Not sure if these are related but are the issues I'm contending with. I have searched and tried various answers, but I am not getting anywhere.
Apologies my first post had many parts, I was simply trying to list the symptoms. I have edited out much of it.
ping 126.96.36.199 results 0% packet loss, but ping googleDOTcom results in Name or service not known.
EDIT nslookup results in no response, must EXIT to return to $ prompt. nslookup host returns: ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
EDIT dpkg --configure -a returns: nothing, back to $ prompt.