Bluestacks allows running of Android apps on Windows by emulating the Android OS image.

I recently installed BlueStacks_HD_AppPlayerPro ( on Windows XP but was not able to download/install any apps because my network requires a proxy. It shows the following error:

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I tried using ProxyCaps like freecap, but it did not work for me. How can I configure BlueStacks to use my proxy settings?

  • I don't know if it can help, but recently I have installed AMD AppZone (based on BlueStacks) and it works smoothly on my laptop behind a proxy, without no particular settings. Have you tested it? Maybe in a recent version they have fixed the problem.
    – Drake
    Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 8:39

4 Answers 4


The other answers are way out of date.

BlueStacks installations now includes a command-line utility HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe to setup a proxy connection. I can't find documentation for this utility anywhere but it's pretty basic:

Using BlueStacks with a Proxy Server

  1. Open BlueStacks. (It has to be open before running the utiity)
  2. Open a Windows command prompt.
    • (eg. hit Windows Key+R → type cmd → hit Enter )
  3. Change to the BlueStacks program folder.
    • (eg. cd C:\Program Files\BlueStacks )
  4. Run HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe :


     HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe set <host> <port>      connect to specified proxy
     HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe reset                  reset/stop using proxy

For example: HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe set 4444

  1. When prompted, close and re-open BlueStacks.

Alternatively, you can specify other proxy protocols by including it in the <host> in standard syntax. For example, I used socks://localhost and my custom port number. It took a couple tries but it worked eventually.

To disconnect / reset BlueStacks proxy settings :

  1. Make sure BlueStacks is running
  2. Open a command prompt
  3. Run command: C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe reset
  4. Close and re-open BlueStacks.
  • 4
    but using this method, requests from apps (apk) don't go through the proxy. only from the actual BlueStacks.exe does (like when you click the notification icon)
    – Neeraj
    Commented Jun 2, 2019 at 18:42
  • Setting the proxy worked for me. Resetting the proxy did not. I gotta reinstall it now, and it didn't cache the install files.
    – dx_over_dt
    Commented Aug 2, 2020 at 17:24
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    what version of bluestacks did you try this on? bluestacks 10 and 5 don't seem to have HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe
    – raylu
    Commented Jun 3, 2023 at 5:00
  • Not working for C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-ConfigHttpProxy.exe set 8888 while I use Charles as proxy
    – tom10271
    Commented Oct 1, 2023 at 7:07

According to Bluestack employee Deepika Sharma:

Currently, we do not support proxy settings in BlueStacks App Player but will definitely consider it in our future release.

This information came from their help forum thread: No network access behind a proxy.

Alex Guerrieri answered stating that it was able to work around this issue using the application you've mentioned. I'm posting a solution here, as I don't know what you have tried:

I found a solution. I used proxycap to redirect Bluestacks through proxy (even with LDAP). You have to download and install the application, set your proxy and create a new rule for HD-Network.exe (found under Bluestack directory in %Program_Files%). It worked for me.

  • did you try Alex's solution? I tried using a program similar to proxycap, called freecap. But I still got a "Network Unreachable" error.
    – akjain
    Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 6:21
  • @akjain I didn't tried yet! My answer was the "not supported" part. I end up mentioning Alex steps to workaround this issue, since you haven't specified which steps you took to try a workaround. I'll give it a go and see if I can came up with a functional workaround.
    – Zuul
    Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 8:43

I have being able to use BlueStacks on my network using cntlm + Proxifier. I use cntlm to authenticate on my proxy and Proxifier as a replacement for Proxycaps/WideCap. Proxifier lets you tunnel your socks connections through the cntlm proxy (http://proxifier.com/)


Use a VPN android app that supports proxy (e.g. AgoVPN) then connect to the VPN and you will access the internet in BlueStacks. I tested it in Bluestack 5 in Windows 10.

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