After the downloading proxy script error, I recently encountered another bizarre issue with Chrome. That is, ‘Waiting for Proxy Tunnel’. If you are facing the same issue, follow the below steps to fix waiting for proxy tunnel problem in Chrome.
When you are dealing with “Waiting for proxy tunnel”, the web pages don’t load even with an active internet connection. Moreover, it can make the Chrome browsing experience slow and unstable. The thing that is similar to proxy script error is that only Chrome has this problem,. Other browsers like Firefox and Edge Chromium are unaffected.
What’s Causing the Error?
It will be remiss of me to not tell what I changed on my system that might have triggered the error in Chrome. A couple of days before the problem, I added a TP-Link USB Wi-Fi adapter to my desktop and installed appropriate drivers. Now, I don’t know if this is the main trigger for the error. However, I couldn’t find any other major change I made in the recent past that could’ve triggered the Waiting for Proxy Tunnel error in Chrome.
Depending on what you did with your system, your mileage may vary. There is no concrete reason for this problem.
That being said, I found a workaround that solves the issue. All you have to do is disable automatic LAN setting detection in Windows. Once you do that, the Waiting for Proxy Tunnel error is solved.
Steps to Fix Chrome Waiting for Proxy Tunnel
Just like with the proxy script error, the problem is with the automatic Windows LAN settings. Once you disable the automatic LAN settings, things should go back to normal in an instant.
Steps you should follow to fix Chrome waiting for proxy tunnel error.
- Open the Start menu.
- Search for “Internet Options” and open it.
- Go to the “Connections” tab.
- Click on the “LAN Settings” button at the bottom.
- Here, uncheck the “Automatically detect settings” option.
- Click “Ok“.
- Click “Apply” and “Ok” in the main window.
- Restart the Chrome browser.
From Chrome Browser
- Open the Chrome browser.
- Click on the Menu icon and select “Settings“.
- Scroll down and click on “Advanced“.
- Under “System” click on “Open your computer’s proxy settings“.
- In the Settings app, turn off “Automatically detect settings” under Automatic Proxy Settings.
That is all. The above steps should resolve the issue of pages not loading in Chrome due to the proxy tunnel problem.
If you are still facing the waiting for proxy tunnel error, reboot Windows and try again. From time to time, the settings are locked and the system needs a simple reboot to apply the new settings.
Personally, the error is resolved for me after disabling the automatic LAN settings option. If you are still facing the issue, check for any incompatible drivers and undo any major changes like installing new software, changing network settings, changing system settings, etc., in the last few days. More often than not, undoing the problematic changes should solve the issue.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.