Proxy server not Working Firefox
Are you having trouble getting a website to load? Don't worry — we're here to help. This article will show you how to fix the problem so you can get back to surfing the web.
With a little detective work, we can narrow down the cause of the problem.
- Open a new tab and check to see if you can load another website like google.com or mozilla.org.
- Launch another browser, like Internet ExplorerSafariGoogle Chrome, and try to open the site you were having problems with.
If you see any of these error messages, it might just be a problem with Firefox's cache:
Try clearing Firefox's cookies and cache
Do these steps and then reload the website you're having trouble with.
- Click the menu button , choose History and select .
- In the Time Range to clear: drop-down, select Everything.
- Click the arrow next to Details to display the list of items that can be cleared.
- Select both Cookies and Cache.
- Click Clear Now.
If clearing Firefox's cookies and cache didn't work, it's probably a sign that there is a problem with the website itself. In that case you'll just have to wait for it to get fixed. With big sites like Twitter or Facebook this may only be a few minutes.
If you don't see any of the error messages above, check to see if any of the specific problems below match what you see:
The website loads but doesn't work properly
If the website doesn't look right or doesn't work the way it's supposed to, you should check out the following articles:
The problem only happens on a secure (https) website
Look at the web address in the location bar. Does it start with https:// (notice the "s")? If so, check if you see one of the following error messages:
If another web browser works just fine, one of following solutions should fix things:
To check your proxy settings:
- Click the menu button and choose Options.Preferences.
- Select the panel.
- Select the Network tab.
- In the Connection section, click Settings.
- Change your proxy settings:
- If you don't connect to the Internet through a proxy (or don't know whether you connect through a proxy), select No Proxy.
- If you connect to the Internet through a proxy, compare Firefox's settings to another browser's .
- Close the Connection Settings window.
- Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.