Today, Internet browsing via Chrome stopped working at my office. IE was not affected, only Chrome. The error was just that the site couldn’t be reached.
I fired up Chrome and went to “
chrome://net-internals/“. In the page that opened I went to the “Proxy” in the left sidepane and saw that although the original proxy settings were “auto detect” the effective proxy settings were “direct”. That didn’t make sense – Chrome was set the proxy settings of IE, but IE was working fine and detecting a proxy but Chrome wasn’t. A quick Google search showed me that if Chrome is having trouble finding a proxy, it resorts to a direct Internet connection. Seems to be by design. So why was Chrome having trouble finding a proxy? IE was set with a WPAD file location so I went to the “Events” in the side pane of “
chrome://net-internals/” to see if it was having trouble finding the WPAD file. It didn’t, but there were errors like these:
--> line_number = 382
--> message = "Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected end of input"