“Unable to connect to the proxy server” is the message that many users use in popular web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Yandex). Lack of internet access is always frustrating. What was the reason, how to solve the problem on our own? - We will describe it in detail in this article.
For anonymous access to the network or bypassing blocking, many users use a proxy server - a set of operating system settings that allow access to the network through another computer that meets a number of characteristics. Making such changes to the system in most cases gives the desired result, but sometimes it becomes the reason for the complete lack of access to the global network.
There are several reasons why, what should help, on the contrary, aggravates the situation, among which:
Despite the fact that most modern browser developers use a common platform, the error often looks different in each application. Here are some options for how it looks like.
"Unable to connect to the proxy server" - in Chrome
"Unable to connect to the proxy server" - in Opera
"Unable to connect to the proxy server" - in Firefox
In the overwhelming majority of cases, it is enough to reset the proxy server properties. The procedure is simple, does not take much time, and is available to anyone who has a desire to solve a problem. Of course, if you work in a huge corporate network, where the differentiation by access levels is configured, then the system administrator should be out of harm's way to provide a solution to the issue.
We bring to your attention solutions for different operating systems of the Microsoft Windows family.
The developers of the tenth version of Windows took care of the simplicity of the procedure.
In earlier versions of Windows to which the 7 belongs, the procedure is slightly different due to the visual interface of the settings.