Mac OS X 10.2: "Software Update is not able to connect to the Internet" Alert

The Software Update feature of Mac OS X 10.2 cannot work if your computer uses a proxy server that requires authentication (a name and password).
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When checking for updates in the Software Update pane of System Preferences (either manual or scheduled), an alert with this message appears:
    "Software Update is not able to connect to the Internet. Please check your configuration and try again."


Manually download and install any required updates from Apple Software Downloads (
Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012

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