A Guide To Removing Proxy Settings In Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer

14.1.2014 Daniel Jaramillo


Firefox is one of the most popular browsers today, mainly due to the fact that it’s fast and easy to customize. However, there are times when you may end up running into problems that you have to fix in order to keep using it. One of these is finding that the browser has proxy server settings that might not work with your current connection.



In such cases, you may find that even though the connection works for other computers, it does not work as expected for you. Fortunately, proxy server issues are very easy to fix when using Firefox and one way to do this is to clear them if you don’t need a server to use the network you are currently on.



The steps to do this are as follows:



1. Go to the “Tools” menu on Firefox.



2. Select the Options item.



3. Click on the “Advanced” tab. On the window that opens, click “Network” and then “Settings”.



4. Click on “Direct connection to the Internet”. Doing this disables all other proxy settings that might have been put in place that might affect the quality of the connection.



In some cases, you might need to also get rid of the proxy settings in Internet Explorer, since these are global settings on Windows operating systems. To do this, you only need to open the Internet Options utility in the Windows Control Panel. You would then need to select the “Connections” tab on the window that opens, and then select “LAN Settings”. In the window that opens, clear the checkbox marked “Use a proxy server for your LAN” to get rid of any proxy settings that might have been in place.



These measures are all very useful when having problems with your Internet connection on account of using proxy settings that are not valid.


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