Suse 9.1/WinXP network, comp won't recognize IP
I started posting some of my problems in the Suse 9.1/DSL topic, but I figured it should get its own.
My husband and I built a new computer Friday and installed Suse 9.1. It is the only OS on the comp. The installation went fine, but the comp cannot connect to the network. On the first install it started downloading the latest updates but the connection crapped out. We've been unable to get the linux computer onto the network or onto the internet.
We have an HP desktop and an HP laptop, both running Win XP, on the home network connected through a d-link router and a cable modem. We've tried connecting the linux comp to the router--the router can read the linux computer and tried to assign it an IP address, but the computer won't accept it. We plugged the comp directly into the modem and got nothing.
The linux comp has built-in ethernet on the motherboard, but we also tried installing a card that we knew worked. We've also tried a few different ethernet cables (that we knew worked) and also nothing.