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Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

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Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

I cannot get on Firefox on my main computer. Error message reads, "Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection."

== two days last week and now three days so far this week

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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

In addition to what the-edmeister posted above:

In Firefox 3.6.4 the default connection settings have been changed to "Use the system proxy settings". See #Firefox_connection_settings|Firefox connection settings

You can find the connection setting here: 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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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options+window+-+Advanced+panel#Network_tab

If you don't need to use a proxy, change the setting to No proxy.

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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

In addition to what the-edmeister posted above:

In Firefox 3.6.4 the default connection settings have been changed to "Use the system proxy settings". See #Firefox_connection_settings|Firefox connection settings

You can find the connection setting here: 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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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

Thank you cor-el and terry. "Tools > Options > Advanced : Network : No Proxy" just worked perfectly for me on HP with Windows XP!

I was unable to access the Internet on my host PC (since mid-July '10), but the wireless access via my laptop was working. With cor-el and terry suggestion, my Firefox has resumed operations!!!

Thanks-Thanks-Thanks,

helpedbyu

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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

Hey had the same problem and after reading this it seemed too easy. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond because it helped me and I didn't have to wait for a post bc it was already answered.

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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

I have changed my settings to no proxy and every time I reboot Firefox, it goes back to the old setting and I have to no proxy again.

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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

I spent more time setting up an account on here just so I could reply to you. I actually spent more time setting up my account then I did following your advice to resolving the firefox issue I had (that obviously other peopl ehave too). You gave such a simple solution.. It literaly took seconds to fix this problem that has plauged me for over a week! Thank you so much

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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

If the connection setting aren't kept after a restart then check for an overriding user.js in the Firefox Profile Folder.
There are also extensions that can change the connection settings.


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

See:

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Re: Firedfox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connection...joan73@charter.net

In my case, I had an add-on called "Password Exporter" that was setting Firefox to a local proxy on startup.

I uninstalled it and now everything is working again.