I am having trouble getting my Dell machine to connect to the Lan at work. Apparently all the server-side stuff is set-up (the dhcp server and stuff). I checked the cable is going to the right place. Ipconfig gives nothing and i can't ping anyone.
The techie guy said that i should try the internal wireless device but i would need to activate it first. he said it's easy in Windows but doesn't know how to do it in Gnu&Linux.
Ubuntu 10.04 (or maybe 10.10 i will check). I will try to get an lspci report later in case that helps but getting any info about the machine is tricky.
 err that was ifconfig. I usually try both if the one i try first doesn't give anything at all.