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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dbrookes, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. dbrookes

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    So my company's web filter blocks google search results on my GN when connected to wifi. I can go to Google, but any results are blocked. The IT department is convinced the reason for the block is that it's using a proxy. As a confirmation https://google.com's search results aren't blocked. The weird part is the same thing happens with bing. I can find no proxy setup parameters anywhere in any settings.

    In a post carrierIQ world, I'm wondering if Verizon is snatching our search results.

    -D.
     

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    There are proxy settings. I don't know how you would have a proxy set up without, er, setting it up.

    But here you go:

    Pull Down Notifications > Settings (in the middle) > WiFi > Long Press your network > Modify > check Show advanced options > Proxy settings

    If nothing else, it might prove to your IT dept that you are not using a proxy.
     
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    Sure enough, no proxy. I also got a clean bill of health from lookout, not that I'd expect any trouble with the few apps I've downloaded in the short time I've had the GN.
    --D.
     
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