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Firefox says my proxy server is refusing connections, but other browsers are working.

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I was using Firefox one day when the following message was shown: "The proxy server is refusing connections

Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

*   Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct.
*   Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is

I checked with my network administrator and he said that everthing was fine. I started using Internet Explorer and everything is working. I don't think this is a problem with my server.

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In Firefox 3.6.4 and later the default connection settings have been changed to "Use the system proxy settings".

See "Firefox connection settings" in Server Not Found - Troubleshoot connection problems

You can find the connection settings in "Tools > Options > Advanced : Network : Connection"

If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then select No Proxy

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I've had the same problem but i fixed it! Here is how i did it!

First go to Firefox > Options > Advanced > Network

There is a "Settings" button for "Configure how firefox connects to the internet.

Click on it And chose "Auto- detect proxy settings for this network"

And there you have it!

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Crystal clear. So far so good

Appreciatively, Ricmar357

PCB Designer, Fiction Writer

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tysm dude

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except the settings are not sticking so when i leave the browser and return - i have the same problem recur. any thoughts on that?

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no matter how many times i correct this setting in the options, it always reverts back to the same settings even the settings i change in "about:config"

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).