I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error
connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 126.96.36.199 but there is nothing
http://188.8.131.52. It would even be helpful if someone could validate that this process works for him right now. Which file do I need to change to force a repository change to something like CTAN.
This is a clean fresh installation (but reinstalling seems to have helped this guy at least temporarily). Also I do not have any other problems with my internet connection on any port.
I have no firewall. And get the following:
Obviously this issue can't be generalized some of us suffer sometimes from it and have to deal with it while generating specific solutions. When I solved this problem I will post (in detail) what was the cause and the fix to it.
The solution is that MikTex won't use the systems default proxy settings. It always assumes that there is no proxy. On Windows use the console
cmd.exe and type
ipconfig /all and
proxycfg -u to find all necessary information about your NICs. The line
Proxyserver from proxycfg command will tell you what to enter here:
Yes, I am behind a proxy on this machine and didn't take this into account...