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I just installed MIKTex 6161 usng the basic-miktex-2.9.6161-x64.exe package. When I got to the start menu and select update or update admin, I get an ssl connection error:

Output from the log file is:

2017-01-10 10:07:45,781-0700 INFO Update - starting: Update Wizard (MiKTeX 2.9.6100 64-bit) 2017-01-10 10:08:11,594-0700 INFO FileCopyPage - 2017-01-10 10:08:11,595-0700 INFO FileCopyPage - Error: SSL connect error 2017-01-10 10:36:59,681-0700 INFO Update - starting: Update Wizard (MiKTeX 2.9.6100 64-bit) 2017-01-10 10:37:51,888-0700 INFO Update - starting: Update Wizard (MiKTeX 2.9.6100 64-bit) 2017-01-10 10:38:05,371-0700 INFO FileCopyPage - 2017-01-10 10:38:05,372-0700 INFO FileCopyPage - Error: SSL connect error

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    There is a long bug report regarding this error: sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2548 and it looks as if a work-around is to set an environment variable set MIKTEX_MPM_REMOTESERVICE6100=multiplexor and then to run the update manager (mpm --admin ). Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 17:44

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There is a long bug report regarding this error: https://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2548/.

A work-around is to set an environment variable

older miktex:

MIKTEX_MPM_REMOTESERVICE6100=multiplexor  

or newer miktex:

MIKTEX_MPM_REMOTESERVICE6210=multiplexor

(in doubt set both ...)

and then to run the update manager (admin) again to get correct binaries.

After the update it should be possible to remove the environment variables (exception: windows XP which needs it always.)

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  • I set both variables on Windows XP, MikTex 2.9.6300 - still have an error. https://api2.miktex.org/ doesn't work on IE. Any help?
    – user4035
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 10:14
  • Would you have an idea @UlrikeFischer for this very close problem tex.stackexchange.com/questions/713069/… ?
    – Basj
    Commented Mar 13 at 15:11
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change the link from where you installing the packages. As an example change it to: https://ftp.jaist.ac.jp

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    Commented Sep 14, 2021 at 8:18
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I had to set an https_proxy in my Windows cmd console in order to run the updates. In my company's network a https_proxy is required to connect to specific sources in the internet. I opened a cmd console and used the following commands:

set https_procy=... --> replace '...' by a valid proxy server

set MIKTEX_MPM_REMOTESERVICE6100=multiplexor --> stems from Ulrike Fischer's answer

set MIKTEX_MPM_REMOTESERVICE6210=multiplexor --> stems from at Ulrike Fischer's answer

mpm --admin --> stems from Ulrike Fischer's answer

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