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Google Chrome can't connect to proxy server and I can't change LAN settings. What do I do?

Recently, Google Chrome and IE have been unable to connect to the proxy server. I tried to change the LAN settings but was unable to. How do I fix this?
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  1. did u tried in google chrome setting, show advance setting scroll down change proxy setting connections lan setting and try for that....
  2. I unchecked the proxy box but still doesn't work then when I connect back into the LAN settings the box is check off again like its automatic
  3. skip the gogle chrome junk, open control panel/ click internet options/ click the connections tab, then at the bottom click LAN settings . Un click use a proxy server , then click automatically detect settings.
    This should solve your issues.
  4. Best answer
    I've also got the same problem and I was able to fix it on my own.
    Just follow the steps I did:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click Menu on the upper right side. Beside the STAR symbol (Bookmark).
    3. Click Show Advanced Settings.
    4. Scroll down and find Network.
    5. Click Change proxy settings.
    6. On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
    7. Uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN."
    8. Then click OK.

    Hope it helps .
  5. you have to start in safe mode and beside un checking the proxy server box you have to delete all the text in the proxy server boxes.
    check auto detect settings and then apply. then restart if this doesn't work you have something in your registry. which is another set of instructions.
    .
  6. i can see the box for Proxy Server is checked but it is also grey and i can't uncheck it. what do i do?

    mebbyy said:
    I've also got the same problem and I was able to fix it on my own.
    Just follow the steps I did:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click Menu on the upper right side. Beside the STAR symbol (Bookmark).
    3. Click Show Advanced Settings.
    4. Scroll down and find Network.
    5. Click Change proxy settings.
    6. On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
    7. Uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN."
    8. Then click OK.

    Hope it helps .
  7. To whizzard gong to safe mode did it thank you for your post!
  8. Mebbys suggestion worked for me, thank you :)
  9. In reply to @JCARVER I also have experienced this problem and every time you uncheck "use a proxy server" it rechecks itself.
    If it helps, I first experienced this after returning to my home in Central America after buying the new computer in California.
  10. There are a lot of factors that can go into this issue; however I found what worked for me. I ran a restore point previous to several windows updates-problem fixed, reinstalled updates to identify the bad one-problem returned, started manually uninstalling each windows update. The culprit was KB2976627
  11. This is a post from iamthemidnitechef. This practically fixed all my problems i was having where my lan setting kept on changing to proxy server. Hope this helps

    iamthemidnitechef December 6, 2013 1:03:23 PM

    On Windows XP, click Start, or on Windows Vista or Windows 7, click start, and then click Run.
    In the Run text box, copy (CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) or type the following:

    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v ProxyEnable /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    Click OK.
    On Windows XP, click Start , or on Windows Vista or Windows 7, click start, and then click Run.
    In the Run text box, copy (CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) or type the following:

    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v ProxyServer /f

    Click OK.

    If you don't have the run command in your start menu then press the "windowkey+R" then it should come out

    If this does not fix the problem then you might have malware thats causing the problem. Download SpywareBlaster and ComboFix. That helped me get rid of all those malware.
  12. Llussier18 said:
    I unchecked the proxy box but still doesn't work then when I connect back into the LAN settings the box is check off again like its automatic



    I am currently having the same problem. Did you get yours fixed? Please let me know how. thanks
  13. It only works in Safe Mode. I could uncheck the box and everything worked (except the audio in safe mode). However, when I hard shut down the computer and did it normally, it checked itself again, making it impossible to use in normal mode. This was only recently this week, maybe Tuesday or so (Sept. 16, 2014).
  14. salam, i have the same problem i can untick use a proxy server for your LAN what i did you go to control panel internet option than LAN settings choose advanced and delete all PROXY ADRESS TO USE in HTTP Secure and port than ok and come back to untick use a proxy server and choose automatically detect settings ==> ok.
    good luck.
    salamoalikom
  15. salam, i have the same problem i can untick use a proxy server for your LAN what i did you go to control panel internet option than LAN settings choose advanced and delete all PROXY ADRESS TO USE in HTTP Secure and port than ok and come back to untick use a proxy server and choose automatically detect settings ==> ok.
    good luck.
    salamoalikom
  16. the whizzard said:
    skip the gogle chrome junk, open control panel/ click internet options/ click the connections tab, then at the bottom click LAN settings . Un click use a proxy server , then click automatically detect settings.
    This should solve your issues.


    This didn't work... I have tried over 6 times with no results!
    CJ
  17. JCARVER said:
    Recently, Google Chrome and IE have been unable to connect to the proxy server. I tried to change the LAN settings but was unable to. How do I fix this?


    i had the same issue. whenever i try to search anything in google and i could not open change LAN setting in chrome , i used to get same error. Now, U all need to do is OPEN internet explorer, go to <tools> then <internet options> then click on <connections> then you will find many buttons , Click on <settings(not LAN setting)> now a window will pop up, there check ONLY on the "automatically detect settings". then click "ok".
    now to be sure go to LAN setting , there also same window pops up. and make sure you check ONLY "automatically detect settings" and leave rest blank..
    click okay . now go to chrome or IE and check out, if it works for you , don't forget to thank me and if you still have an issue , let me know.
  18. I have this same issue also and going into control panel, internet options/ click the connections tab, then at the bottom click LAN settings . Un click use a proxy server , then click automatically detect settings.

