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    Question Motorola Xoom 2 - Internet proxy?

    Hi folks,

    We've bought a Xoom 2 to trial some programming software.

    I have just discovered though that you cannot enter an Internet proxy, which we are forced to use by the CC.

    I'm a complete novice to Android. Is there any way around this?

    TIA

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    OK, figured it out. In Wi-fi settings, hold and press on the actual SSID you want to edit, then choose modify. You can then enter a proxy there and save it, although it warns this cannot be used by apps.

    Curiously it only seems to save the settings if the SSID is connected.

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    If it's anything like my galaxy tab (android 3.2 so it should be the same) you can put the proxy details in when you originally connect to the wifi too.

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    ^^Same on an LG Optimus Pad on 3.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    ^^Same on an LG Optimus Pad on 3.1.
    and asus transformer 3.1+

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    Various replies in Google suggested it was an app only solution, but they're probably referring to it being used for apps as well.

    I wonder if ICS improves upon the built-in functionality? Although that's apparently Q3 for the Xoom 2.

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    It was app only in 3.0 - apparently added with the 3.1 update. I find that I can't enter proxy exceptions though, it just locks the tablet up. Great stuff :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    It was app only in 3.0 - apparently added with the 3.1 update. I find that I can't enter proxy exceptions though, it just locks the tablet up. Great stuff :S
    Put your exceptions in first... then add your proxy server. Thats how I have got round that issue.

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    This was bought for the ICT department for some programming activity. It all depends on what level of Internet access they require...

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    I wonder if the iPad has browser (and app?) level access via a proxy?

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    ive found apps can work via prox depends on the app iirc say facebook and angry birds do IF you log into the proxy server via a browser first (that may not be an issue if your proxy doesnt require a logon)

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