Using a proxy on iPad

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    Am currently in France, have my PC connected to a proxy and am therefore able to watch BBC iPlayer. But am unable to watch on my iPad. Is there a way for my wifi iPad to access the same proxy as my PC?
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    'Settings', 'WiFi', click on the '>' arrow to the right of the WiFi account you want to set up and a screen will open with a box into which you can enter the proxy details.

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    Thanks Tim, you are going to have to talk me through this carefully, my iPad wifi is currently connected to my Modem, does this mean I have to set up another account?
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    If you click on the 'Settings' app and then choose 'WiFi' the current connection to your WiFi router will be indicated by a 'tick' character ✔

    To the right of the line that indicates the current connection, there's a '>' right arrow symbol. Touch that and a new screen will open up. Towards the bottom of the screen, on the left hand side, you'll see a box where you can enter the details of the proxy server you want to use. Use the same proxy address as you're using for your PC.

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    Sorry Tim I am a bit thick, but when the screen comes up, it doesn't seem to stack up with your instructions. The screen I get has about six boxes where info can be input. At the bottom of the screen there are three options
    Namely, HTTP proxy, Off , Manual or Auto
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    If you touch 'Manual' you'll be offered the chance to enter the proxy server address and port number. You need to copy these from your PC. Then touch 'Off' to turn the proxy server on. (You'll eventually need to turn this off when you want to access the Internet without the proxy).

    Some networks have an automatic proxy server configuration - it's usually when it's a local corporate network - but I suspect you'll have to enter the details manually from your PC.

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    Right Tim I thou ink I have it now. Just waiting for my son to give the proxy details again.

    If I get it workin, watch iPlayer and then want to go back to normal Internet use, is that when I have to hit the Off button. In other words, is the proxy only for iPlayer?
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    Thanks very much for your help Tim. Have got it to work using ITV iPlayer, but doesn't seem to like BBC

    Thanks for your patience
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    It depends entirely on how the proxy is configured. It might be that, whoever has set up the proxy has only enabled it for iPlayer - or they might have enabled it for all URLs. But, however it's configured, it's an extra link in the chain. Rather than going directly to the website you request, you'll now go via the proxy so typically this will slow things down (though not always).

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