How to fix Python SSL CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED

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1 min readMar 26, 2019

On a router with merlin firmware, I installed entware and python,

after I ran speedtest python script.

It shows error:

python2.7# speedtest
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Cannot retrieve speedtest configuration
ERROR: <urlopen error [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:726)>

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