I'm following the instructions here on installing a fresh installation of Raspbian. I get as far as 'Choose a mirror of the Debian archive' but I am then greeted with the error 'Bad archive mirror' when trying to retrieve the mirror (see screenshot from another question). However, as far as I can see there are no errors, and as far as I know the network is configured correctly.

If the network isn't configured correctly what would be the best way to test for this?

Completely new to this sort of thing so apologies if above doesn't make sense

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    Why not use the official Foundation image which is up to date. AFAIK the Raspbian site no longer offers images. – Milliways Apr 1 '16 at 23:44
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    Images are not reliable too. They can easily get corrupt – ahmetertem Apr 2 '16 at 0:01
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    Not only can they become outdated or corrupt, but as recently happened they can be the source of malware. – Steve Robillard Apr 2 '16 at 3:07
  • Only official images should be used as they are near guaranteed to work when correctly installed. They also will not cause any damage to the Pi and will allow you to use the Pi to its full potential. – Darth Vader Apr 2 '16 at 11:48
  • Some people trust a self-built images more than a downloaded one "from the internet". – Axel Beckert May 5 '16 at 15:37

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