A proxy server is a computer that acts as a gateway between your local network (and your device) and a larger-scale network (such as the internet). Proxy servers provide increased performance and security.
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Tap the right arrow to advance to the next page.
- Tap Network Settings.
- Tap Change Network Settings.
- Tap the Wi-Fi or Wired (Ethernet) option in the in the Device & Network section.
- For Wi-Fi:
- Select the network from the list.
- Tap on the Advanced Options checkbox to select it.
- Tap Proxy: Manually configure proxy settings.
For Wired (Ethernet):
- Select either DHCP or Static IP
- If you select DHCP, tap on the drop-down arrow next to Proxy Setting and select Manual.
- For Proxy Hostname enter the IP address, HTTP or HTTPS proxy address of your proxy server.
- For Proxy Port, enter the port the device should use to send network traffic to the proxy server.
- If your Proxy Server requires authentication, select the Need Authentication check box and fill in the additional fields.
- Enter the Proxy Username. This may be case sensitive for some proxy servers.
- Enter the Proxy Password. This is case sensitive for proxy servers.
- Tap Next, then tap Connect.
- When the device connects to the network, tap Continue.
A proxy server works by intercepting connections between sender and receiver. All incoming data enters through one port and is forwarded to the rest of the network via another port. By blocking direct access between two networks, proxy servers make it much more difficult for hackers to get internal addresses and details of a private network.
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UPDATED: August 14, 2021