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Old 09-03-2008, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The wireless at my school requires you to type in a proxy address before your able to connect. I was able to get my friends iphone working (by editing the proxy settings) However I can find no such settings on the blackberry 8820. If anyone knows how to do this it would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Would this be a WiFi network? If so they should only require a WEP key, 10 digits long. I've never heard of a proxy for WiFi, only for regular data service. With a Blackberry you get your dat service from your BIS plan or BES plan.
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Are they doing a plain proxy or proxy via VPN? What did you set on the iPhone. That would answer the question for me.

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its a wi-fi network....

on the iphone i was able to put in the proxy address for the school (that they have set for us).... but there is no option to do this on the blackberry.

When we use our laptops in IE we have to go to settings, internet options, connections, settings, and then click automatically configure......

in safarie we have to put in the proxy address.... and u can do that on the iphone... but i cant find an option for that on the blackberry
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I doubt the Blackberry does that. I've never heard of a proxy address for WiFi, just WEP/WPA keys. On OS 4.5 there is an app to set up WiFi. Maybe it will ask for this info if it's required by the network.
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Proxy for Wifi is pretty common - Quite surprised blackberry doesn't support this
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Proxy for Wifi is pretty common - Quite surprised blackberry doesn't support this
I'd say it's more like Proxy for Access is pretty common (in schools, etc). He is likely connected to the WiFi/access point, but is not able to browse via WiFi because the school requires that all connections go thru their proxy.
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Proxy for Wifi is pretty common - Quite surprised blackberry doesn't support this
It is very common.
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any solutions?

i really need to get this to work... my laptop wont turn on for now... but i need internet at my school
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