How to fix “Unable to connect to the proxy server” on Google Chrome

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June 6, 2015

Google Chrome is a browser everyone is relying on. I can name thousands of people in your town without even knowing them, who are using it for all their internet browsing purpose. With the growing advancement and interest of Google as a company in internet connectivity, Chrome is even available in smartphones now. And not to forget our beloved entertainment hubs, the tablets.

Most of the times, Chrome works better than any web browser. It works better than Safari on my Mac, which is supposed to work the best. There are few cons of using Chrome like it uses a lot of CPU resources but still, it’s fast and that’s all we want.

There are still some issues which Chrome faces and it can do nothing to tackle them. It is nothing related to its robustness but for us, they are still issues. ‘Unable to connect to the proxy server’ is one of them and very common.

Let’s go through a guide together which can help us to fix ‘unable to connect to the proxy server’ on Google Chrome. This guide is tested by me personally and then shared over here. I promise that it will work in most of the scenarios, it will be simple to follow and it will not take any longer than 10 minutes (worst case) of your total productive or entertainment time.

Fix ‘Unable to Connect to the Proxy Server’ on Google Chrome

You have to go through following set of instructions and the issue will be resolved at your end. Make sure the internet connectivity is working (as per your best knowledge) and also the Chrome browser is running.

Screen-Shot-2015-06-05-at-11.04.34-am How to fix “Unable to connect to the proxy server” on Google Chrome

  • Click on the last option in the menu bar of Chrome (which is also the address bar). Yes, the three horizontal lines icon, which opens the Settings section of Chrome.
  • Now click on Settings tab from there and scroll down.
  • You will see ‘Show advanced settings’ label with the link, click on the same now.
  • Scroll down again and under the Network heading, click the option with label ‘Change proxy settings’.
  • A new window will open which I hope familiar to you. This is the Internet Properties menu.
  • You are already under the Connections heading, so click on the option with ‘LAN settings’ label.
  • Now make sure that the option under Proxy Server heading is turned off. Yes, the check mark shouldn’t be there at the option with label ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN….’.
  • Click on Ok, again on Ok and restart your Chrome browser.

Done! After the Chrome works again, it will not show up that error again. But, this will start working only if your internet connectivity is working, otherwise you have to fix that issue before you get started.

I hope the process was simple enough and you also got the reason why this issue was occurring. Yes, it was caused because you were using a proxy server for connectivity. And once you changed it and set it to default, everything was working back.

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