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Old 07-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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Mint 10 Update problem.


Hi, Following a fortnight without broadband, resolved by fitting a new ethernet card and router, Update Manager (and Software manager)has stopped working. I was surprised to see the shield symbol ticked when my connection was re-made, and subsequent attempts to update give the response "Could not connect to 192.168.1.254:8080". Sudo apt-get update in a Terminal elicits the same response. I have also tried Repair Broken Packages in Recovery Mode to no avail.
Help would be much appreciated. John.
 
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Hello,

Could you let us know what device has the IP address of 192.168.1.254? This almost sounds like it is acting as a proxy, content filter, etc.

Cheers,

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Hello Josh,
Apologies for the delay. The IP address is the one given to me by my ISP for the new router.
Thanks,
John.
 
Old 08-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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Hmmm... Are you sre that IP is the router's IP? Normally under most circumstances, your router IP would be 192.168.1.1, .2.1, etc, ending in .1. Can you please verify this?
 
Old 08-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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Hi Josh,
Hope this gets through. Had to change my password and this reply has been lost three times. Dunno why. Anyway: Have looked in Control Centre / Network Proxy Preferences and found the following: HTTP proxy: 192.168.1.254 Port 8080
Secure HTTP proxy: 255.255.255.0 Port 0
FTP proxy: 192.168.1.1 Port 0
Socks Host: 212.159.13.49 Port 0 All these settings are "greyed out". The new router didn't set itself automatically (as the handbook suggested it would), and my ISP's helpline operator gave me a load of digits to enter that got it going. That was in Windows, as he wasn't familiar with Linux. Hope this gives some clue to the problem,

Thanks,

John.
 
Old 08-06-2011, 07:54 AM   #6
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I would reset your router to factory defaults and manually, by hand, go through all of your settings of the router and configure it yourself. And it doesn't matter how you set it up either in windows or linux, as it is a router......
 
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
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Hi Josh,
Sorted! I was approaching from the wrong angle - thanks very much for your help.

Cheers,
John.
 
Old 08-08-2011, 03:26 PM   #8
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No problem! Thanks for the rep, too.

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Josh
 
  


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