After the downloading proxy script error, I recently got hit with another bizarre error in Chrome called 'Waiting for Proxy Tunnel'. If you are facing the same issue, follow the below steps to fix waiting for proxy tunnel issue in Chrome.
When you receive the error, web pages don't load even when you have an active internet connection. One of the things that are similar to proxy script error is that only Chrome is effect by this issue. Other browsers like Firefox, Opera, Edge, Edge Chrome are unaffected.
What's Causing the Error?
Now, it will be remiss to not tell what I changed on my system that might have triggered the error in Chrome. A couple of days before, I added a TP-Link USB Wi-Fi adapter to my desktop and installed appropriate drivers by downloading them from the manufacturer website. Ever since I'm receiving the waiting for proxy tunnel error.
I tried reinstalling the drivers and even reverting back to the default drivers provided by Windows Update but the issue is unresolved.
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 the workaround. Here's how you can fix the waiting for proxy tunnel error in Chrome.
Steps to Fix Waiting for Proxy Tunnel Issue in Chrome
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.
1. First, open the start menu, search for "Internet Options" and click on the result. This action will open the Internet Properties window where you can change the LAN settings.
2. In the Internet Options window, go to the "Connections" tab. Here, click on the "LAN Settings" button appearing at the bottom.
3. The above action will open the LAN settings window. Here, uncheck the "Automatically detect settings" checkbox and click on the "Ok" button.
4. In the main window, click on the "Apply" and "Ok" buttons to save changes.
5. Finally, restart Chrome browser.
That is all. The above steps should resolve the issue of pages not loading in Chrome. 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 needs a simple reboot to apply the new settings.
Hope that helps. Personally, the error is resolved for me after disabling the automatic LAN settings option. If it did not help you, check for any incompatible drivers and also undo any major changes like changing system settings, installing new software, etc., in the last few days. More often than not, undoing the problematic changes should solve the issue.
Comment below and let me know if the issue is resolved or not for you.