If the Google Chrome web browser installed on your computer is returning an error that says, “Unable to connect to the proxy server. A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between your computer and other servers. Right now, your system is configured to use a proxy, but Google Chrome can't connect to it”.
This error usually pops up when Google Chrome web browser or your computer’s Internet network is configured to use a proxy server. If your Internet connection does not require proxy settings then you should follow the steps by step guide below to solve your web browsing issue.
Steps to Solve Can't Connect to Proxy Server Problem on Google Chrome
The steps outlined below will help you in fixing can’t connect to proxy server problem you are facing in Google Chrome web browser.
Step #01 – Launch Google Chrome with administrator privileges. It is important that you run Chrome web browser as administrator, otherwise your changes will revert back automatically.
For those who don’t know how to run Chrome with administrator privileges, right click on the Chrome icon and select “Run as administrator”. (As shown in the screenshot)
Step #02 – Now Windows will prompt you to confirm if you really want to launch Google Chrome with administrator privileges to make changes to the computer. Simply click on “Yes” button to launch Google Chrome as administrator.
Step #03 – Click on the Menu icon
(located in the upper right corner of the web browser) to open customization and control options for Chrome.
Step #04 – Click on Settings.
Step #05 – Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click on the text that says, “Show advanced settings…”. Doing so will reveal number of advanced settings.
Step #06 – Now, scroll down further until you find a section named, “Network”.
Under the “Network” section, there will be a “Change proxy settings…” button. Click on that button to open Internet Properties window.
Step #07 – In the “Internet Properties” window, go to a “Connections” tab.
Step #08 – Now in the “Local Area Network (LAN) settings” section, you will see a “LAN Settings” button. Click on the button to open Local Area Network settings window.
Step #09 – In the LAN settings window, you will find two sections and three checkboxes in total.
Under the Automatic configuration section there are two checkboxes, make sure that:
· “Automatically detect settings” checkbox is ticked,
· “Use automatic configuration script” checkbox is unticked.
Under the Proxy server section there is only one checkbox, make sure that:
· “Use a proxy server for your LAN” checkbox is unticked.
After making the above changes, make sure that your LAN settings window looks exactly as shown in the screenshot.
Step #10 – Once done, click on “OK” button to apply changes.
Step #11 – Now you can try to browse Internet to check if can’t connect to proxy server problem has been successfully resolved or not.
We hope that after following the methods outlined in this article, you must be able to fix can’t connect to proxy server problem on the Google Chrome web browser. If you are still unable to solve your Google Chrome problem or if you have any query or suggestion, then feel free to leave your comment in the comments section below.