Thanks for your help in advance. I have recently installed Slackware 9.1 and this is my first time installing Linux - so please bear with me.
I am having trouble establishing an internet connection through a cable modem provided by my ISP. Here is the extent of my knowledge:
upon boot-up the kernel auto detects my network card as an ISA plug & play card (I don't know why I have a PnP card?). Here is what I get with dmesg:
isapnp: Card 'D-Link DE-220P PnP ISA Card'
At least the card is detected. From here I have tried netconfig. I am still not sure if I should specify a static IP or DCHP. My ISP is RoadRunner, and I understand that they use DCHP for their cable service (at least in some communities). DCHP did not seem to work. For a static IP, I am using a Linksys router to share the network connection so I am having trouble determining my IP address and Gateway.
I guess what I am looking for right now is some guidance to get started down the right path. Then maybe I can start asking some specific questions.