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    Default Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    Moderators, feel free to move this where it needs to go. I wasn't sure, so I started this here.

    I'm on IE8 right now typing this. I prefer Firefox but it keeps coming up with "Proxy Server unavailable". I uninstalled Firefox, then re-isntalled it. Same message.

    What's causing this, and how can I fix it?
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    Default Re: Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    In Firefox, select Tools - Options - Advanced - Settings and select 'Auto-detect proxy settings for this network'.

    That should fix it.
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    Thanx for the quick reply! It worked! Problem solved! Woohoo!
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    That'll be $200 please....
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    Default Re: Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    Just put it on my tab
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    No, have him charge it to your account, on account you can't pay him now.
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    Thanks to both of you, Nissan and Terjeo, you've solved the problem I was having on my laptop with Firefox.
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    Default Re: Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    Quote Originally Posted by rojertwose View Post
    Hello,
    It probably can't find the proxy server, because it was blocked.
    95% of the time proxy servers are used to look at sites they shouldn't be looking at while at work/school. Do your job and go to the blocked sites on your own time.
    Actually, you are off-base because I've been retired for a year and only use computers in my home. I never had that problem when I was at work either, and being a teacher I did my job, which was in the classroom...what I did in the teacher's room was my own business since they never paid us for more than 3 hours prep-time a week anyway. I prepped on my own time all my career, just as my wife does on weekends and it kills our weekends many times.
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    Default Re: Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    "In Firefox, select Tools - Options - Advanced - Settings and select 'Auto-detect proxy settings for this network'."

    It's found in the "Network Connection" section and then you have to click on "settings".
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakukani View Post
    No, have him charge it to your account, on account you can't pay him now.
    Don't worry about this. Just check my "Pay Over Time" box and I will just make small automatic withdrawals from your checking account until the balance is paid in full. Out of site, out of mind.
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    Default Re: Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    newbies bringing up old posts -.-.
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    Default Re: Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    Quote Originally Posted by rojertwose View Post
    Hello,
    It probably can't find the proxy server, because it was blocked.
    95% of the time proxy servers are used to look at sites they shouldn't be looking at while at work/school. Do your job and go to the blocked sites on your own time.
    Way out of line dude! The advice given before was correct (solved my problem). And this was on my personal laptop AT HOME! Not when I had a job and was working.
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    Default Re: Firefox can't find "Proxy Server"!

    Quote Originally Posted by jmoen3 View Post
    newbies bringing up old posts -.-.
    Gotta love newbs, re-hashing already solved material!
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    Quote Originally Posted by terjeo View Post
    In Firefox, select Tools - Options - Advanced - Settings and select 'Auto-detect proxy settings for this network'.

    That should fix it.
    I had this same problem & stumbled upon this while searching for a solution. I just wanted to say... THANK YOU!

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