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Fix Waiting for Proxy Tunnel Issue in Chrome

If your computer’s proxy settings are configured incorrectly, it can cause problems with your internet browser in Chrome. One of the most common side effects is web pages loading slowly with a ‘Waiting for proxy tunnel‘ message in the bottom left corner. In the worst-case scenario, the web pages might fail to load with the ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED error. This error signifies that your proxy settings are misconfigured. In this tutorial, we’ll show the simplest method to fix the problem. Let’s get started.

Steps to Fix Chrome Waiting for Proxy Tunnel

Whether the Chrome browser is showing ‘waiting for proxy tunnel’ or web pages failing to load with the ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED error, follow the below steps to fix it.

Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key.

Search for Internet Options and open it.

search for internet option by searching for it in the start menu

Go to the Connections tab.

Click the LAN Settings button at the bottom.

go to the connections tab and click on the LAN settings button

Uncheck the Automatically detect settings checkbox.

turn off automatically detect settings and use a proxy settings for LAN checkboxes and click ok

Uncheck the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox and click OK.

Click Apply and OK in the main window.

Restart the Chrome browser.

Using the Chrome Browser (Alternative Method)

Open the Chrome browser.

Click on the 3 vertical dots Menu icon on the top-right corner and select Settings.

open Chrome settings

On the Sidebar, click on System.

Click the Open your computer’s proxy settings option.

click open proxy settings in chrome

In the Settings app, turn off the Automatically Detect Settings under Automatic Proxy Setup.

turn off automatic LAN settings in Windows 11

Click the Set Up button next to Use a Proxy Server under the Manual Proxy Setup section.

click set up

Turn off the Use a Proxy Server option and click Save.

turn of proxy in Windows 11

Relaunch the Chrome browser.

And there you have it! Following the above steps, the web pages should load with the ‘Waiting for proxy tunnel’ or ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED error.

2 thoughts on “Fix Waiting for Proxy Tunnel Issue in Chrome”

  1. Avatar for Caroline

    I have this problem and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve tried changing the LAN settings many times but Chrome keeps resetting them. It’s especially bad with one online game I play. Sometimes it takes almost two minutes just to log in! Then it keeps hanging and telling me it’s “waiting for proxy tunnel” and often the game is almost unplayable because of it. I’ve tried playing the game in FireFox and Opera and – so far – that is fine. I could continue in FireFox but I will not give up trying to fix this Chrome problem! I hate programs which don’t work properly and I will continue trying to fix it! I have a very old PC and also a newer laptop and the Chrome proxy tunnel problem is on both.

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