Problem with static IPs
I am running Ubuntu through VMware, everything is running fine but I want to be able to assign my ubuntu machine a static IP (192.168.136.2) so that it will be easier to access it. I have to use NAT because the university I am at does not give me more than one IP on my network port. If I use DHCP the internet works fine, if I assign it statically and set 192.168.136.1 as the gateway (the host OS) it no longer works. I can ping .1 just fine... but when I try to goto to a website, I get host not found.
I've had this problem before on gentoo, and I remember having to add a line to /etc/host.conf i just can't remember what it was... I tired nameserver *. Anyone that can help, it would be greatly appreciated.