I have been happily running EMC on 8.04 Hardy Heron since last year, with several updates during that time, but the last time was 139 days ago.
I connect the pc to the web via a Belkin "ASDL modem with wireless G", using a LAN connection, and until today all worked well.
Today, all attempts to use the update manager failed.
I brought my laptop(which uses a usb/Sagem router) into the workshop to test the line and that's OK.
The lights on the front of the router indicate both the PC and phone line are connected, but when I use the update manager, the pc led flickers(but not the line led), but it fails to download any files.
Each of the url's it tries to connect to "not resolved".
I tried launching Firefox with similar results, and I tried plugging in the laptop to a LAN connection on the Belkin with equal results.(That may be insignificant, as I can't remember if I set the laptop up to use the Belkin anyway.)
Right clicking on the wired network connection icon(which shows no activity) gave -
IP Address 192.168.2.2
Broadcast address 192.168.2.255
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default route 192.168.2.1
Primary DNS 192.168.2.1
Secondary DNS 0.0.0.0
Hardware address 00:02:A5:B1:4B:46
While some of the above is just gobbledegook for me, I can follow explicit instructions.
Any help, especially with a view to increasing my understanding, would be greatly appreciated.