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    Cant access repositories on any distribution


    Regardless of what version of linux I install I am unable to connect to the repositories because they time out.

    I can browse the internet perfectly fine, download perfectly fine but in ever distibution I can't access the repositories

    I currently have Kubuntu 6.06 installed but it done the same on Suse
    10.1 Fedora Core 5.

    The message I get when I run apt-get

    steve@Steve:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Password:
    Err http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release.gpg
    Could not connect to nz.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out Failed to fetch
    http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...er/Release.gpg Co
    uld not connect to nz.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource
    temporarily unavail
    able)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is
    another proc
    ess using it?
    steve@Steve:~$

    I can only guess it has something to do with the wireless router which is a D-Link G604T, I currently have the firewall on the router and also Kubuntu disabled but still no luck.

    The settings in the router are

    I have it set as a dhcp server with dns mode set to auto Dns relay selection is set to "user discovered dns server only"
    In the Wan section default route and Nat are enabled

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    Is the quad-dotted number in brackets after the URL supposed to be the IP address? If so it looks like DNS isn't working properly for you.

    What happens if you do 'nslookup nz.archive.ubuntu.com'?
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    Have you added DNS servers to your /etc/resolv.conf file already?
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