How do I connect to a proxy wi fi?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To connect to a proxy Wi-Fi network on your Android device, you can follow these steps:

1. Open your Android’s Settings: Start by accessing the Settings app on your device. You can typically find it in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon.

2. Tap Wi-Fi: In the Settings menu, locate and tap on the “Wi-Fi” option. This will open the Wi-Fi settings on your device.

3. Tap and hold the Wi-Fi Network Name: Find the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to that requires a proxy and tap and hold its name. This will bring up a context menu with various options.

4. Select Modify Network: From the menu that appears, select the “Modify Network” option. This will allow you to make changes to the selected Wi-Fi network settings.

5. Click Advanced Options: In the Modify Network settings, you should see an “Advanced Options” section. Tap on it to expand the advanced settings.

6. Tap Manual: Within the advanced settings, you’ll find a section labeled “Proxy.” Tap on the dropdown menu next to it and select the “Manual” option. This will enable manual proxy configuration.

7. Change your proxy’s settings: Once you’ve selected the Manual option, you’ll see fields to enter the proxy hostname and proxy port. The hostname typically follows the format of “hostname:port” (e.g., You can obtain the specific proxy settings from your proxy service provider.

8. Tap Save: After entering the proxy’s hostname and port, tap the “Save” button to apply the changes and connect to the proxy Wi-Fi network.

It’s important to note that the proxy settings you enter may vary depending on the proxy service you are using. Make sure to consult the instructions or documentation provided by your proxy service provider for the correct proxy settings.

By connecting to a proxy Wi-Fi network, your device’s internet traffic will be routed through the proxy server, providing you with additional privacy, security, and potentially access to geo-restricted content or websites.

Remember to disconnect from the proxy Wi-Fi network if you no longer need to use it or if you’re experiencing any connectivity issues.