A proxy server is a computer that sits between your computer and the Internet and handles your requests for web pages and other resources. If your proxy server is not working, you will not be able to access the Internet or any of the resources on it. In this blog post, we will discuss some troubleshooting tips that you can use to fix a broken proxy server in Windows 7.
Open the Control Panel
Click on the “Start” menu in the lower left-hand corner of your screen, then click on “Control Panel.”
Select “Network and Internet.”
Click on the “Network and Internet” category.
Click on “Internet Options.”
Under the “Network and Internet” heading, click on “Internet Options.”
Open the Connections tab.
Click on the “Connections” tab. This will open up the settings for your current Internet connection. If you’re not connected to the Internet, you’ll need to do so before proceeding.
Select Network and Internet
In the Control Panel, click on View network status and tasks.
On the left side of the window, select Change adapter settings.
A new window will open showing all of the network connections on the computer. Right-click on the connection that is currently using a proxy server.
In the left-hand column, select Change Adapter Settings
This will open the Network Connections window.
– Find the active network connection and right-click on it. Select Properties from the context menu.
– In the Properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and click the Properties button.
– In the IPv4 Properties window, check the box next to Use the following DNS server addresses.
– Enter the address of a public DNS server in the Preferred DNS server field. You can use any public DNS server, but we recommend using 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11.
– In the Alternate DNS server field, enter the address of another public DNS server. You can use any public DNS server, but we recommend using 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 (Google Public DNS).
– Click the OK button to save your changes and close the IPv4 Properties window.
– Close the Properties window for your network connection and try accessing the internet again.
If you’re still having trouble, you can try resetting your proxy settings.
Select the tab labeled Sharing
– In the Internet & Network section, click Change proxy settings.
– On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
– Under Proxy server, uncheck the box labeled Use a proxy server for your LAN.
– Close the Local Area Network Properties dialog box.
– Check to see if your problem has been resolved. If not, move on to the next step.
Delete Proxy Server Settings in Registry Editor
– Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
– Type regedit and click OK to open Registry Editor.
– In the left pane, expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key, then expand the Software key, and finally expand the Microsoft key.
– Right-click the Microsoft key and select Delete.