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I have Ubuntu 12.04 unity and when I try to do a sudo apt-get update it fails to connect to archive.ubuntu.com which also fail to connect via browser, her's what I get in terminal:

moqane@home:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for moqane: 
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise InRelease             
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg 
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg            
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release     
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release                                   
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources                   
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources           
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages                        
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex    
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex    
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex      
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en            
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US 
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports InRelease
88% [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com]

I think that something's wrong and the website is only down for me, if you have any ideas feel free to help...

Thank you.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Mitch, Anwar Shah, Eliah Kagan, hbdgaf Jul 23 '12 at 17:27

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Try changing your Mirror from software sources –  atenz Jul 21 '12 at 17:46
    
This is happening to me too. And no one seems to know a fix. –  rockr101 Jul 21 '12 at 17:55
    
@tijybba Hi, I did that with Update manager with no luck –  Mohamed Tarek Jul 21 '12 at 17:56
    
Have you checked your Internet connection? –  Mitch Jul 21 '12 at 18:21
    
@Mitch My connection is fine I guess as I can browse the Internet fine –  Mohamed Tarek Jul 21 '12 at 18:36

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There is a 7 step Package Manager Troubleshooting Procedure available at Ubuntu Documentation Have a look at it, and let me know if it works.

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