Connecting my Linux box to the Internet
I have just installed Red Hat Linux on one of my old computers so I can see how to use it and what features it has got! However I am having some trouble connecting this to the Internet.
I currently have an NTL set top box which is connected to a router and we have 3 laptops running of this router (all wireless connections and running Windows XP)
I have connected my Linux box to this router through the Ethernet port. Ive tried to set up the Internet on my Linux box, I used the wizard, choosing an Ethernet connection and then the appropriate hardware but when I try to activate my connection it cannot determine an IP address.
I have tried to set the IP manually using ifconfig which does activate it but I cannot seem to get on any websites.
i have tried pinging the other laptops on the network but I get no response, could it be some sort of hardware compatibility?!