Ethernet activates, but doesn't work
I got my "new" (refurbished) computer in yesterday and got linux on it, after 10+ years of using Windows. Today I worked on getting it hooked up to ethernet and it hasn't worked so far. I tried 3 distros (Red Hat, Slackware, ROOT) and none of them worked. Our setup is really weird right now, we plan on re-wiring it soon. Here it is:
I tried doing DHCP, and after a "successful" try at getting the IP netcfg for eth0 is blank. When I staticaly add the IP (192.168.0.2) then it activates fine and the hub shows green for both computers. However, when I PING 192.168.0.1 (the IP of this computer) it can't find the host.
Cable Modem -> Voice Over IP (Works like a NAT)
|> This Computer (w2k) -> Hub (LinkSys)
|> My Computer
Any ideas on how to fix this? I'd greatly appreciate it.