I am trying to configure ZAP on an Android device using a hotspot connection opened on another Android device.

I followed the setup instructions available here: https://security.secure.force.com/security/tools/webapp/zapandroidsetup I also tried indicating my laptop's ip address as local proxy when configuring ZAP on the laptop, plus tried with different ports.

Connecting to hotspot network without any proxy configuration works fine. But, as soon as I select Manual proxy settings and enter my laptop's ip address and port that ZAP is listening on and restart the wifi connection on the test device, the connectivity status goes from "Connecting" to "Checking the quality of your internet connection" and then it finally changes to "Internet may not be available" (and it isn't).

Am I doing something wrong? Should I be configuring something more? Thanks.

  • Is your laptop using the same hotspot?
    – kingthorin
    Nov 26, 2019 at 20:13
  • @kingthorin Yes.
    – VictorB
    Nov 26, 2019 at 21:51
  • Does the laptop have a local firewall? Win? Linux?
    – kingthorin
    Nov 27, 2019 at 1:48
  • No, no local firewall and it's on Windows 10.
    – VictorB
    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:29
  • Apologies, windows defender firewall is actually enabled. I have also added a couple of inbound and outbound rules just now to make sure ZAP isn't blocked.
    – VictorB
    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:37


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