Newbie problem: slackware 9.1, can't get network working
Ok, I'm sorry to have to ask this question, as I'm sure its completely my incompetence. I have slackware 9.1 newly installed, and I'm now trying to get this machine onto my home network. I have an ADSL router, which I have connected the slackware box up to with an ethernet cable. I've run netconfig, and set it up with an unused ip address (192.168.1.28), set the gateway (192.168.1.1), and subnet mask (255.255.255.0). But nothing happens, I cannot ping out (except for 127.0.0.1) and nothing can ping me.
Am I missing a configuration step or something, do I need to get the ethernet card recognised? Problem is, I can't make out what the hell the card is, its one of those little onboard silver boxes, not a plug in card. Its got AMP stamped on it, and the place where I brought it no longer stocks the damn motherboard bundle I got. I would assume its a standard ethernet connection though. I know I don't have much to go by here, but any basic help would be great.
I'm pretty new with Linux, so any hints could do with the "newbie-filter" turned on please.