Install Package in Anaconda when Facing Connection Timeout

In this short post, you’ll see one way to install a package in Anaconda when facing a connection timeout.

Normally, you can install a Python package in Anaconda by opening the Anaconda Prompt and then typing the following command to install your desired package:

pip install package_name

However, there could be times when you get the following connection timeout error:

Retrying (Retry(total=4, connect=None, read=None, redirect=None, status=None))
after connection broken by ‘ConnectTimeoutError’ ((urllib3.connection.Verified

In that case, you may apply the steps below to overcome this error.

Steps to Install a Package in Anaconda when Facing Connection Timeout

Step 1 – Download the needed package

  • Search for your desired package by going to The Python Package Index (PyPI)
  • Type the name of the package in the search bar and then press ENTER
  • Click on your desired package
  • Press on the “Download files” under the Navigation menu
  • Click on the ‘Wheel’ version (‘whl’ file) that you wish to download

Step 2 – Place the downloaded file in a location of your choosing

Now place the ‘whl’ file that you just downloaded in a location of your choosing.

For example, let’s suppose that the file was placed under the following path:


Step 3: Install the package

For the final step, open the Anaconda Prompt.

Then, type cd\ and press ENTER:

(base) C:\Users\Ron>cd\

Now type cd + the location where your downloaded ‘whl’ file is stored. For our example:

(base) C:\>cd C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Anaconda

Finally, type pip install precise_file_name.whl

(base) C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Anaconda>pip install precise_file_name.whl

Don’t forget to include the file extension which is ‘.whl

Once you’re done, press ENTER and your package would be installed.