I am trying to add a WMS service to qgis but am having some problems. After adding the url and name of the service and clicking on connect, I am receiving the following error message:-

"Could not understand the response. The wms provider said: Download of capabilities failed: Connection timed out"

Does anyone know what the issue might be?

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    it the WMS server up? – Ian Turton May 17 '13 at 11:52
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    Is it a publically accessible WMS out fo your control or is it one you control? – Rob Quincey May 17 '13 at 12:03
  • Can you provide the link to the WMS service? – Bodhi Dec 11 '18 at 11:54
  • Is it actually a WMS? – nmtoken Apr 12 at 13:56

I think the problem is in your proxy, you don't have internet access directly, so check "use proxy" in options-->network and add your proxy details, did it work ?

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