Symbian), had support for wifi.

    I have to use expensive data plans (GPRS),for apps connectivity which are also so slow.
    This really has spoiled my android party :mad:

    I do not want to root my phone, as it would void the warranty , its an expensive purchase after all....
    Is there a way (without rooting ), to get proxy wifi support for Apps in android ? Please share....................
     
  4. mistahd33

    mistahd33 Member

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    no, in a word, theres not, not if you need proxy with authentication and dont want to root.. Best thing we can do is star the Google thread as I mentioned, and publicize it as much as we can to shame google into fixing it.
     

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