npm install error – ECONNRESET – IONIC INSTALL – npm install -g ionic fails with ECONNRESET

Here is the solution to ECONNRESET issues while working with npm

  • npm install -g ionic fails with ECONNRESET
  • npm ERR! network read ECONNRESET

It is a quite common error which occurs while installing modules using npm e.g. ionic

npm ERR! network read ECONNRESET
npm ERR! network This is most likely not a problem with npm itself
npm ERR! network and is related to network connectivity.
npm ERR! network In most cases you are behind a proxy or have bad network settings.
npm ERR! network
npm ERR! network If you are behind a proxy, please make sure that the
npm ERR! network 'proxy' config is set properly. See: 'npm help config'
npm ERR! Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR! argv "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\node.exe" 
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" 
"install" "-g" "cordova" "ionic"
npm ERR! node v4.2.2
npm ERR! npm v2.14.7
npm ERR! syscall read


What is the solution?

This can be resolved by updating npm registry protocol from https:// to http://


$ npm config get registry
$ npm config set registry
$ npm config get registry





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