Fix Can Not Connect To Proxy Server In Firefox, Google Chrome And Internet Explorer
Posted by in Problem Issue Error August 17, 2011 28 Comments

Are you facing with an error message: “The proxy server is refusing connections” in Firefox or “Unable to connect to the proxy server” in Google Chrome?

It appears that your browser (Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) is configured to use a particular proxy server or SOCKS Host to access the internet or your network. And the proxy server currently is not working so browser will refuse connections. It means you can not go anywhere.

The error message in Firefox

Firefox Can Not Connect To Proxy Server

Firefox Can Not Connect To Proxy Server

The error message in Google Chrome

Google Chrome Can Not Connect To Proxy Server

Google Chrome Can Not Connect To Proxy Server

In order to solve the issue, you need contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working or check your proxy settings to make sure they are correct.

In my case, it occurs because I didn’t reset my proxy settings after did some test with my websites via SOCKS Host. Few simple steps below will show you How do I adjust the proxy settings.

1. Fix Proxy Server issue in Firefox

  • 1. Open Firefox, go to Tools => Advanced => Network => Settings…
    Firefox Advanced Network Settings

    Firefox Advanced Network Settings

  • 2. In the Connection Settings box, select No proxy
    Firefox No Proxy

    Firefox No Proxy

  • 3. Click OK & OK button

2. Fix Proxy Server issue in Internet Explorer and Google Chrome

As you already know, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome have the same proxy configuration thus we just update the proxy settings in IE then Google Chrome will follow.

  • 1. Open Internet Options: go to Tools => Internet options in IE or from Start menu => Control Panel => Internet Options
  • 2. Go to Connections tab then click on LAN settings button
    Internet Explorer Connections LAN settings

    Internet Explorer Connections LAN settings

  • 3. In the Local Area Network (LAN) setting box, deselect ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’ in Proxy Server panel then click OK button
    Internet Explorer Deselect Proxy Server

    Internet Explorer Deselect Proxy Server

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  • Lkajldjfaljdl

    Thank you so much hoanhuynh for the great help. My Firefox is working fine now.

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  • Baiju25

    I need to go VIA proxy alone … it is working IE … But Firefox and Chrome not working … I am commenting this from IE !!!!! Please help

  • Olandagmichael

    not working on me. i’m using  broadband and my google chrome still not connected to the internet. help me please!!!

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  • renj30

    in my local area connection, i had my ipv4 connectivity is connect to internet but my ipv6 connectivity is no network can i fix it?

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    i have paid proxy i don’t know how to use it.. can you give me example how can i start to use it?

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  • Ebony

    I got to all the steps but when it came to deselecting the box that says “Use A Proxy Server For Your LAN” it doesn’t let me click it its not an option for me! Please help.