I have been trying to teach myself QGIS by using this forum and others to help. Most of my questions can be answered by downloading plugins that are available through 3rd party repositories but for some reason I am not able to connect with these. Anyone have any ideas why this is the case?
I was able to set up proxy settings in QGIS (Settings->Options->Network) so that it could communicate through our proxy server. In my case, the Default proxy type didn't work--I had to use HTTPProxy. Once that was done, I had no problem getting to the plugins on the repo servers.
Here is a workaround if you are behind proxy and not getting the repositories. This would work for all python plugins.
- Download the plugin directly from the repository url using your browser. For example, for CadTools, download the zip file from the here repo link
- Unzip the file. Copy the folder(usually one directory down the
extracted folder) to your python plugins directory. In windows, this
C:\Program Files\Quantum GIS Wroclaw\apps\qgis\python\plugins
- Restart Qgis and now you can see this plugin installed. Just enable this plugin in the Plugin Manager.
If you are running QGIS from behind some firewall/proxy setups, you can't get the repositories. I have the same issue when running QGIS behind a restrictive firewall via a proxy at work, but no problem when running QGIS from home.
On your QGIS go to
settings >> options >>network
Then check the "Use proxy for web access" box
set the proxy type to be defaultProxy to use the system proxy
That way, whatever proxy seetings you have will be inherited and you won't have to insert again.
Running QGIS 2.18.12.
- Configure the Proxy in
Settings > Options > Network. (As others have pointed out.)
Use proxy for web access.
- (For me):
- Verify that it works:
Help > Check QGIS Version.
- Restart QGIS.
- Now, go to
Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins.
- Success: Plugin repository gets updated.
I had the same issue with not being able to connect to official repository but found how to fix this. I replaced DHCP with a static IP address and QGIS now connects to repository. How to here: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign-a-static-ip-address-in-xp-vista-or-windows-7/