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Old 02-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Could someone clarify whether Blackberry phones (not in an enterprise config) can be configured to use HTTP proxies? We are making a wireless connection available to our students and require them to use our HTTP proxy for internet access. I've searched around and most results suggest no. Thanks
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HTTP proxy assumes your behind the school router going out. The BB does not use the school network for internet access with the exception of the BB's with WIFI. They would just need to be configured for any security etc and your router should do the rest. They would still be able to access the internet if they turn off the WIFI link. Not sure what your trying to accomplish.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The BB does have wifi and the student can successfully connect to the wireless network. Traffic is routed through our firewall and routed upstream to our service provider's forced web proxy. All clients are required to specify a HTTP proxy in order to get web access. iPhones and Android phones have the option to configure a proxy, I'm looking for the equivalent option in BB.

I imagine the student wants to connect so they don't have to pay for data usage with their mobile carrier and because the mobile coverage on our site is patchy at best.

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Can you configure your network so the proxy is the network's default gateway?

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BlackBerrys don't work like other phones. Data goes through RIM's servers, hence the need for a real BlackBerry data plan. I do not know of any way to specify a proxy like I could on my older Palm Treo phones, and I have not heard of any project to add this to the BlackBerry. I believe the technical term for this is "SOL".
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