connecting to internet on suse 9.2
i cudn't find much on this .
i have installed suse 9.2 personal edition on my dell 600m inspiron which has win xp professional.
I see that suse recognizes the lan card by giving the following info on Yast :
"Dell NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet Configured with DHCP"
But when i try to browse the web i am not able to as the browser gives the message " ... host not found".
I have a DSL cable connection to connect to the internet through the ethernet port.
What do I need to do ?
Also i am unable to run basic commands like "ifconfig" and "route" . Please advise on this too.