I just received my new pi3 today and was setting it up. I managed to get raspbian working but now when I try to run the command sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get upgrade I get an error saying

Unable to connect to archive.rasberrypi.org:http: [IP: 2a00:1098:0:80:1000:13:0:6:80]

Now, I tried adding the google DNS ip to the resolv.conf file but it didnt fix the problem and the worst part is that I have no access to an ethernet connection (student who lives in a dorm room), so I can only use the wifi adapter. So far I have no problem browsing the internet it's just when I try to run the commands sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get upgrade.

Is there any way to solve this problem? This is my first time using linux and so far I am quite lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Edit: j ust added a screenshot of a ping to archive.raspberrypi.org

this is the updated one

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    Open a terminal and type ping archive.raspberrypi.org, and update your post with the output of that command. This will narrow it down a bit.
    – tlhIngan
    Feb 16, 2017 at 20:06
  • I just uploaded the screenshot, thanks for helping me out!
    – oskar132
    Feb 16, 2017 at 20:15
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    Now try sudo apt-get clean, and after it's done try sudo apt-get update again, this might clear it up.
    – tlhIngan
    Feb 16, 2017 at 20:17
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    Wait, hold on. Your Pi3 is trying to hit Wheezy repos. Which version of Raspbian did you install?
    – tlhIngan
    Feb 16, 2017 at 20:25
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    For what it is worth, it is not uncommon to get "Unable to connect to archive". This appears to be an internet problem. It usually goes away (in a few minutes, sometimes next day).
    – Milliways
    Feb 16, 2017 at 23:01

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Since your Pi3 has:

  • internet access
  • can resolve hostnames
  • can ping the servers
  • a newly installed OS

The most likely issue is that the SD card got corrupted. Sometimes it happens during the creation of the SD card, sometimes it's an improper shutdown.

Make a new SD card, and make sure you use the software shutdown process before pulling the plug on your Pi.

  • got it, by making a new SD card you refer to formatting it and unzipping the NOOBS_V2_1_0 file on it, right?
    – oskar132
    Feb 16, 2017 at 21:05
  • Yup. Or if you feel up to it, download Raspbian directly instead of going through NOOBS. :)
    – tlhIngan
    Feb 16, 2017 at 21:23
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    reinstalling raspbian fixed my problem, thanks a lot!
    – oskar132
    Feb 19, 2017 at 12:21

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