Been using PCLOS 2009 for better part of a year, without problems... but now cannot update from any repository.
Had "update manager", but found it annoying - and seems the repository problem coincided with the appearance of this notifier - so removed it.
Used Repo Speed Test.... all but 2 repositories failed. The 2 that didn't had rates of 3238 and 388 bytes/sec respectively.
Only use one repository at a time, hit "Reload", download starts e.g. typically 20 or 22 files to be downloaded (might also see a rate e.g. about 120 kbs) but when about half done get notice saying cannot download all docs, might be a problem with the repository etc.
Tried the Synaptic Repair utility, but when prompted to chose a repo get a "failed" notice.
My Malaysian "broadband" connection is not blazingly fast; but I can usally download around 150 kbs. I remeber about a month ago using the Repo Speed Test, and there were lots of repo giving good speeds, and very few "failed".