Configuring Your Proxy: iOS and Android OS

I. iOS Devices (iPad, iPhone, etc. on iOS 7)

DILNET supports various handheld devices to work under them, as long as these devices have proper proxy settings. For iOS devices, pre-3rd gen devices are seamlessly supported. Also, devices with iOS 7 should work well with DILNET. However, some people will be experiencing connectivity problems, especially with Proxy 7.

Here’s how you can try out DILNET on your iOS device:

  1. On your device, go to Settings > WiFi Networks and enable your WiFi.
  2. Choose DILNET from the “Choose a network” menu.
  3. Once connected, click the encircled “i” icon on the right for advanced settings next to the DILNET label.
  4. Below you will see an HTTP Proxy section; tap “Manual”.
  5. Type (or, for registered Faculty users) on the “Server” field. See Which Proxy Should I Use? if you are not sure what proxy settings you should be using.
  6. Type 8080 on the “Port”.
  7. Choose “ON” for the authentication option and type your DilNet account username and password.

Note that usually this only works for Safari, so other Apps might have proxy settings of their own that you’d have to configure.

Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t. If you want, we would gladly assist you in making your iOS device work here at the Computer Center.

II. Android Devices
(Tested on Android 4.4.4)

  1. Tap “Settings.”.
  2. Make sure the wireless network is enabled, and connected to the network (DILNET) for which you want to set the proxy server.
  3. Tap and hold the DILNET in the list of access points.
  4. Tap “Modify network”.
  5. Tick the “Show advanced options” checkbox.
  6. Tap “Proxy settings” and then “Manual”.
  7. Set the proxy hostname to (, for registered Faculty users) and proxy port to 8080. See Which Proxy Should I Use? if you are not sure what proxy settings you should be using.
  8. Tap “Save”.
  9. Open your favorite browser.
  10. Input your DilNet account username and password.