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  1. Legoless's Avatar

    I've been trying to set up a proxy on my Lumia 920. My goal is to enable a Mobile Data Optimization proxy, which must work on 3G/LTE network. So is there a way to set proxy settings like on Wifi? Is it possible to do it with a profile from an application or web? Or maybe even programatically from application?

    All I found was the Access Points menu, where you can set APN for your internet access and it also allows entering proxy server address and port. Is this working for manual configuration? Is it possible to do a separate profile or even automatic configuration of the proxy either programatically or from a website?

    Thank you for your help!
    Last edited by Legoless; 12-02-2013 at 08:51 AM.
    12-02-2013 06:36 AM
  2. sejgiul's Avatar
    There's no need to do this manually. It's built into WP8. Go to settings > Swipe to applications > Internet Explorer > Advanced settings > tick "Reduce data use by sending URLS to the Data Sense Service".

    I wouldn't recommend messing around with proxies unless you know exactly what you are doing. It seems you are wanting to use Google's service, which I definitely do not recommend. Use the data sense service instead.
    12-02-2013 08:42 AM
  3. Legoless's Avatar
    No, this is not what I am trying to do. I need custom proxy configuration, because the optimization is done on other servers, not Data Sense you mentioned or Google. And the setting should be phone wide, not only Internet Explorer.
    12-02-2013 08:52 AM
  4. sejgiul's Avatar
    So what exactly is it you are trying to do?

    You need to go into settings > access point. Then create a new access point and add in proxy details, then everything will run through that particular proxy.
    12-02-2013 09:40 AM
  5. Legoless's Avatar
    Yes, I've already figured that out, thanks! But my question remains, is it possible to do this automatically via Application or Website?

    12-02-2013 09:58 AM
  6. sejgiul's Avatar
    No, it wouldn't be allowed for security reasons. I for one wouldn't want an application or website to set a proxy on my phone for me programmatically. This would mean all the information on my phone would be passed through this proxy and could be captured and used maliciously.
    12-02-2013 10:05 AM
  7. Legoless's Avatar
    Of course, that is an security issue. I've meant that it could be done, if user confirmed the profile addition and that the profile is signed by a trusted entity. It is working flawlessly like that on iOS devices.
    12-02-2013 10:11 AM

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