    This doesn't work it's grayed out. Chrome and IE shares this file apparently because everytime it pops up when clicked in either IE or Chrome the same box pops up that is in your Control Panel. So mine is still grayed out so that I can't change it to auto connect and uncheck the proxy server connection. Any suggestions?
  19. I was having the same problem with the LAN settings kept reverting back to being checked. This is what worked for me. I looked in my installed programs for anything suspicious. I found a program called "Browser Security" which somehow got installed in August and don't remember installing it myself. I removed the program and the LAN proxy server box has remained unchecked, as it should be.

    Hopefully this will work for anyone still experiencing frustrations. Good luck.
  20. My son is having the same problem. He tried all of the above with no success. What else can we try?
  21. JCARVER said:
    Recently, Google Chrome and IE have been unable to connect to the proxy server. I tried to change the LAN settings but was unable to. How do I fix this?


    Try using another browser. It could be Chrome playing up.
  22. Thank you so so much :)
  23. I had installed WAJAM. as soon as I removed it, problem was resolved. So try accordingly. and reply if it was successful.
  24. I tried all of this, but the thing that worked for me was downloading a new version of java. everything worked as if I had java, but it wasn't in my programs list for me to remove. So I went to the java website, downloaded and installed it and instantly my proxy box was unchecked and hasn't changed now in 5 hours.
  25. What helped for me was simply running the program as an administrator (right click, run as admin) and then changing the lan settings.
  26. the whizzard said:
    skip the gogle chrome junk, open control panel/ click internet options/ click the connections tab, then at the bottom click LAN settings . Un click use a proxy server , then click automatically detect settings.
    This should solve your issues.


    This worked perfectly!
  27. I tried all the posted fixes and the only one that worked for me was the post by "Icylove". I did the fallowing:

    1. Right click on Google Chrome and make sure you run As Administrator. (this also fixed IE)
    2. Click Menu on the upper right side. Beside the STAR symbol
    3. Click on Settings.
    4. Click on “ Show Advanced Settings”
    5. Scroll down and find Network.
    6. Click on “Change proxy settings”.
    7. On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
    8. Uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN."
    9. Check “ Automatically detect settings”
    10. Then click OK.

    On some installations, changing this setting requires you to do it as Administrator otherwise it keeps reverting back

    Hope this helps
  28. juano101 said:
    I tried all the posted fixes and the only one that worked for me was the post by "Icylove". I did the fallowing:

    1. Right click on Google Chrome and make sure you run As Administrator. (this also fixed IE)
    2. Click Menu on the upper right side. Beside the STAR symbol
    3. Click on Settings.
    4. Click on “ Show Advanced Settings”
    5. Scroll down and find Network.
    6. Click on “Change proxy settings”.
    7. On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
    8. Uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN."
    9. Check “ Automatically detect settings”
    10. Then click OK.

    On some installations, changing this setting requires you to do it as Administrator otherwise it keeps reverting back

    Hope this helps
    Thank you it helped yessssssss
  29. Open Internet Options, select advanced instead of Connections, and choose 'reset'. It will solve the problem that you cannot make changes on Proxy setting.

    Christy007 said:
    Llussier18 said:
    I unchecked the proxy box but still doesn't work then when I connect back into the LAN settings the box is check off again like its automatic



    I am currently having the same problem. Did you get yours fixed? Please let me know how. thanks
  30. JCARVER said:
    Recently, Google Chrome and IE have been unable to connect to the proxy server. I tried to change the LAN settings but was unable to. How do I fix this?

    If this is still an issue for anyone, if the proxy box in lan settings won't let you uncheck it simply right click chrome and hit "run as administrator" then go to the lan settings and all should work out
  31. Llussier18 said:
    I unchecked the proxy box but still doesn't work then when I connect back into the LAN settings the box is check off again like its automatic


    I have the same problem. I uncheck the box but right afterwards I go back in and it's checked again.
  32. put your computer in safe mode before unchecking the proxy button. it worked for me.
  33. I have the same Problem however I do believe I know the route to the problem.

    This occurred this morning after I stopped a spybot search on boot up where I wa told some elements were not delt with in the scan. Searching through this thread the file 'Wajam' has occurred a few times.

    Upon running my spybot again 'wajam' has been found as infected into my Pc.

    Removing this malware fixed the issue.

    I was also having the problem where unchecking the lan setting would work for 10 seconds only for the box to reset again! Did this both in normal and in admin settings.

    Remove and find the malware!

    Hope this helps
  34. JCARVER said:
    Recently, Google Chrome and IE have been unable to connect to the proxy server. I tried to change the LAN settings but was unable to. How do I fix this?


