Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection, in Windows Phone 8

Everyone has used proxy server for accessing restricted website or wireless connection. For example, if you connect your windows phone 8 devices to your office computer network, you may need to set up a proxy to get access to this. So this guide helps you on How to Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection, in Windows Phone 8. Just follow our simple and fast step to step guide.

NOTE: You should be able to access your email, calendar, etc. Third-party apps and games are very likely not to work with a proxy. This is because most apps do not use proxy compatible protocols to communicate through the Internet.

What is a Proxy Server:

proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource available from a different server and the proxy server evaluates the request as a way to simplify and control its complexity

How to Add a Proxy Server to Your Wireless Network

1. Go to Windows Phone Settings and Find Wi-fi.

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 1

2. Tap the wireless network you are connected

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 2

3. Edit network is opened. Here you will find a Proxy switch and all the details of the wireless connection (IP address, subnet mask, gateway, DNS and MAC address).

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 3

4. To add a proxy server turn On the Proxy switch.

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 4

5. Two new fields are displayed: Server/URL and Port.

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 5

6. Write the IP address or the URL of your proxy, in the Server/URL field.

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 9

7. Then, in the Port field, enter the port used by the proxy. If you don’t specify any port, then the default port 80 will be used.

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 6

8. After you have entered the necessary details, tap done on the bottom menu to save your changes.

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 7

How to Disable a Proxy Server in Windows Phone 8

To disable the use of a proxy, go to Settings -> WiFi and then tap the wireless network you are connected to.

Then, turn Off the Proxy switch.

Add a Proxy Server to a Wireless Connection 8

If you want to completely forget the details of the proxy you just used, then you’ll have to delete the network so that all its configuration details are forgotten.

So Configuring a proxy for your Wi-Fi network is very easy. In another tutorial, we will also show how to make your cellular data connection work through a proxy. 

source