How to Set Up a Proxy in Chrome

Learn how to configure & disable a proxy server in Google Chrome.

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A proxy server is an intermediary server that retrieves data from the internet on the behalf of the user. It can be used to hide your IP address and location, allowing entrance to inaccessible websites and anonymous surfing on the internet.

This tutorial will show you how to use and configure a proxy server in Google Chrome, as well as how to disable proxy settings in this browser.

Contents:

Chrome Proxy Settings for Windows

Google Chrome allows you to set up a proxy server through your operating system’s proxy settings.

Step 1.  Open the Chrome menu in the upper-right corner of your browser.

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Step 2. Click on Settings.

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Step 3. Click on Advanced and open the System option.

Step 4. In System, select Open your computer’s proxy settings.

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Step 5. With Proxy settings displayed on your screen, scroll down till the section Manual proxy setup. Then, toggle Use a proxy server on,  enter the IP address of your proxy server in the Address box, and the proxy server’s port in the Port field. Check Don‘t use the proxy server for local (intranet) addresses. Click Save to apply your settings.

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Important note: If you are using an older version of Windows (like Windows 7), opening the computer‘s proxy settings will direct you to Internet Properties. Once there, click on the Connections tab and open LAN settings.

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For Windows 7 or older versions, check the box Use your proxy server for your LAN, fill in Address and Port fields with your proxy provider’s data, check the box Bypass proxy server for local addresses, and click OK.

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Disabling proxies on Google Chrome

Disabling Proxy Settings on  Google Chrome for Windows

You can disable your proxy settings with a Google Chrome browser by following a nearly identical route.

Step 1.  Open the Chrome menu in the upper-right corner of your browser.

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Step 2. Click on Settings

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Step 3.  Click on Advanced and open System.

Step 4. In System, select Open your computer’s proxy settings

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Step 5.  With proxy settings displayed on your screen, under Automatic proxy setup, toggle Automatically detect settings off.

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Step 6. Under Manual proxy setup, toggle Use a proxy server setting off.

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Important note: With an older version of Windows, opening proxy settings (as mentioned in Step 4) will direct you to Internet Properties. Once there, click on the Connections tab and open LAN settings.

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For older Windows versions (Windows 7 or older), uncheck boxes Automatically detect settings & Use your proxy server for your LAN and click on OK button.

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Most common errors

Fixing the Unable to connect to proxy server error

This common issue is most often resolved by resetting your internet options.

Step 1. Enter Internet Options into your Windows search box and select Internet Options.

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Step 2. In the Internet Properties window, click on the Advanced tab, and press the Reset button.

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Step 3. Tick the Delete personal settings box and click Reset.

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This should fix the error. If you are still having this problem, you might want to disable your proxy or reset Google Chrome settings.

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