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I wish to use wifi network in my university but the network resides behind a proxy server. So, how do I set my proxy settings (requires authentication) on my HTC Dream G1 (Android 1.5)?

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Settings -> Wireless and Network -> WiFi Settings, hit the Menu button, and choose Advanced.

However, it appears this doesn't support user authentication. I can't find a solution online, either :(. The question I marked as a duplicate may be of some assistance, though your version of Android may be too old for any of this.

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  • Will creating an APN and setting it up help? I know that APN is used for GPRS but I am not sure it is used for wifi too or not
    – Neel Mehta
    Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 10:33
  • You could have a computer rebroadcast the university's WiFi network if you have the appropriate OS/hardware, allowing the computer to manage the proxy settings and the phone to connect blithely through the computer. Example instructions. Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 14:17
  • I tried but it didnt work. It detects the wifi network but does not connect to it. My internet access on my laptop is through a LAN connection with static IP address, maybe thats creating problems. Maybe I can do something similar on Ubuntu as it isnt working on Windows 7.
    – Neel Mehta
    Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 14:37
  • it might be possible to set auth info with the server url, i.e. user:[email protected]. I never tried it myself (not having a proxy to try with), but heard people reporting success this way.
    – Izzy
    Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 8:49

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