Add Proxy Server app to HP TouchPad

06 Oct

I thought that I would have an HP TouchPad that did not work on my company proxy/ISA server. After a few emails to HP, I found that an HP employee has created an app that can enable and disable the use of Proxy servers on your TouchPad.

As yet, HP have not written an official GUI app to set and remove proxies. However an HP employee in Holland (Jochim) wrote a TouchPad App that sets proxies and saves proxy settings. You need to download the ipk file “” from this download location and it needs to be installed in the same manner as any ipk based or preware based app.

To install this app:

1. Download the application “” file to your PC from this download location.

2. Download WebOS Quick Install tool to your PC from the following link:

You need to have Java installed on your PC to be able to run this tool as described in the link above.

3. Enable developer mode on your device. To do this type the following to “Just Type” field on your TouchPad or “Find…” field on your Pre/Pixi device:


A developer mode icon will appear. Click that and turn on developer mode.

Your device will reboot.

4. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable. Your device will prompt you with an option for “USB Drive” mode. Do NOT select that, instead just select

“Close” or “Just charge” whichever option is available.

5. Double click WebOS Quick Install .jar file you downloaded at step 2 to launch the tool.

You will see WebOS Quick Install window.

6. Drag and drop the “” file you downloaded at step 1 to

the “Files to install” list on WebOS Quick Install window and click the “Install” button.

The application should now be installed to your device and will likely be in the Apps tab.

NOTE: If  webosquickinstall complains that it can’t find the Novacom drivers, you need to download the webOS doctor for the HP TouchPad. Run it but do not attach your HP TouchPad. When you run the webOS doctor it will install the novacom  drivers and then ask you to attach your touchpad. At that point you can shut it down and start up webOS quickinstall.

HP TouchPad webOS version 3.0.2



Posted by on October 6, 2011 in HP TouchPad, Proxy / ISA Server


8 responses to “Add Proxy Server app to HP TouchPad

  1. Jo

    October 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    This doesn’t seem to help if your proxy server requires username and password. I just get “network login required” notification and then a standard ISA “407 Proxy Authentication required” page which doesn’t provide anywhere for you to enter a user / password. There are 3 similar apps on the preware feeds – 2 of them don’t allow you to specify a password, and the other does – but not to specify a domain name (DOMAIN\user as username doesn’t work either). So for now, my touchpad is still useless at work. 😦

  2. martin

    October 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I ran webOS doctor as per yr instructions, then started webOS quickinstall and it still complained there were no Novacom drivers! Any other suggestions?

  3. vin

    October 16, 2011 at 7:01 am

    when I select tap to show network login. I got page showing error cashe access denied. Please suggest how to enter username and password.

  4. My Computer Bytes!

    October 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Unfortunately it seems that this will only work with ISA servers that do not require authorisation.

  5. vin

    October 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Please suggest other option to enable my internet with proxy and authorization.

  6. Jonathan

    October 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Beautiful! Everything worked. Thanks!

    • MK

      October 21, 2011 at 7:58 am

      Install works fine, was able to enter proxy but getting error “something went wrong setting proxy”,
      cant access internet.

      • My Computer Bytes!

        October 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

        I had the same error and found that if I used the IP address for the ISA server instead of the FQDN, then it worked.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: