When I used a VPN connection I did not have internet connection, when I disconnected the VPN connection I had internet access again. I used the Microsoft Windows 7 Network Diagnostics tool to see what the problem could be.

It responded with the error message: “The configured proxy server is not responding”. Well normally you would go to:

Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings

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Uncheck the “Use a proxy server for you LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).”

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But that this not fix my problem, then I red the checkbox text again:

Use a proxy server for you LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).”

 

I was using a VPN connection, so there had to be another way to set the proxy settings for a VPN connection and there is, go to:

Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > Select you’re VPN connection and click on [Settings]

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Uncheck the “Use a proxy server for this connection (These settings will not apply to other connections)”

 

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After unchecking this box I was able to get internet access, when using the VPN connection

 

 

Error in the Microsoft Windows 7 Network Diagnostics dialog

 

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Error in Google Chrome

Unable to connect to the proxy server.

A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between your computer and other servers. Right now, your system is configured to use a proxy, but Google Chrome can’t connect to it.
If you use a proxy server, check your proxy settings or check with your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working.
If you don’t believe you should be using a proxy server, try the following steps:
Go to the Wrench menu > Options > Under the Hood > Change proxy settings > LAN Settings and uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN.

9 Comments on How to solve “The configured proxy server is not responding” when using VPN

  1. great help.. worked for me…
    thankyou

  2. Brice says:

    This really helped me thank you so much!!

  3. Jessica Archibald says:

    Thanks! Helped fix bfs computer right away! :)))

  4. Thiloka says:

    THANKS!!!!!!!THIS IS CALLED GREAT WoRK :D

  5. anymous says:

    thank bro this really help with the picture guide..

  6. Hikaru says:

    thank you so much!!!!!!

  7. HydPhani says:

    Hi Folks,

    This error can also happen, if you have installed any Fiddler like network monitoring tool, which could act as proxy.
    Please uncheck the options of this tool being acting as a proxy, that would solve the error!!

    good luck
    HydPhani

  8. babak says:

    dear all, I am notable to uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN . Because it is not clickable !!!!

  9. kent wong says:

    still not fix it is connected to the internet but cannot open any browser… please help

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