Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 9:48 PM (in response to GigF)
I can tell you where to fool with the HTTP proxy setting in a simple way. I cannot tell you why it's set the way it is right now, or if changing it will affect either your WiFi setup or the way other operations work on your iPad.
If you go to Settings > WiFi on your iPad, and then click the white arrow in the blue circle next to your WiFi network name, you will find the proxy information there. Why it's set the way it is ... I could not begin to say.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 9:58 PM (in response to GigF)
Thank you, I changed the setting from "automatic" to "off" and now I a able to stream videos from Amazon. Whether or not turning off the HTTP Proxy will affect anything else remains to be seen! But thanks again for your simple directions.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 10:33 PM (in response to sberman)
I know, I just love it. I think I will call Apple tomorrow and ask them if I need the proxy settings enabled for anything else. Or I can ask the I.T. Guys at work, they probably know. I work for a large hospital and the I.T. Department is pretty savvy with our computers.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 10:42 PM (in response to GigF)
My home network is a DSL provided by my land-line telephone company. I have always had HTTP proxy settings off with no issue.
My recommendation is that if you're going to question it, your WiFi network service provider would probably be best equipped to answer your question.
If you're talking about using your WiFi at work, then yes, your I.T. Department should be very savvy about the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 10:52 PM (in response to sberman)
Good thought, I will call Cox Communications, my Internet provider. No, I am not going to use my iPad at work, but figured the "techies" in my I.T. Dept would have a pretty good understanding of HTTP proxy settings in general. I appreciate your suggestion!