How to configure Opera Mobile to work on wifi

In my review of the HTC Tilt2 from AT&T, I mentioned how much I love the Opera Mobile browser.  There’s just one problem, however: when I try to browse on a wifi network, Opera wouldn’t work, instead giving me an error message indicating that it couldn’t find a proxy server.

The good folks over at XDA-Developers Forum have a solution:

Apparently, Opera is configured out of the box to use a specific proxy server, which is only available when the phone is operating on AT&T’s data network.  If you try to connect through wifi, your phone can’t access the server, so Opera won’t work.

Here’s how you fix it:

  1. Open your Opera Mobile browser.
  2. Type “about:config” without quotes into the address bar.
  3. Scroll down until you see “Proxy.”  Click on it.
  4. When the Proxy section expands, uncheck every box and tap “Save.”
  5. Close and restart Opera Mobile.

You should now be able to browse using Opera Mobile regardless of whether you are on data or wifi.

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  1. Jonathan’s avatar

    This fixed it for me… thank you!

  2. Luke’s avatar

    thanks
    it works

  3. Hussnain’s avatar

    my problem is that it never asks security key for my home wifi. if i am out somewhere and browse, it asks for key but never at home.. any solution :(??

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