"automatic" updates not working?

Richard Brown rich at cregy.co.uk
Mon Sep 18 09:04:47 UTC 2006


On Monday 18 September 2006 02:52, Jeff wrote:
> Thanks!!!
I am going to stick my neck out on this one! What equipment are you using for 
internet access please?

Why you might ask? I have recently had the same problem. I could connect to 
the internet but couldn't get apt-get to work. I was connecting through a 
router/modem and a d-link switch. Whatever I did it wouldn't work. Then I 
discovered that either the switch or router was mucking me about. So I got a 
netgear ng834g and all is fine. It seems the switch or the router was 
fiddling with dns settings. Take a look at these settings. You might want to 
create a static ip address rather than use dhcp.

Hope this helps.


P.S. The story gets more bewildering when I tell you my Mac was connecting 
fine - it was only apt-get effected by the switch/router thing - go figure - 
I can't!

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