    Run Chrome as Administrator, Then you will be able to change the settings. Save it and browse through internet :)
  35. iceylove said:
    What helped for me was simply running the program as an administrator (right click, run as admin) and then changing the lan settings.

    this worked for me too, I think. I can access the Internet now, but I have to run all of my stuff as Admin or it won't open. Working on seeing if I can fix that part permanently. But thanks! I was really getting frustrated, and your tip was the only one that let me in.
  36. Hi, Everyone:

    This morning after my laptop running Windows 8 got installed with some updates and I was unable to use IE and Chrome. I followed some of the solutions described on this post and it worked.

    1) Removed the Windows update mentioned above
    2) Ran IE and Chrome as an administrator and cleared out the proxy numbers and uncheck the checkbox.

    Thank you all for posting your solutions.
    AG
  37. the whizzard said:
    skip the gogle chrome junk, open control panel/ click internet options/ click the connections tab, then at the bottom click LAN settings . Un click use a proxy server , then click automatically detect settings.
    This should solve your issues.
  38. Didn't work on my computer. Every time I uncheck the "use proxy server" box it automatically gets checked again. My computer got infected 2 days ago. My operating sytem is Windows 8.1. Any other suggestions.
  39. smarsha said:
    i can see the box for Proxy Server is checked but it is also grey and i can't uncheck it. what do i do?

    mebbyy said:
    I've also got the same problem and I was able to fix it on my own.
    Just follow the steps I did:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click Menu on the upper right side. Beside the STAR symbol (Bookmark).
    3. Click Show Advanced Settings.
    4. Scroll down and find Network.
    5. Click Change proxy settings.
    6. On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
    7. Uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN."
    8. Then click OK.

    Hope it helps .



    I just tried to follow those step and still didn't work cuz the box is gray
  40. A WORK AROUND to try (until MS finds a permanent automatic solution) is described in 7 steps below.
    1. Change your LAN settings you want as described by contributors in your first tab called Settings.
    2. Write down your LAN changes in Settings Tab.
    3. Leave that Settings tab OPEN always.
    4. Open a NEW tab using a NEW icon tab. Do your stuff only on the new tab ONLY.
    5. Leave LAN settings tab OPEN while you work. DO NOT close it.
    6. Go back in 10 minutes or so and check your notes if LAN settings tab have changed.
    7. This seems to allow me to work the new tab and leave the settings the way I left them on the settings tab. Good Luck.
    BobGrove00@aol.com
  41. You have to do nothing just follow the steps:
    1) Go to setting of crome
    2) click on show advance settings
    3) scroll down the page to last and click on "reset settings"

    here you go, now close your browser and open it again .....hope this will help you..
  42. You have to do nothing just follow the steps:
    1) Go to setting of crome
    2) click on show advance settings
    3) scroll down the page to last and click on "reset settings"

    here you go, now close your browser and open it again .....hope this will help you..
  43. mebbyy said:
    I've also got the same problem and I was able to fix it on my own.
    Just follow the steps I did:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click Menu on the upper right side. Beside the STAR symbol (Bookmark).
    3. Click Show Advanced Settings.
    4. Scroll down and find Network.
    5. Click Change proxy settings.
    6. On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
    7. Uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN."
    8. Then click OK.

    Hope it helps .


    I did this and it did not work at first. There is an additional step you can try if this does not work, in InternetOptions->Connections->LAN Settings.

    Check the Use Proxy Server for your LAN checkbox. Delete the address (you can leave the port, it will probably be 80), then goto Advanced.

    In Advanced under Servers make sure http:, secure:, ftp:, socks: fields are all empty.

    Make sure the "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" checkbox is unchecked.

    Under Exceptions make sure the box only contains this: "*.local" but without the quotes.
    Now hit OK.

    Now Uncheck the Use Proxy Server for your LAN checkbox and make sure the Automatically Detect Settings checkbox is Checked (it should be the only checkbox of the 3 that is checked).

    Now hit OK/Apply and restart your computer.

    This should fix it. If it doesn't you need to follow the registry modifying steps: see this video this guy walks you through it. Skip to 1:38 into the video where he boots into safe mode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmapUgg12UU
  44. the whizzard said:
    skip the gogle chrome junk, open control panel/ click internet options/ click the connections tab, then at the bottom click LAN settings . Un click use a proxy server , then click automatically detect settings.
    This should solve your issues.
  45. Followed instructions,now working perfect.thanks.
  46. In Google chrome, go to the menu, click settings, click show advanced settings, scroll all the way to the bottom and click reset all settings. This worked for me
  47. 1) Go to setting of chrome
    2) click on show advance settings
    3) scroll down the page to last and click on "reset settings"

    here you go, now close your browser and open it again ...Thank you
  48. the whizzard said:
    skip the gogle chrome junk, open control panel/ click internet options/ click the connections tab, then at the bottom click LAN settings . Un click use a proxy server , then click automatically detect settings.
    This should solve your issues.
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