My ISP started having problems loading NYtimes... I live overseas. Their only answer was: OK, configure your devices to use this proxy.
So I configured my iPad etc to connect using the proxy. All very good.
BUT as a direct result, the iPad (and IPod touches) now simply hang when I try to run the Remote app to control my iTunes on my Mac. Argh... That is key for me.
Any advice on how I can keep the Proxy from killing my Remote app?
-- why the heck would Remote app care about the proxy anyway? It does not need to connect to anything outside my apartment.
-- I already tried configuring my computer's entire Mac OS to also connect to the proxy . Did not fix the problem. Note that normally, I am leaving the Mac's OS NOT connected to the proxy but rather only having my web browser (Firefox) use the proxy. Partially because having the Whole Mac configured to proxy did not fix the browser... And it did not help matters when I saw that the Preferences control panel for the proxy was reformatting the port number of the proxy to display the number like this: 8,080. Uhh... You think apple might have fixed that embarrassing bug in its last update.