Setting up a LG VX8500 chocolate phone to use a third party proxy
Instructions on how to hack the files in the phone to use your own proxy server instead of being charged to use Verizon's. See also the cool wap sites page for a list of WAP sites that work with this phone, as well as the Apache WAP Proxy page to learn how to turn on the Proxy module in Apache's HTTPD server.
VX-8500 (chocolate) as of 09Aug2006
It discusses how to set up a proxy in Windows, how to download and hack the correct files to change the WAP settings, and how to host your own WAP page.
Change all occurances of the following strings:
The below settings don't need to be changed. When I first started playing with the phone, I was hoping I would be able to secure my proxy with username/password authentication. Unfortunately, the phone is not set up to try to authenticate against the proxy server, so the below values are never used by the phone when it first contacts the proxy, it just connects and expects the proxy to be open. Since open proxies are a bad thing (TM), I've tried to lock down my proxy by only allowing IP blocks from networks that Verizon owns. It's taken me some experimentation (I use the phone's web browser, it hits my proxy and the proxy throws a HTTP 403 error), but I've found most of them. See my Apache WAP Proxy page for a somewhat current list of IP blocks.