Troubleshoot internet issues

Read this page if ConEmu internal automatic update fails to download current version information or distribution packages most probably there are issues with your Internet Explorer, because ConEmu utilizes standard Windows API from wininet.

Possible ways to solve the problem are described below.

Change version.ini location

At the moment there are several maintained locations of version.ini:

If your provider/proxy/router blocks, for example, an access to default you may try other locations from the list.

If all these locations are inaccessible from any browser on users PC, there are no options. User have to contact their network administrators for assistance.

Otherwise please open Settings/Update and paste into the ‘ConEmu latest version location info’ working URL. Don’t forget to save the settings.

Update Internet Explorer

Try to open in the Internet Explorer (not in your default browser). If it can’t open the site, try to update your Internet Explorer.

There were reports that after updating from 8.0 to 11.0 the problem with https access were solved.

Enable TLS 1.x in the internet options

Information from the issue 1568.

If you have trouble with built-in update not working (especially with Windows 7), please make sure you have TLS1.1 (and/or) TLS1.2 checked under ‘Internet Options > Advanced’. It might not be enabled by default.

Also the article from may help: Update to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as a default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows.

Change internal downloader switches

To check internet issues from command line, run the following command.

ConEmuC.exe -download -

Actually, -download command has a lot of options like proxy settings, timeouts, agent name and others. They are described in ConEmuC -? printout, About dialog and online. You may play with them and if some option helps, change them in the Settings dialog or let us know.

Use any third-party downloader tool

Most known utilities available are ‘Curl’ and ‘Wget’. Just install them and switch to External downloader on the Update settings page. Sample commands lines are below, choose appropriate and tune their options if required.

wget.exe %1 -O %2
curl.exe -L %1 -o %2