Thanks for your reply RubyRat. That straightened out my worry about the nameserver.
What I just did was install a fresh copy of Mandrake 9.1 and started from scratch using the pre2 version but when I was going through the steps, I noticed that I wasn't actually connecting to the router at all, I was pinging myself. When I put in the ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.10 mtu 576, I used the router's IP instead of one of valid addresses coming from the router. Anyway, so I did an iwconfig and this is what printed out.
eth0 v0.2.0pre2 ESSID:"JonnyJonJonJon"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Channel:2 Cell: 5A:1A:52:8C:F1:00
Bit Rate=11Mb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm
Link Quality:75/100 Signal level:31/100 Noise level:25/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Two things worry me, one is that the mode didn't change to managed after I inputed iwconfig eth0 mode managed channel x essid xxxxxxxx. I retried a couple of times to no avail. It's still Ad-Hoc, which I assume is not correct. The other concern is when I typed iwconfig eth0 mode managed channel x essid xxxxxxxx, the light didn't flash. I tried this several times aswell. It doesn't appear to turn on. I didn't recieve any error messages before this.
Thanks in advance again,