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

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

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
         working."

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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Site Moderator

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

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

New User

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

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!

New User

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

Crystal clear. So far so good

Appreciatively, Ricmar357

PCB Designer, Fiction Writer

New User

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

tysm dude

New User

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

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

New User

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

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"

Site Moderator

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

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: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).