Internet Connection Error: Unable to Connect to the Proxy Server

Updated: May 25, 2016 / Home » Tutorials

Can’t connect to your internet? If you’re having problem connecting to the internet while your other devices is able to connect to the internet, chances are, your proxy setting is configured wrongly or it is switched ‘on’. Now, a proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between your computer and other servers. If this is the case where your operating system be it Windows, Mac OS or Linux is configured to use a proxy, the solution is to reset it. Here is a simple tutorial for Microsoft Windows XP, 7 and 8 via Internet Explorer.

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Internet Connection Error: Unable to Connect to the Proxy Server

  • Step 1 – Launch Internet Explorer

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  • Step 2 – Click on the ‘but’ icon
  • Step 3 – Select ‘Internet Options’

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  • Step 4 – Select the ‘Connection’ tab
  • Step 5 – Click on the Lan Settings’
  • Step 6 – Uncheck ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings may not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).’
  • Step 7 – Click ‘Ok’ to save the changes

If you use a proxy server, check your proxy settings or check with your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working. If you don’t believe you should be using a proxy server. Here is a video tutorial:

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19 comments on “Internet Connection Error: Unable to Connect to the Proxy Server

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    ZamZam [ Reply ]

    Having trouble connecting your PC to a wireless network?

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    Tim Fisher [ Reply ]

    How to solve “The configured proxy server is not responding”?

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      proxy server error

      Mc afee/ any (security software } always block all sites like that google ,gmail yahoo facebook etc

      then they show proxy server

      0 first to cheak firewall on or off

      1 control panel -> windows firewall

      2 then firewall close but there firewall are not off

      then go on macafee software nd click on firewall nd turn off firewall

      then all sites are work fine

      proxy server not responding

      just go on -> Control Panel -> Internet option -> connection taB ND CLICK ON

      LAN Setting button

      Uncheak the box “”Use proxy server for your LAN

      ohk bbye…..

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    microsoft [ Reply ]

    how to solve Outlook gives an error for Proxy Server Certificate? thanks!

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      Wendy Sheehan Donnell [ Reply ]

      Outlook is unable to connect to the proxy server? have u tried the official help from microsoft?

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        Melanie Pinola [ Reply ]

        Server not found or Unable to connect error and how

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    Gina Trapani [ Reply ]

    Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

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    Error “Underlying connection was closed: unable to connect to the remote server.” when running on network with proxy server(s).

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    no registration [ Reply ]

    “We are unable to connect to the Google Earth servers” or Google Earth is displaying a green or black screen

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    Matt Egan [ Reply ]

    Unable to connect via socks5/http proxy.

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    google chrome [ Reply ]

    net error 130 proxy server connection failed chrome

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    thank you very much

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    Eddy roy [ Reply ]

    hello; when i connect to the internet ,internet is access but google chrome and other explorer does’t work .says unable to connect the proxy server . proxy server connection faild. on the other side antivirus is update properly and some files in my download manager get re download properly so what is the problem plz help me..

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      you need to remove the proxy settings for your IE and Chrome.

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    What to do if the proxy server keeps changing.Set by check box as “Auto Detect Setting”. Changes to Us a proxy server for your LAN.

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    I tried by unchecking the option

    But am getting the same problem

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    what if you have done that on IE and Firefox but it still dont work?

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      Time to reformat or call an IT expert to solve the problem

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    suraj gamare [ Reply ]

    Thanx …its working

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