Android Emulator Proxy Settings


Internet browsing in android emulator required no configuration if your host operating system is out of proxy. But if you are behind the proxy you must set android emulator proxy settings properly. An incorrect configuration hampers your internet browsing.

There are many ways to setup android emulator proxy settings. Here I am going to mention some of the easiest ways:

Android Emulator Proxy Settings - Edit Access Point
Android Emulator Proxy Settings – Edit Access Point

Manual Configuration:

01. Go to Home Screen

02. Click on Menu

03. Click on Settings

04. In Wireless & Networks category, click More…

05. Click Mobile Networks

06. Click Access Point Names

07. Click TelKila

08. Enter Proxy and Port

09. Enter Username and Password if required


From Command Line:

01. Run the command console by Start >> Run >>Type cmd>> Press Enter

02. Navigate to tools folder of android SDK installation. In my case it is D:\android-development\android-sdk-windows\tools

03. Run the command after customize for yourself. “emulator -avd {avd-name| in my case DroidX} -http-proxy {http-proxy address:port|in my case}”

04. In my case the full command was: “emulator -avd DroidX -http-proxy”


Your proxy was set successfully. Just open browser, pour an URL to it and continue browsing.


Please Note: I have used Android Emulator 4.0.3 to test this android emulator proxy settings process.

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Rahinur Rahaman

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13 thoughts on “Android Emulator Proxy Settings”

  1. Hi Mr. Rahaman,

    I have a great trouble with this proxy when developing android app. I can’t anyway connect to internet with my emulator. Your great article help me to solve the problem. I like this. Thanks.

    — Andrew

  2. Hi Mr. Rahaman,
    I am new in this android env. and not aware how to find proxy and port number for the same.
    kindly help me to find out to internet working on android Emulator.


  3. Dear @vishal upadhyay

    Not all network use proxy. If your network use proxy, you will find them on Internet Explorer.

    Go to Tools >> Internet Options >> Connections >> Lan Settings

    Here you will find Proxy Server & Port Information

  4. We have .pac file in LAN settings. It has automatic configuration ON. I want to run this on Android emulator.
    Could let me know where & how I need to add path in Emulator settings.

  5. Hi, I am trying to set the proxy to localhost:8080 using the command prompt method. But it says unable to authenticate using the given proxy. There is a proxy running on my localhost and it is working fine when I use a browser like IE. There is no username and password for the proxy running on my system. Please help…

  6. @krupa

    You will find your proxy setting on Internet Explorer. Just go to Tools >> Internet Options >> Connections >> LAN Settings. You will find “Local Area Network (LAN) Settings” dialog box. Proxy Server region of this dialog box, you will find your working proxy server address and port.

  7. Hi Rahinur,

    I am pretty much new to Android Development and have got first task to make a client over .NET WCF. I am working on ADT (Build: v21.0.0-531062). I understand from so many blogs that localhost has to be replaced with So my http://localhost:8081/Service1.svc url looks like now. But still I am facing following exception:

    01-01 15:21:11.374: W/System.err(2633): org.apache.http.conn.HttpHostConnectException: Connection to refused

    I even tried with the router ip, still facing the same exception. Any solution to this will be great helpful and highly appriciated.

    Ravi Shah

  8. Hi,

    Thanks for you post. Now i am able to connect to internet using my proxy in android emulator 4.1 and but i am not able to connect to internet when i use android tablet emulator 3.2. please help me in this.Thanks for any help.

  9. I used “android-x86-4.0-RC2-eeepc.iso” from this website I have installed this android on VMware Player. But I still haven’t able to connect to the internet. I need to help for proxy settings for my this android guest system. and there is no ‘TelKila’ APN in this system.

    If you have any solution, please help me out.


    NB: using NAT adapter for network adapter.

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