hi, i stumbled on the thread and this is exactly the information i was looking for! at home i have a dsl router with a dhcp server, but when i bring my laptop to work i need to log into the network (without dhcp) by assigning it an IP address etc. and i hadn't figured out how with debian sarge.
can i use the same procedure you wrote in your answer to zameer? i'll need to assign a DNS address too though, how do i do that? i tried to directly rewrite the /etc/resolv.conf file but that didn't seem to work.