Mandriva 2005 le ethernet / router problems
Hi guys, I posted on this subject back in 2004, and abandoned mandriva for suse 9.2 as i couldn't get my internet up. anyway, I am back for a second dose, having just installed 2005 LE.
My problem is as follows:
I am unable to connect to my router/modem via ethernet, as i do not know how to configure it.
My router/modem (asdl) is permanently connected to the internet, and i run 2 machines over ethernet. My windows machine is working fine, as was my linux machine when using suse (which automatically configured the ethernet to see the router without any problems).
The only options in the control centre seem to relate to configuring the modem to dial up to a provider. I do not need to do this, as the modem is already connected to my isp and is running perfectly.
I therefore need some advice as to how I can configure my mandriva box to "see" my modem over ethernet. I suspect that this will involve configuring the ethernet card, and some knowledge of ip etc, which i do not have!
I have read the mandriva 10.1 documentation, and searche the web for answers, no joy!
If anyone has any idea as to how i can solve this, I would be delighted if they could share it with me!
ps:amd athlon 3000, nforce 2 with gigabit lan, 512 mb of pc3500 ram, 150 gb ata hd, radeon 9600 se gpu.