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Other Devices, Proxy Server on I-Pad

Some networks require you to use a proxy server to access the Internet. A proxy server is another computer or device that acts as an intermediary between you and the Internet by relaying your requests to a server and the servers responses back to you. Unfortunately, this type of setup requires you to specify certain settings in order for you to use the Internet properly. This section will provide information on how to configure your iPad to use a proxy server.

Start the iPad

Tap on the Settings app. When the Settings app loads, you will be at the General Settings category.

Tap on the Wi-Fi settings category and you will be at a screen as shown below.


Screen showing the iPad connected to a wireless network

You should now tap on the Image to access the specific settings of the wireless connection.

You will now be at the Wi-Fi network settings screen for the connected network.


Wireless settings for a Wi-Fi network

At the bottom you will find three proxy server options that you can choose from. The first option is Off, which is the default option and means that the iPad will not use a Proxy Server. The second setting is Manual, which means that you will enter the specific information about proxy server in the specified fields. The last option is Auto, which allows you to enter a URL that contains the configuration information as to what proxy settings the iPad should use.

If you need to specify manual settings, then simply tap on the Manual button and fill in the appropriate fields as shown below.


Screen showing the iPad connected to a wireless network

If your proxy server requires you to login to it before it allows you to use it, make sure you slide Authentication to ON and input your login credentials.

When you are done setting up your proxy server, tap on the Wi-Fi Networks button and then go back to your Home screen to start using the iPad with these new settings.


Start Google Chrome.

Enter the following address in your browser:


Then click on Change Proxy Setting button.


A new window opens:


Click on the LAN settings button. You will see the following:


Check the box called Use a proxy server for your LAN. Enter the IP address and port number that we proved to you.

Click OK and the OK again.

Now in your Chrome browser enter a web address such as you will now see the UK edition of the BBC website and the iplayer link.

You should now see a pop-up window asking for a User Name and Password. Enter the User Name and Password that we provided for your account and click the Login button.

If you see a message that says, Do you Want Google Chrome to save your Password? then click the Save Password button.


To use Chrome without connecting via the proxy repeat the above stems and in the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings box and clear the check for Use a proxy server for your LAN. Then click OK and the OK again.

When you do not need to connect via the proxy then we suggest that you disable the connection using the proxy.


Chrome shares its proxy with Internet Explorer and Windows, so when you configure Chrome as above you are also configuring Internet Explorer

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