Support Does wifi bypass carrier internet?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Smileyguy3000, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Smileyguy3000

    Smileyguy3000 Well-Known Member
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    If I successfully connect to a wifi network, does that mean any internet access will NOT come from my mobile carrier (and hence won't add to my bill)?

    Will the phone use the wifi automatically (in preference to the carrier's internet service)?

    Also - can I include a proxy server in the browser? I'm not used to this interface so don't know where to start looking . . .
     

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  2. Naruvam

    Naruvam Well-Known Member
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    Yep if u'r connected to wifi phone wount use mobike internet.
     
  3. Smileyguy3000

    Smileyguy3000 Well-Known Member
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    Woohoo - thanks!

    How do I know that the phone is using wifi instead of whatever else it is using?

    What about being able to enter proxy settings into the browser? Can that be done?
     
  4. the icon in the notification bar changes from g/e/3g (gprs/edge/3g) to a wifi icon

    Let's talk about Google Android: Set proxy for android web browser

    i'd guess some 3rd party browser might also have proxy settings, or perhaps there's an app to set proxy settings for the default browser (?)
     
  5. Riksu8

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    The icon changes in the top row when you use different connections - the 3G or E (or G if you're in a very crappy signal area) icon with the arrows you probably have now will go away and a WiFi icon appears. I don't know about the proxy settings though, sorry.
     
  6. Smileyguy3000

    Smileyguy3000 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the pointer to proxy settings. Does that mean I need to edit a file on the Galaxy - So can't just switch back to original proxy settings without editing that file?

    I am assuming I need to connect to a computer to edit that database file (to change proxy settings. Is that correct?
     
  7. maurinet

    maurinet Well-Known Member
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    You should download APNdroid from the market, it lets you control the 3G/EDGE/GPRS connection to your mobile carrier. Brilliant!
     

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