Fix: Google Chrome Waiting for Proxy Tunnel When Loading Webpages

If Google Chrome browser is showing the status “Waiting for Proxy Tunnel” and taking excess time when loading web pages, check your proxy server settings.

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Google Chrome “Waiting for Proxy tunnel”

Fix: Google Chrome “Waiting for Proxy Tunnel”

To fix the problem, disable auto-proxy discover setting using these steps:

  • Right-click Start, click Run.
  • Type inetcpl.cpl and click OK.
  • Select the Connections tab
  • Click LAN settings
  • Uncheck “Automatically detect settings”
  • Click OK.

Now, the system will no longer attempt to automatically detect the proxy settings, and uses the manual proxy settings (if configured), or no proxy is used. Restart Google Chrome. You should no longer see the “Waiting for Proxy Tunnel” status bar message in Chrome.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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